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Do you ever feel guilty throwing things away? Last week as I was cleaning my home, my trash bag got stuffed to the gills. Old birthday cards, mismatched socks, stained t-shirts, keychains, flashlights, report cards, all resisted me as...

Cleaning Up the Mess

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Messy House, Messy Mind The other day, while scrolling through my Facebook memories, I found a post that I had made at the peak of my time as a little kid mom. It said something along the lines of, "I...
I recently had a big reality check. For so long, I’ve been trying to figure out being a mom, get back on my own two feet, and be able to live a comfortable life and great example for my...
With Christmas approaching, I know we’re likely to get an influx of new toys in our house. I’ve been on a lengthy decluttering journey, but it’s no easy task, and it never seems to end. Now, I’m no Marie...
Lately, I've struggled with productivity. It started during the quarantine, but now that we can, cautiously, resume some of our past lives - and my kids are back in school - I still feel disconnected and off schedule most...
If I had a dollar for every time I heard the following from other moms, I would be living in Fiji on a private island: “I wish I had that much time on my hands.” “I have too many...
I recently posted a photo on social media of a collection of frames and keepsake shadow boxes I hung in my closet. (Boujee, I know.) There’s a silhouette portrait of my infant son hanging across from the first sonogram...
With social distancing in full swing courtesy of the coronavirus and grocery store inventory running low in many places, it is important to stock up and be prepared in the event that your family (or our entire city) end...
Back when we purchased our first (and current home), I was only a momma to a toddler. At the time, I thought our 3 bedroom / 2 bath home would be perfect for our needs and would be able...
We’ve all asked the question: for being such tiny little things, how can babies require such a large amount of stuff? For many of us, our homes are not spacious enough to house every baby gadget and gizmo without being...
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MindCoachNola and written by Adela Baker, Founder and CEO, Mind Coach NOLA. 10 Reasons You or Someone You Know Might Need an ADHD Coach 1. You feel overwhelmed with all that you have to do. You...
The amount of papers that come home weekly from my school-aged children is crazy. Tests, homework and ALL the artwork tends to sadly collect dust on our family desk in our house. There have also been a few times...
Back in high school and college, I always had a paper planner. I would jot down homework, test dates and most importantly, social events. I had an assortment of pens and markers and during class I could be found...
Ready or not, Monday morning is here, and you are late, late. It’s 7:30 am and you were supposed to be out the door by 7:15 am. Does this scenario sound familiar? So many factors of why you are...