Category Archives: Family

The Piler    11.22.13

The second in my series on the 4 Personality Types of Organizing. Most of us do some piling of mail, school papers, receipts, etc. However, true “piler’s” never seem to get around to weeding through their piles. The result is … Continue reading

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It takes all kinds    11.15.13

My husband and I first met when we worked together for the same company. A couple of months into our relationship we attended a training program. One part of the program was testing to determine your personality type. I am … Continue reading

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Gratitude and the long haul    11.22.12

We live in New Jersey. Close to the ocean, closer to the bay. We have lived here our whole lives. Grew up here. Spent our summers at the beaches and boardwalks of the Jersey shore. We watched the weather channel the entire … Continue reading

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Next Steps    4.27.12

  I am in the process of organizing a couple of spaces for a dear friend of mine. She and her husband are living in a condo vacated by her elderly parents.  My friend still owns a home in another location, but … Continue reading

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Getting to the other side?    3.2.12

My sister Liz and I have an expression we use when our kids/husbands are sick. Not sure when we picked it up, but it aptly describes the stage of illness/annoyance. It is all about being on the “other side”. If … Continue reading

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Winter doldrums    2.24.12

The color I use to describe this time of year is beige. It is hardly light outside when you wake up and dark way before you go to sleep. The days seem long without much sunlight. It is a recipe … Continue reading

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Shop til you drop…or not.    2.10.12

  If you have ever tripped over a collection of your kids toys, tried unsuccessfully to open a drawer in your nightstand or been unable to park your car in your garage I am sure you have uttered the words … Continue reading

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Picture perfect    2.3.12

I know you have one. In a brown bag, an old shoe box or maybe under a pile. The shame can be daunting. After all you have been hiding it for years. Always intending to come clean. Don’t worry you … Continue reading

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Mom where is my …    1.13.12

This morning my house was a combat zone. My daughter couldn’t find her gym shorts then lost her favorite hairband and finally her resolve. It ended just as you might guess…tears. With a house full of girls, seems like someone … Continue reading

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Back on track    1.2.12

9 hours until everyone clears out of the house. This time tomorrow I will no longer be serving meals every four hours, doing laundry everyday, cleaning up after various kids’/husband’s messes and sharing the i Pad with everyone in my … Continue reading

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