Help Kids Conquer Fears with a Fear Factor Challenge

Are your kids scared to do this? How about riding down a huge water slide in this? Does the idea of popping one of these into their mouth make their nose wrinkle in disgust? If so, I can relate.  My kids were scared of all of those things and more.  So last summer we began a new tradition – our annual Fear Factor Challenge.  It was inspired by a clever ‘try new foods’...
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Back To School Solutions #1: Managing the Morning Mayhem

Back in 2007, I wrote an article for Organize magazine entitled Making the Grade. It was loaded with great tips for keeping your family organized during the school year.  The original article is a bit long for a single post, so I’ll be trimming it a bit and breaking it up into four posts focused on the common back to school frustrations: Managing the Morning Mayhem, Avoiding the...
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Talk to Me Tuesday: Fun Family Home Evenings

I hate to say it but I’m a bit of a family home evening slacker.  I seem to go through phases where I’m able to stay on top of FHE for awhile…and then we get busy so we week skip a Monday night or two.  Before you know it, a month has gone by and we haven’t pulled out the FHE box once.  Thankfully, there’s nothing like a weekend of General Conference to give you...
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Get Rid of Multiple Charts with a Family “Big Board”

Let’s face it, as an organizer I have a natural affinity for charts.  Over the years I’ve made all kinds of charts to track various parts of family life…job charts, reward charts, cleaning charts, homework charts…I’ve made them all. This year, as I face another school year (and all the chaos that comes with it) I’ve decided to try a new approach.  Instead of...
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Stay Clutter Free with Cupboard Stash Spots

Thanks to everyone for your fabulous responses to last week’s Talk to Me Tuesday post.  It’s great to know that I’m not alone in my hatred of slimy, grimy showers. Recently I got a great question from April regarding my many charts.  She wondered where I stash my charts in order to keep them accessible without making things look cluttered.  Although the fridge is a tempting...
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