Getting Past 1000 “NO’s”

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I’m standing in my closet, searching for the BIG YES as I take a look at my “stuff.” Since our last move, I’ve given away many items that have worn out their worth. Plus, I feel much lighter since I’ve sent most of my children’s treasures to them. As Greg McKeown points out in his book Essentialism, I want to separate … Read More

7 Steps to Disorganized Organization

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Although you may think that some people were born organized, the truth is that we all have to work at it. It’s okay to admit that there are times when you’ve misplaced something critically important. It’s also okay to become a little better organized so that you’re not continually asking others to find your missing items. It gets old.  Many … Read More

Avoiding the Wrath of Your Child

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You did it! You finally said, “No, we are not going to get that today” to your child. Good for you! Now you find yourself faced with a storm, a tantrum of open rebellion. Let’s face it, with all those gizmos and gadgets available to purchase right before Christmas, there are plenty of opportunities to appease your child, pull out … Read More

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

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My brother was calmly sitting outside on his porch when he saw disaster coming. In the distance he could see dust churning swiftly in front of a black storm cloud. Within a matter of minutes, he watched the freeway disappear, then the field, followed by the road. He ran inside just as the furious dust cloud engulfed his home. His … Read More