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            Have you ever experienced this scenario: You’ve just driven hundreds of miles, finally reaching your destination late at night and all you want to do is get the kids (and yourself) to bed as fast as possible.  You bring in the suitcases and the kids tear into them to look for their pajamas, which …

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I live in a pretty small town, but my husband and I are from Southern California. My sister will leave her door unlocked even when they go to the movies… I on the other hand, lock my door ALWAYS, even if we are inside. I definitely get concerned with the security of my home and …

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Being productive is often easy as just getting started!  Why is getting started the hardest part in cleaning and getting things done?  When I’m struggling with motivation, I will often repeat the following phrase to myself: An object in motion, stays in motion.  An object at rest, stays at rest! Is that true, or what?  …

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With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about fun and festive ways to celebrate the holiday with your family. If you’re looking for a unique and spooky take on the traditional Secret Santa gift exchange, look no further than “You’ve Been Booed!”, the Halloween version of Secret Santa! …

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So not to say that my daughter watches a lot of TV… but she does watch her share.  What can I say, I work from home, and sometimes it’s VERY necessary!  Anyway, we were at Target the other day and she saw on the wall of laundry detergent the Oxi Clean.  She immediately said “OxiClean, …

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The coupon organizer I talked about before is seriously the perfect tool for coupons, and here is why… I was recently running some errands, and knew there was no way I was going to be back to my house anytime soon.  I was starving.  The errands had taken much longer than I had anticipated (which …

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So are you sick of me talking about Dave Ramsey yet?  I warned you that I was obsessed!  Snowflakes (not the kind that I hate in the winter), are small amounts of money that you make in excess of your current budget to put towards lowering your debt.  Even just 2 extra dollars a month …

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“Whatcha wanna do?”…. “I don’t know watcha wanna do?”…. (movie quote please?)  Is being indecisive stealing time from your day?  Have you ever spent 20 minutes trying to decide where to go for lunch?  Or have you spent 30 minutes staring at your DVD collection trying to decide what to watch?  (I swear I never …

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My time-management advice today is totally counterintuitive (doesn’t make sense, seems backwards, going to make you think I’m crazy, etc.). I’ve said before that saying “no” to one thing or eliminating one thing from your schedule will make you feel more sane and give you more control over your schedule. That is all true – …

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There is a good rule of thumb when picking up your house, that my wonderful husband never seems to do.  His method for cleaning the kitchen is placing everything in the drawers or cupboard of the kitchen.  This rule is the “One Touch Rule”  This means that when something is on the floor the best …

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I have a wonderful beautiful 2 year old daugher… who has a fun white board… who NEVER and I mean NEVER replaces the caps on her dry erase markers.  She is so anti-caps that she will take all the caps off of the markers and then line the markers up for whatever reason (it really couldn’t …

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From about 6th grade until college I wanted to be a lawyer.  During my Freshman year at college though I got kinda burnt out on school, so 7 years of it stopped sounding so good.  So what inspired such a strage occupation wish for a 6th grader?  My Grandma!  My Grandmother went to school, while …

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