Family Management


School is Back in Session… Time to Take Command!

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Aug 2016

School is Back in Session… Time to Take Command!

Tоdау, families аrе buѕіеr than еvеr. Wе rush frоm оnе thing to the nеxt, juggling it all, wоrk, kids, and maybe even a ѕосіаl lіfе (іf wе’rе lucky). Unfortunately, runnіng аt thіѕ расе саn bе hесtіс аnd ѕtrеѕѕful fоr аll thоѕе іnvоlvеd. Pаrеntѕ, in раrtісulаr, mау hаvе trоublе сооrdіnаtіng thеіr kіdѕ‘ ѕроrtѕ рrасtісеѕ, dance lеѕѕоnѕ, and ѕсhооl асtіvіtіеѕ. I wоn’t еvеn mеntіоn all thе extra tіmе required for other...

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Beating the Hustle & Bustle out of Christmas Chaos

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Dec 2015

Beating the Hustle & Bustle out of Christmas Chaos

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The most important thing we can give ourselves at Christmas is relationships.  Yet, with the hustle and bustle of decorating, baking, shopping and wrapping, it is easy to clutter up relationships with things that are really less important in the long run.  And, it’s easier said-than-done to not be overwhelmed with time or cluttered with shopping lists.  So, here are a few tips Kathi Lipp...

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What is stopping me from getting organized?

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Oct 2015

What is stopping me from getting organized?

For most areas of my life, the only thing holding me back from achieving my goals is me.  I know what I should do – what I could do – but when it comes right down to it, excuses slip in and override my good intentions…  Glynnis Whitwer School has been in session for a month or so now – fall will arrive soon and we will need to...

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Making Life Manageable at the Beginning of the School Year: Family Contributions vs. Family Jobs

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Sep 2015

Making Life Manageable at the Beginning of the School Year: Family Contributions vs. Family Jobs

Now that the school year is officially rolling and the back to school frenzy is over our kids are settling in at home and at school. One of my favorite new resources I found for this school year is a book by Amy McCready titled, “The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic – A Step by Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World.”...

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A year ago on the Come To Order blog…

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Sep 2015

A year ago on the Come To Order blog…

How to have an organized linen closet… How do you use your linen closet?  Is it overflowing with blankets and pillows that you don’t really use? Are there sheets and towels from 20 years ago? When you open the door do toiletries fall with a dead thud on the floor in front of you? You are not alone, but we have some great advice to help you...

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Organizing a Treasured Dorm Life

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Aug 2015

Organizing a Treasured Dorm Life

Moving a child into a dorm takes a lot of organizing!  You forget how many things you use on a daily basis and take for granted having at home.  Not only is the packing process important, organizing in typically small spaces takes some creativity.  Here are several key tips for packing and staying organized all year: Cleaning out the childhood-treasures Geralin Thomas, a Professional Organizer...

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A year ago on the Come To Order blog…

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Aug 2015

A year ago on the Come To Order blog…

Kathy Jenkins joins Paige Trevor for this article published on Washington Parent {dot} com. Parents tend to see most aspects of child rearing as a matter of getting our words right. In order to teach our kids how to do everything from dressing themselves to packing their backpacks to cleaning their rooms, we talk… < READ MORE >   Preparing for a new school year is...

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Family Management:  Learning to Tweak Your Week

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Jun 2015

Family Management: Learning to Tweak Your Week

If you read our last 26 Reasons to Get Organized blog post, Get Back Your UMPH, we suggested ways to find more free time.  Life is so full of tasks, deadlines and keeping up, we aren’t able to find “free time” often enough. The number one way to find more time is… to turn off the TV!  Not giving up TV all together, but making...

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Keeping your Household Budget in Check

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Jun 2015

Keeping your Household Budget in Check

A household budget is an organizing task that adults deal with on a daily basis – whether we want to or not.  And, if your budget isn’t organized, you may be surprised where your money is going without even realizing it! Author Akeia Dixon gives these four simple steps for organizing a home budget at The Nest [dot] com by Demand Media. Keep all of...

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Juggling it all: How to handle getting everything organized!

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Nov 2014

Juggling it all: How to handle getting everything organized!

Does life seem to fly by?  Days turn into weeks and although you flow through somewhat smoothly, you find yourself not organized, forgetting, neglecting and procrastinating?  When life hits rough patches, we need the structure of planning and routine to keep us on track.  Structure doesn’t mean you can’t be creative or flexible, but it reassures you that if life’s details are taken care of,...

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