|How are we supposed to "have it all" when most of the time we can't even find it. If there is one thing that binds all modern mothers together it is our certainty that we in fact can't have it all -- at least not all at the same time. In our Survival Guide, you will find tips and tricks from our esteemed editors on how to stay sane, get organized, take shortcuts, stay connected to those you love and even treat yourself from time to time.
Sarah Welch is one of the founders of Buttoned Up, a company dedicated to helping busy women get organized sanely across the spectrum of their busy lives. She is also the co-author of Everything (Almost) In Its Place: Control Chaos, Conquer Clutter and Get Organized the Buttoned Up Way.
Organizational experts are forever chastising us mere mortals for failing to do our holiday shopping in July, when the bargains are plenty and time is on our side. But given the hurly burly existence most of us live, it’s simply not a reasonable expectation. It’s also arguably a lot less fun; holiday shopping in the depths of summer somehow seems to miss the point of the holiday. more
by Teresa Riccobuono of San Francisco Bay Area's Simply Organized.
Have you ever taken the time to wonder why your to do list seems to grow? Why is it you can't seem to ever accomplish all the things you would like? Have you ever put an entry on your to do list that says, ”Spend one hour today determining why my to do list continues to be incomplete at the end of each day“? more
It is not the lack of the above mentioned items that puts happiness at arms reach. It is the small irritations that we encounter everyday.
A good friend of mine turned me on to the idea of paying attention to the small, almost daily irritants that diminish my sense of happiness and well being. In other words, the things that drive me crazy! more