Organized Mom on September 29th, 2008

Name one thing that will give you a head start on feeling organized tomorrow. How about clearing your desk? When you clear your desk before you go to bed, you give yourself a brand new start for the next day. Think about it. You walk into an office (or office space) with a neat, clean […]

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Organized Mom on September 26th, 2008

Earlier I mentioned staying organized while traveling. And now it’s back to the usual routines. Sort of. It takes a day or two to get back into the swing after travel. I have to catch up on email, regular mail, and all the other paperwork that running a household and business entails. And I’ll need […]

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Organized Mom on September 24th, 2008

I like my routines. I think I need them. It’s one thing that helps me feel in control when things are crazy. But when you travel, there’s no such thing as routine. Travel throws off my organizing routines, too. Mail lies unopened. Emails can go unanswered (spotty internet access, and all that jazz). But the […]

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Organized Mom on September 22nd, 2008

I have such a crazy schedule at times. It’s hard to remember everything. Is it from being over scheduled? Distracted? Mommy brain? Maybe all of the above. One technology item that has helped me countless times is Google calendar. But not just the calendar. It’s the daily event reminders. Every day at 5 am, Google […]

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Organized Mom on September 19th, 2008

It’s so easy to over-schedule ourselves. What I’m hearing from many of you is how hard it is to balance everything. We are all busy: work, family, kids, pets, friends, hobbies, and more. With the internet allowing us to stay in touch everyone and everything, our connectedness can actually get overwhelming. And we want to […]

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Organized Mom on September 17th, 2008

Traditionally, Sunday is a day to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. And it is nice when you can enjoy the day, spending time with family and friends. I’m increasingly finding it to be the best day to play catch up on little things that slip by during the week. Throwing away junk mail, filing, cleaning miscellaneous […]

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Organized Mom on September 15th, 2008

Sometimes, as moms, we find it too easy to work. All the time. There’s always so much to do, right? We see everything that’s waiting for us, even if no one else does. And if we don’t get it done, who else will do it? Right now I’m struggling with balancing everything. I have a […]

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Organized Mom on September 12th, 2008

Control your time, so it doesn’t control you Using a calendar and planning your time will go a long way towards making you feel in control of things. Do you make a list of the things you need to accomplish on a given day? Great! Do you actually give yourself time to do them? If […]

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Organized Mom on September 10th, 2008

Sometimes, even maintenance mode is a little tough. I had somewhat of a rough day, getting some bad family-related news and dealing with frustrating work issues. When I feel overwhelmed it’s really hard to jump into an organizational project. Take my desk, for instance. Right now it has the week’s mail in a pile, waiting […]

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Organized Mom on September 8th, 2008

I got a notice over the weekend of an unpaid bill. Now that’s not like me at all, so I wasn’t sure what had happened. It was a medical bill, which I hate dealing with. I could have sworn I’d already paid it, but I just had to find the evidence. Easy, right? It should […]

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