I have over 649 photos on my iPhone (I know, not an earthshattering number, but it’s a lot for me!). I am always afraid I am going to lose my favorite photos. I also hate just “dumping” the photos on to a “cloud”. While I take a lot of photos, but I don’t need to save ALL of them. With over 40k photos on my laptop and more on the phone, how do I save the ones I want?Read more
Keeping it all straight & not losing anything (or anyone) is a superpower. Three schools. Three different PTA, PTSA, Booster organizations. Two adults working shift schedules. Sport activities. School Activities.
I’m not going to claim I had a hideous closet and couldn’t find the clothes packed inside. What I do know is I have the worst time getting rid of something I do not wear. You just *never* know when you *might* need that black blouse or multicolored sweater last worn a decade ago. Besides, it’s in great condition! Like new! Ugh, does this sound like you? If so, you need to do what I did – take back control and tackle your closet and dresser using the KonMari method.Read more
I am a tracker. Calendar keeper. To-do list maker. With all of the technology I have at my fingertips, you would think I would be the most organized person ever. Yet, as 2019 approached, I felt the most unorganized I’d ever been in my life. No matter what app, what alarm, what electronic system I tried to use, it wasn’t working. Then someone showed me their Passion Planner.Read more
With our technology collection growing it is becoming harder and harder to convince the boys there was a life before “electronics”. Determined to reign in some control of screen time I decided to centralize all the electronics in the house. Of course, it had to have some flair – so after months of searching, I found the perfect desk to house it all. With a little bit of elbow grease & imagination, I have the perfect electronic storage unit for all our gadgets. Now all I have to do is pat the boys down each night so they can get a good night sleep & the electronics can recharge as well.
For the last two years, I have had three boys at three different schools. Sounds like that should have been a piece of cake. Yet I have spent the last two years juggling three different PTA, PTSA & Booster clubs (of COURSE they all had different names). Three different school calendars of events. Three different groups of after-school activities. This might not seem like a lot – but at the end of a grueling two year saga of juggling it all, there are signs I might make it out intact. Granted, with one week left to go I have a to-do list of 72 items and haven’t been home before 9pm the last two weeks of school, but I feel like the end is in sight. Read more
My only plan today was to grocery shop. We left the boys at home with only three responsibilities: make breakfast (they managed to cook three pounds of bacon and leave me only 11 slices), get dressed (they were still in there pajamas once we arrived home) and to make their beds (I didn’t even look after counting the bacon slices). We started out early at Fresh Thyme for our fruits and veggies, then off to Target for some staples before our last store opened at 10am. Then Costco happened.