Friday Favs: Top 5 Mom and Kid Blogs

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my-favorite-thingsI come across some fantastic blogs during my daily surfing expeditions across the internet! It’s high time I started sharing some of my favorite blogs with you. So, without further ado (drum roll, please)… Here are my top 5 Mom (and kid) blogs:

1. Because I Said So is written by Dawn Meehan (who has a book coming out soon!) and is an incredible humorous accounting of daily life with six kids (all of whom are named after U.S. cities). Her post about Mother’s day is a classic example of her whit. Read more

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Creative Cable Clutter Solution

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Don’t you hate cable clutter!?! Not only is it unsightly, it’s also dangerous! Well, I think it can be – after all, haven’t you ever accidently started vacuuming up cables while you’re cleaning around your desk or entertainment center? I have, and it’s pretty startling! Luckily, the folks at Unclutterer.com have come up with a solution: use a simple towel rack to control cable clutter!

They even made a video about it! Check it out:

Pretty nifty, right? It’s also a great way to use an old towel rack that you have in your home after upgrading your kitchen or bathroom. (Pssst – and if you need that as an excuse to do a mini makeover of your bathroom or kitchen, don’t worry – I won’t tell!)

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Do You Feed Your Clutter?

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which wolf will you feed?There is a story about an old Cherokee who was teaching his grandchildren about life.

He said to them: “A battle is raging inside me…it is a terrible fight between two wolves.

“One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

“The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.” Read more

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Effective To Do Lists

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to do listPlease welcome my friends Sarah Welch & Alicia Rockmore from Buttoned Up – enjoy their post!

No matter the format, what you write down gets done. According to Dave Kohl, a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech., people who regularly write down their goals earn nine times as much over their lifetimes as people who don’t. Think about that for a moment. No matter how lofty or simple your goals may be, reaching them requires a systematic approach. And that begins by writing your to do list down; don’t just think it, ink it! Read more

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Time Management: Planning is Your Roadmap

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Time ManagementPlanning is something that adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) have a lot of difficulty with.

So many things in life require planning. Getting organized requires a plan. Doing a project (like a report at work or a paper at school) requires a plan. And time management, especially, requires a plan.

Now before we go any further, let me be really clear about this:

While it’s true that ADDers have difficulty planning, this doesn’t mean that we can’t plan. The problem is that we usually don’t think we need a plan! Read more

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Clutter From Another Mother

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rik-rak-sister KarenHere’s a post from my friend Karen over at www.BigGreenHead.com – enjoy!

Oh yes, you know what I’m talking about. All that stuff that has been “passed down” by family. This is a Rik Rak Sister’s worst nightmare! Not only does it add to your pile of stuff, for which you need to find storage, but there are unspoken rules and strings that come attached to these items. One misstep could result in being banished from the family gift exchange. So what is the protocol for dispensing with these unwelcomed items? Read more

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Quote for the Week: On Creativity

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the “Stop fighting your creative spirit that is struggling to break free inside you. You will not be the person you were meant to be until you free this creative spirit and find ways to put it to use. Freeing your creative spirit will not send you into financial ruin or cause havoc with your life, if you acknowledge the creative side of you and find ways to gradually blend it into your thought process. What will happen is that you will find happiness you didn’t know existed and you will become the person you were meant to be.”

~ Edward W. Smith, “The One Minute Motivator”

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