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Artist

Art teacher: Your son is, like, an artistic genius.  But, he’s disruptive in class.  I need him to take it down a notch. Me: Yeah, it’s like that in school, too.  I don’t really know what to tell you, but … Continue reading

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One Small Thing

My house is a disaster.  There is clutter everywhere.  The worst part is that when I clean a room, or part of a room, it is just as messy the very next day.  And when I say ‘clean’, I really … Continue reading

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Practical Party Planning

I had been thinking about my daughters’ first birthday party for a while, but only in an abstract way.  I knew I wanted to have it at our house, with all of our immediate family.  I didn’t think much about … Continue reading

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Panic

It’s back.  Creeping over me while I’m asleep.  I wake up in a wave of fear.  My heart is beating fast, my arms have a numb, tingly feeling, and my palms are sweating.  I concentrate on my breathing.  If I … Continue reading

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More

I will never forget a particular conversation I had many years ago at a party.  I was living in South Carolina, and the party was on Sullivan’s Island, in a house right on the beach.  I remember thinking how amazing … Continue reading

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Project Simplify Week 3: Closet and Drawer Results!

This week was about cleaning a few smaller areas.  I’ve been trying to keep up the general appearance of the house since we are having a birthday party here next weekend, plus the weather has been so beautiful that we’ve … Continue reading

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Project Simplify: Week 3

This week we are focusing on closets, drawers, counter tops, or wherever paper clutters up your work area.  I am going to focus on the hallway closet, and a few kitchen drawers which have become ‘junk drawers’.  If I don’t … Continue reading

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