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Don’t Just Organize. Declutter.

Organization is great. It makes life run much more smoothly. But you know what’s better than organizing your closet? Getting rid of stuff you don’t want or need anymore. Because guess what? The more stuff you get rid of, the less organizing you have to do! On Monday, I’ll have 13 ideas to get you started with decluttering your life. Put your email address in the box on the...
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Want, Need, Wear, Read: Christmas 2013

We try to keep gift-giving simple with our kiddos which is why last year we started following the want, need, wear, read model of giving gifts. Since our kiddos are four years old and seven months old, we will only follow this pattern with our four year old this year. Our little one will be plenty happy trying to put wrapping paper in his mouth: no presents necessary. Here’s...
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Faith

What We Keep in Front

*This post is from a few weeks ago. I finally got around to editing it and posting it now.* These last couple of weeks kicked our butts! They involved two fevers (thankfully not the baby), three other random ailments, a doctor’s appointment over an hour away, and several nights of Dan working late. And of course the normal newborn craziness – little sleep, lots of diapers, seemingly constant nursing...
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Babies & Toddlers

Thanks for Stopping By

A just for fun look at what’s brought some of you to my site…via Google keywords. too much stuff Here are some clutter reducing habits. tping Yeah, that was fun. we are expecting Cool. Us too. what are your thoughts on preschool education Well, since you asked… when we apologize to our kids We model humility, vulnerability and help them extend grace. put a target on any wall Or...
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Babies & Toddlers

Rotating Books & Stuffed Animals

Rotating toys continues to be a beneficial practice around here. But recently, I’ve also started rotating our kiddo’s books and stuffed animals. Here’s how and why… Right before Christmas we did a purge of our daughter’s toys and it inspired us to further declutter. We tackled our guest room closet and pretty soon had some extra room. Now if there’s anything I don’t really purge, it’s my kiddo’s books...
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As a Family

Deck the Halls

Our Christmas tree is up! And our kiddo got her own little pink! tree from her uncle and aunt. She’s a big fan. The nativity scene is enjoying a spot up away from little hands. But our kiddo has her own nativity scene that her Sunday School teacher gave her last year. She loves rearranging it. We don’t do any outside decorating but I’m sure glad others do. Our...
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Health

A Little Goes a Long Way

Sometimes (okay, a lot of times) I get overwhelmed by well, a lot. But when I remember that a little goes a long way, I can take a deep breath and keep moving forward. Examples? Clear one surface Give one compliment Read one book to your kiddo Send one email Pick up 10 things Go to bed 15 minutes earlier Get up 15 minutes earlier Exercise for 10 minutes...
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