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11 of the Most Smart-as-a-Whip Moms Share their Best Secrets on Raising Happy Children

Happy Children

It may seem hard to believe today, but happiness wasn’t always a parenting goal. All you need to do is look back into the not-too-distant-past where the main parenting objective was to keep children alive and raise them to become functional members of society. Luckily, things have changed, and raising happy children that are well-adjusted is the gold standard for …

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How to Remarkably Reduce Anxiety with Simple Organizing

Reduce Anxiety

I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I fold. That’s what I do. I find that the act of folding brings me to a place of inner resolve, where only I can go and emerge having found my peace. For me, it’s soothing. When I’m on edge or feeling out of sorts, when exercise is a low priority, at that moment, …

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How to Make a Bad Day Better with These Easy Time Management Skills

It was only January 4th and already, my day had quickly turned around. My well-planned-out list of to-dos was hijacked by a siege of frustrating phone calls, calls that dropped or “failed” after 50 minutes of repetitious explanations, to start all over again, three times, with a new person tracking the details! Unnecessarily prolonged chunks of time, inexperienced customer service, …

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The Best of the Best Advice on How to Get Organized in 2021 – Part 2

How to Get Organized

I remember the moment, just before midnight, as the entire world was celebrating the turn of a new century. I had a foreboding feeling that there would be a burst, reverberation, a rumbling of some sort. I put my hands over my ears and closed my eyes, not knowing what to expect. Instantly, I realized, it was my kaleidoscopic imagination running …

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The Best of the Best Advice on How to Get Organized in 2021 – Part 1

How to Get Organized

There’s something quite heartening about the end of a year, as it magically turns over to a new beginning. Like a clean sweep, we pass the baton, in the hope of something fresh. It gives us another chance to reset, to alter, to launch. It’s that moment of hopeful renewal that we are ready to exhale, triumph, and start all …

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How to Give Your Family the Best Gift Ever with Super Easy Morning Routines for Kids

Morning Routines for Kids

Are chaotic mornings the only constant in your home? Mornings with kids can feel like a whirlwind of activity that leaves you wondering “will this ever end?” Your morning energy levels are no match for the energy levels of the younger generation, whose idea of getting ready means playing dress-up (with every imaginable tutu and crown in sight) or building …

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A Happy Morning Routine That Will Absolutely Change Your Day

Morning Routine

How did you start your day this morning? Do you know that the way you start your day is vital to your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health? This is why cultivating a happy and mindful routine is the best way to say, “Good Morning!” Though you can’t foresee how your day will unfold, what you can do is channel …

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The Powerful Ways Our Pets Help Us to be Better People

our pets

Do you believe in love at first sight? It’s the moment where you completely melt and resistance is futile. Your heart may flutter and your stomach becomes weak. And, there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. It was a cold day in January, a day that would change my life forever. I received a phone call. A friend of …

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How to Create an Emergency Plan That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

It’s 2020 and we’ve been on high alert for months since the COVID-19 outbreak. With a threat to our health and safety being the defining point of the year, it can feel like everything is an emergency. If you’re losing sleep at night because you’re hyper-vigilant of threats to you and your family’s health, such as the Coronavirus, then it’s …

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The Truth about Life Transitions & How to Cope

Life Transitions

The Empty Nest & More Sobbing; that’s what I was doing. Standing smack in the middle of my son’s room so I’d have a perfect view of everything that reminded me of him. I promised myself that I’d wait before I went in. I broke my promise. Life transitions are messy after all. It’s been 10 years since I broke …