Clutter Free Holiday_12.2.15

It’s A Race To A Clutter-Free Holiday

The house is decorated with the sights of Christmas. The tree is carefully hung with ornaments of Christmases from long ago. Grandpa’s star he brought back from the war is on top of the tree. The paper chains that uncle made in elementary adorn the banister. But then you start looking at all the other…
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Use Summer As A Training Time For Those Kids

I read a blog post last week from a mom who was complaining about her kids during the summer. They never put anything away. They dropped their clothes everywhere. The mom had to drive them to their various activities. I kept waiting for the blogger to say how much she loves having her children around,…
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We Are Family

We are only as strong as our weakest member. This saying is used in business and in coaching, but I think it can be used for our family as well. I have seen my role as a mother to not only comfort my children when they are suffering and to give them strength when they…
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Life After Another Bird Flys Away

I am now one month out from dropping our middle son off at college 250 miles away. When we did this with our oldest son two years ago, it was an exciting adventure. I can now admit that with the middle son it was the apprehension that just about killed me. I was so anxious…
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Boxing Up A Life

As I prepare to pack up my middle son and send him on his way to college 250 miles away, I am reminded by some advice a friend of mine gave me when I did this two years ago, if I was to cry, it could only be tears of pride and joy. I am…
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