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How 10 Seconds Can Save Your Sanity with Your Kids

STOP the presses! It’s our last month before the craziness begins! School STARTS! I commit to enjoy every minute. How about you? Summer ends, fall begins, and here we go! As I anticipate the rigors of managing work, kids, school, after-school activities, and all the upcoming holidays to come, I can easily go into overwhelm. This […]

Summer Reading ~ 7 Not-So Secret Ways to Get Your Kids to Read

Those “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy days of Summer” are almost upon us. Picture yourself lazily lying in a hammock with lemonade and a good book. Or is reading becoming a lost Art? And what about the kids? Should you encourage your kids to read? Does reading build relationships? Reading is a wonderful way to relax and cool […]

I Might Need it and The Power of Memories

March 22, 2018

Does the thought of decluttering and sorting through your “stuff” cause your inner child to run for the  hills or  fill you with dread at the task? I recently talked with a dear friend who was a pivotal person in aiding her mother to down-size her home. In fact, due to her mother’s slowly debilitating […]

Inch by Inch, Life’s a Cinch – The Kaizen Approach to Change

When I was little and learning the how to’s of chores and the underlying principles of work my grandmother would often say, “Inch by inch, Life’s a cinch.” Then she would add, “Yard by yard, life is hard,” Wisdom from my Grandmother – Wisdom at the heart of the Kaizen approach to change. Grandmother Mabel […]

Seek First To Understand…What then?

While perusing twitter posts, mission statements and other news of the day, I was reminded of the often quoted statement, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood” made famous from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective People, not to mention, the Prayer of St. Francis. I searched to get the exact saying and […]

Life Can Be a Dream or a Hoot!

March 16, 2015

Or Both! Both. That is the answer my grandchildren give me all the time. “Do you want butter or cream cheese on your bagel?” “Both!” In unison comes back to me, both at the same time. Me? For years I counted calories and the dread of too much FAT would send me running. The very […]