The Problem With Too Many Toys

the problem with too many toys

I have been on a mission to have less stuff for a long time. I am an organized gal, always have been. But over the years, I began really paying attention to how much time it took me to keep all my stuff neat and organized. Even though I enjoy organizing, my need to have my house… [read more]

Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway!

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  Maybe you are like me. Christmas card season simultaneously stresses me out beyond belief AND excites me so much I literally get giddy with anticipation. The whole process is stressful from planning and orchestrating the family portrait, to picking out the card and buying/getting them delivered in time for me to then send them… [read more]

How To Find Time To Read and Read Faster


I know lots of women love to read to learn or for pleasure, but once you become a mom it can be hard to find the time to read. So I thought I would share how I have been able to read about 2 to 3 books a week, sometimes more, pretty much since I… [read more]

A Montessori-Inspired Kid’s Closet


My daughter recently turned three. I’m learning that as awesome as Three has been so far, three year olds (and thirty-somethings, for that matter) can be extremely particular and demanding. For several months before her birthday, SB had become increasingly interested in what she was wearing AND extremely stubborn when I chose the “wrong” things. For… [read more]

Back To School, Time To Get Organized and Mindful

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As most of you know from reading this blog, one of my gifts is being highly organized and efficient with my time, even though I am bit of a hoarder. I get emails all the time asking me how I do it all.  Seriously, I am still trying to figure out the answer to that… [read more]

DIY Transition Boards


In my opinion, everybody has some struggle with transitions, even adults. But for kids, it is usually even harder. Add to that a special need like some sensory issues or separation anxiety and transitions may become a constant battle. These children may not understand the flow of a day, may become frustrated at the thought… [read more]