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Musings, thoughts and mostly encouragement from a working mom in the trenches, for you, a woman working her butt off while wondering if it’s enough and wanting more.

Neurodiversity in Marriage: Hard Isn’t Always Bad

Talking or writing about marriage has never been a goal of mine, yet here I am. A generous invitation to take over the Practical Family blog led to a series of articles, in which I shared my experience in a neurodiverse marriage. Being married to someone whose brain...

Helping the Hoarder You Love

Today, I posted an article on Kathi Lipp's Clutter Free Academy blog, "How to Help the Hoarder You Love When You've Lost Hope." The article is full of resources, from a Clutter Image Scale to help you assess whether your situation is clutter or hoarding, to...

Podcast: Hoarding vs. Clutter Part 2

In Episode 328B of the Clutter Free Academy podcast, Kathi Lipp and I continue our difficult discussion the realities of living with a loving a hoarder. Listen here. Key points to listen for: Why the mess isn't always the problem When to seek professional help How to...

Podcast: Hoarding vs. Clutter Part 1

In Episode 328 of the Clutter Free Academy podcast, Kathi Lipp and I discuss the hardship that comes with living with and loving a family member who struggles with hoarding. Join us for a bold conversation on the topic by listening here.

How a family blueprint can declutter your schedule without sucking the fun out of your life

Do you ever feel like your home life is a whirlwind of chaos with the inmates running the asylum? Are you stretched to the point of breaking? If so, you’re not alone. Research shows modern moms have way more pressure placed on us than our mothers or grandmothers ever...

How to Say “No”: The Art of Filtering Requests in Any Situation

Are you ready to embrace the philosophy that a wise woman says "no," but aren't sure where to start? When I reviewed You Don’t Have to Try So Hard earlier this week, I shared my top two pieces of advice on the subject: You need to filter requests and you need to use...

The one-word solution to living your best life

I recently talked to a friend about work and life, and the struggle to balance it all. It’s something every working mom faces, right? Not this mom. What’s her secret? She says no. A lot. “Though I wish I could do it all,” she continues. “I have to remind myself that I...

Making the Most of the Calm Before the Storm: Three Things to do Right Now so Crisis Doesn’t Get You Down

Last week, I asked the following question: What would happen if we took time when things were calm to prepare for the inevitable storms that come with life? I asked readers here, on Facebook and on Instagram to share their fears and concerns around the storms of life...

Guest Post: The Sneaky Way Clutter Invades Our Heads

http://www.kathilipp.com/2018/04/the-sneaky-way-clutter-invades-our-heads/ The bible has a lot to say about Clutter. It covers cluttered thinking, cluttered living and cluttered hearts. But when I think of all the ways Clutter invades our homes, our hearts and our...

Making the Most of the Calm Before the Storm

"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." — Henry Kissinger Can we talk about life? I don’t mean in the existential or theoretical sense. I want to talk about real life right now. No matter where you live or what you do, I bet you know life...

Christmas Kindness Challenge Week 1

One week ago today, we launched the Christmas Kindness Challenge here and on Facebook. I'm amazed by the number of people who jumped at the chance to spread kindness like glitter everywhere they go this holiday season. But here's the thing: There's still a lot more...

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