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11 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Homework Station

Kids need a place to work when it comes to homework. Having everything they, and you, need in one spot can be half the battle when getting kids to get the job done. Good Housekeeping offers an easy plan to help you create a workstation for you kids. Schools about to begin! Time to get ready! Homework Station

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Easy Organizing: Back-to-School Prep

I always tell women, in order to live a life of Simple Joy, you must learn to Work Smarter, Not Harder. This means you must PLAN-PLAN-PLAN. School begins in a few weeks. Now is the time to sit down & begin planning! To help you get started, Good Housekeeping offers ways to prep for back to school without the stress.…

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Crafts, Guilty Mommy Gathering Ideas

Simple Fall Crafts

We tend to stick closer to home as the days grow shorter & the weather turns, first cooler and then cold. Those cooler evenings in the fall are a great time to work on craft projects. These craft ideas are also a great way to bring your guilty mommy group together to work on a few new items. BHG offers…

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Books

Now Available! Empowered by Faith Bible Study

My latest book was released yesterday & is now available on Amazon. This 24 lesson Bible study discusses the relationship between fear & faith, offering stories from the Bible of people who either show tremendous faith under impossible circumstances or acted out of fear when they had every reason to remain strong. Each lesson gives on overview of the story,…

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Back to School, Family, Family Recipes

Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas for Busy Moms

School morning can be crazy! You are so busy making sure they have everything they need that a healthy breakfast can often be over looked.  Fortunately Parents magazine & Rosie Pope offer you ideas to give your kids a healthy breakfast even when time is short! Healthy Breakfast

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10 Ways to Make a Dorm Room Feel Like Home

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Create an Easy-to-Follow Morning Routine

School day mornings can be stressful to say the least. Time to follow my credo: Work smarter, not harder! develop a plan, a routine to help reduce stress & make mornings go more smoothly. All You has created a plan you can insure your family stays on schedule without being regimented. Create your own plan by clicking HERE

Craft Materials Organization

Ultimate Craft Organization Solutions

BH&G always has incredible ideas and they have done it again with these solutions for organizing craft spaces. It doesn’t take an entire room to have a fabulous crafting area, just these tips that you can put to use right away. Crafty Storage

Writers

8 Steps to Effectively Share your Message Step #8: Have Others Share Your Message

I had thought of calling this step Get Someone Else to Do It but decided to be more tactful. It is however, your goal.My favorite part of Tom Sawyer is when Tom is told to paint a fence & he motivates other boys to do it for him. What an incredible example of leadership! It’s a hot dirty job &…

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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Kids are often anxious about the new school year. While they are excited to begin a new adventure, there are many unknown factors that scare them. PBS Parents offers tips to help you prepare your child for the new school year without the anxiety… for either of you! New School Year