Author Archives: Janice

Get Control of Those School Papers Now!

With the start of school comes the start of the avalanche of school papers entering our homes.  There are the notices of events going on, the permission slips, homework, worksheets, and all the art work the younger children do.  With … Continue reading

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Back To School Sales, Oh My!

It’s hard to ignore all the ads on TV, internet, and radio about all those wonderful school supplies every child needs to succeed.  Of course we aren’t fooled by all the hype the advertizing agencies throw at us.  Yet, we … Continue reading

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Staycations: Have You Planned Yours Yet?

It’s summer time and the living is easy. Maybe for the children, but it’s also boring. Even if you are taking a 1-2 week trip out of town what about the rest of the summer time off from school? That’s … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

I’m not quite sure where the month of June went but July is upon us.  This month starts out with a bang, literally!  The 4th of July is this Thursday. Last year the drought in the Midwest kept most local … Continue reading

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Do Mistakes Drive You Crazy?

My last blog post had a glaring mistake that I didn’t catch until after it was first published.  For anyone who receives a new update by email you may have seen the mistake in the title.  Fortunately, the benefits of … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Disorganized

It’s easy to come up with excuses why we are disorganized. But that won’t change anything. The only way to go from disorganized to organized is to admit  we have a problem in certain areas of our lives.

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May 2013 Special Days

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on this blog. I missed posting the April dates completely.  It’s already the 7th of May but there is still time to get organized for the upcoming holidays and special events.  … Continue reading

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March 2013 Holidays and Special Events

This coming Sunday is Daylight Savings day.  The only way I can remember which way to change the clock is by the little saying I learned as a kid.  “Spring forward, Fall backwards”. So I’ll move the clock forward on … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Summer

One of my gardening magazines came in the mail today.  A few weeks ago the seed catalogs came in.  I love looking at them and thinking about what I want to plant this coming summer. When looking at the pictures … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day–He’s Got It All Backwards!

Groundhog day has been around for a long time. But his track record isn’t all that great!  In my opinion I think he has it all backwards. The tradition says that if it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges from his … Continue reading

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