Category Archives: Kids & Family

My Little Productivity Smasher

In my opponent’s corner standing stout at 2’4” and weighing in at a roly-poly 30 pounds is my “Teeny Tiny” 9 month old Productivity Smasher.  In my corner, well it’s me, the Smasher’s slightly OCD Professional Organizer mama.  Regardless of …

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Situational Disorganization: A New Baby!

The quote that came to mind for this series was “the day before your whole life changes is like any other day”.  Isn’t that so true?  You have no idea that in 24 hours your entire world is going to …

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Dorm Day or Dooms Day?!

For parents it can be dooms day for teens it’s synonymous with freedom… but either way, when your teen moves out of your house and into a college dorm, there’s a lot to be done!  Where do you start? You …

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Scattered School Work – SOLVED

There was a recent request on the Simplified Facebook page regarding how to neatly and safely store children’s school work, art, and photos.  I am *certain* that there are many moms out there wondering the SAME thing.  Are you one …

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Remember the Little Things

Do you remember what you did yesterday? How about last week?  Did your kids saying something funny, a friend do something thoughtful, or maybe it was just a beautiful day and you felt blessed.  These should be memorable experiences, right?  …

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Raising Money Savvy Kiddos

At what age should money earning tasks begin for little ones? My husband and I have decided that the ages five and eight are right for our two. They are at the age where they know what money is and …

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Over Indulgence Equals Expectation

With the holidays upon us we need to think about what we are giving and how much we are spending.  I have talked to hundreds of people and the biggest stress and fear they have are the expectations that come …

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Traditions Year-Round

Traditions are a wonderful thing. The same ones always come to mind when I hear the word… like the Macy’s Parade for Thanksgiving and Advent Calendar for Christmas. I didn’t realize how many I had for the entire year until …

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Simple Tips for Holiday Travel

The holidays are here. I’m not sure where the year has gone, but here we are. I know for many families this means a lot of traveling. Having just gone on a 6 hour trip (one way) with a 4 …

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Kids and Money

It’s never too early or too late to teach our children about money. Teaching your children about money will help them to learn the value of money and will also teach them about making good money choices. The key is …

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