How can we possibly have it all when most of the time we can't even find it? Our Survival Guide will offer tips on how to get organized, take shortcuts, work differently and stay connected all without forgetting to treat yourself from time to time.  The Guide might just help you get a little piece of mind, if only it could unload the dishwasher too.  Joined by special guests from time to time, our Guide gurus are Alanna Fincke, Editor-in-Chief of Martha Stewart's Body & Soul Magazine and Sarah Welch, co-founder of Get Buttoned Up.  We figure they are uniquely qualified to teach us all how to add a little calm and order to our otherwise chaotic lives. 

When to Keep Your Sick Kid Home from School.

With rewards for "perfect attendance" and threats of "unexcused absences," it is tough to know when to keep your child home from school. You don't want them to miss instruction time, and yet you don't want to infect the entire school either. Sometimes, staying home is just what the doctor ordered. more

School Memory Book.

Congratulations to Denise Ziemann for winning The Organization of Moms' $2,000 Grand Prize! more

Organizational Tips Using Avery Labels.

Whether you are organizing your closets, the playroom or your office, if you haven't stocked up on Avery Labels to further your mission, you should. more

KinderCare: The Good ‘Ole Days of Summer Are Back.

Who hasn’t heard a parent lament about how much simpler summer used to be when he or she was a kid? Summer somehow seemed magical and carefree — there were lots of kids around and endless street games; hours spent on grassy hills watching clouds turn into a boat or a cat, or trying to catch fireflies or running barefoot through the sprinkler; lazy hours spent reading curled up on a cozy rocking chair on the front porch. more

KinderCare: The Secret to Keeping Kids’ Summer Blues at Bay.

What kid doesn’t look forward to summer? No rushing around, no homework or studying, no stress; just lots of free time to do whatever he or she wants and hours and hours of daylight to do it in. And then at some point, the magic of summer starts to disappear only to be replaced by two words that send ripples of fear through even the most-grounded parent: “I’m bored!” more

KinderCare: What Do You Want to Be?

Spend time with any child and you’ll see more than a just a young boy or girl — you’ll see a cowboy, an astronaut, a superhero, a chef, an artist, an explorer, a king or a queen. And the ballerina on Monday may be an archeologist on Wednesday and an author by Friday. more

Plan Your Summer Garden Now.

Plant a vegetable garden with the kids and teach them how to determine when ripe or ready for picking – may help them eat their veggies if they know the work that went into cultivating them! more

You Get a Gold Star!

Can you remember back to a time when you felt rewarded for efforts expended? When your teacher placed a little gold star sticker on your paper to make you feel appreciated? more

The Five Step Program For Successful Working Motherhood.

Every mom – working or not – is looking for a few tips to make life go a little more smoothly. But busy moms just don’t have tons of down time to pour over a thousand-page shmoopy self-help manual. more

Five Steps to a Balanced and Happy Life.

For many of us, a happy and balanced life feels like a fleeting dream, something
reserved for a handful of superwomen. The truth is, however, we can all achieve it. more