7 Household Organization Tips to Save Parents Time, Money and Sanity

Leslie Campos, Guest Contributor Cover Image: Pexels Anyone with kids knows how quickly life can move from calm to chaotic. Staying organized is essential for a smooth household. Yet, many organization “tips” are complicated and hard to maintain. Here are seven simplified ideas for organizing your household without wasting time, spending tons of money or…

Establishing a family “People Charter”

I’ve always found it challenging to deal with children when it comes to over criticism versus explaining some of the nuances of dealing with people.  Where do we draw the line between setting some basic social structure for the little guys versus allowing them to be free in expressing themselves?  Obviously there is no right…

Top 5 Reads 2022 (Part 2)

My top 5 reads for the second part of this year, some done some still going through, and others looking forward to starting very soon.  Not sure why these have to be linked to 2022, they are great at any year really, but I guess it’s a good way to document at what phase in…

Fighting Entitlement with a Dose of Perspective

I have written about not guilting kids, and that doing so actually has more negative effects than benefits.  But there is a fine line between guilting and readjusting a child’s perspective.  Especially when it comes to being grateful, empathetic, and understanding.  If you are too careful about avoiding any guilt trips, you may run the…

Top 5 Reads 2022 (Part 1)

Here are some good reads I had the pleasure of reading in the past 6 months, most of them non-fiction. As always I like to take in a range of genres to keep me stimulated and read outside my regular comfort zone. Let me know of you read any of them and what you think…

Furnishing A New House On A Budget

So apparently I have done something wrong in a previous life, because I am now moving houses.  I realize this is a first world problem, but it doesn’t make it any less tedious knowing that I have self inflicted unnecessary stress to my already hectic life.  Having said that, you don’t come out of a…

House Moving Tips

Although I enjoy house hunting, the actual packing and moving is as fun as pulling teeth (if not less). For some reason this task usually falls on me – or most of it does, from disassembling furniture to filtering out most of my things before the move. This is definitely what nightmares are made of,…

For the Love of CDs

Have you abandoned your CDs? Completely washed your hands of them in favour of the mighty MP3? Allow me to make my case.

Stop Being a Robotic Cleaner

At some point you’ll realize one day that you’ve been going through the motions and become a house cleaner 24/7. If you’re OCD like me, you’ll have to deal with it, these tips may help.