3 basic Time Management tools every parent needs

3 basic Time Management tools every parent needs

When talking with my neighbors, meeting with parents at my kids’ school, sharing a good laugh with my mom-friends and listening to my clients … at some point, the conversation lands on the desire to better manage our time as parents and loosen a little bit the pressure we feel on our shoulders. Time management for parents. There’s a lot about that all around the web and if you ever googled ‘time management for parents” you may have lost your way in 42 “easy tips” to help you save some time.

Better than an overwhelming list of tips, I’d love to share the 3 top time-management tools every parent needs.

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How to find MORE TIME for you by using Time Blocking

How to find MORE TIME for you by using Time Blocking

We, women, live busy lives. On a weekly basis, I’m finding myself CRAVING more time for me. Is this a feeling you can relate to? This week I’m sharing with you how to use Time Blocking to remedy this.

How to find MORE TIME for you by using Time Blocking
Let me share something personal with you. A couple of months ago, my family and I lost my sweet 94 years old grandmother. Read more

3 simple strategies to help the stressed-out working mom

3 simple strategies to help the stressed-out working mom

Yesterday my sweet Celestine, 6 years old, had a playdate with her new best friend Carissa. I love it so much when I can have a glimpse of what’s going on in my kids’ own personal life: seeing Celestine make silly jokes with Carissa made me laugh and made me so proud of my sweet little princess… And meanwhile, you know what? I made a new friend too! Carissa’s mother was there and we talked about, can you guess…yes, about organization! Carissa’s mother is a working mom, feeling stressed out by the lack of time to take care of the basic needs of her family…

Moms, I think we all can relate 🙂

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How to declutter – step by step (a zillion methods… and the simplest of all)

How to declutter – step by step (a zillion methods… and the simplest of all)

Today, let’s talk about How to Declutter.

First of all, let me tell you that you’ll find a zillion different methods to declutter on the web and in self-help books about home organization. Each different decluttering method will have an exotic name or acronym, such as C.P.R (Categorize, Purge and Re-arrange) from Debbie Lillard, or S.T.O.P. (Sort, Toss, Organize and Put away) from Cynthia Ewer.

And this was even before the era of the Organizing Queen of All, our dear Marie Kondo, with her world-famous book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and her KonMari Method. Lately, the trend revolves more about The Minimalist Game, featured by theminimalists.com, in which decluttering is gamified and shared on social media using the #minsfame hashtag.

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How To Declutter: the 2 baby steps you need to begin with

This post is the introductory post of my series about decluttering and Tidying up your space.

Reading a decluttering how-to always makes me feel kind of light-headed. Why should we declutter anyway?
What and how to declutter exactly? And how on earth am I supposed to find the time to declutter, when even taking a shower AND putting some make-up on seem the biggest achievement of my week? Read more

Family rules and Kids’ reward system are Moms’ best friends

Family rules and Kids’ reward system are Moms’ best friends

It’s a Saturday morning and I’m not fully awake : sitting in my kitchen, snuggling a kiss in my 5 years old’s neck and sipping my usual decaf absentmindedly. As my too-hot decaf awakes me a little bit, I suddently notice several things : my boys are fully dressed, the breakfast table has been cleaned up, the dishwasher is empty. Then my oldest comes to me and says with a smile : “Mom, I just finished my homework for the weekend, can I begin my screen time please ?” I smile back to him, isn’t a perfect Saturday morning? God bless reward systems!!!

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6 magic tricks to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

6 magic tricks to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

It’s New Year’s Eve!! Isn’t it amazing how fast this year went?

In 12 months, my life has changed in so many ways : a sweet new baby boy, our move from France to the US, new friends for me and the family. What a year! Hum… let’s see, did I see it coming ? Not at all. And I had many resolutions for the new year, back in December 2014. You can guess I had some difficulties keeping them throughout the year – what about you?

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