15 organizing apps

Best Organizing Apps for 2018 {FREE PRINTABLE}

15 Apps to Keep You and Your Family Organized

Do you have resolutions to finally get your life, home and family organized this year?  You don’t have to go it alone! These organizing apps and websites will help you with everything from emptying your inbox, to decluttering your closet. There is something here for everyone in the family; mom, dad, students and more.

the to-do list is dead

Time Management Tip: The To-Do List is Dead

Harvard Business Review came out with the results of a study on time management a few years ago. Basically it said that the to-do list is dead. The trick to being more productive is actually putting the tasks from your to-do list (in order of importance) in your calendar. Then you can slot the time for each task on a daily-weekly-monthly-yearly basis.

do we ever have enough time

Do We Ever Have Enough Time?

5 Tools for More Effective Time Management

We complain about it all the time. There is never enough time. Our time gets out of our control. And, we never get it back once it is gone. So much has been written about time that it is hard to know where to begin. Keeping up with all the new apps, gadgets, time management features on our phone or computer is a full-time job. Here are a few of my favorite time management tools to help you sort it all out.

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No-Bake Energy Bites

Food for thought…

No-Bake Energy Bites are the perfect brain boosting snack, breakfast or even dessert! Packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats, they also are perfect for grab n’ go.  Using just a handful of ingredients, they are quick and easy to make and freeze really well. The add-in options are endless; from cranberries and dark chocolate chips, to shredded coconut and almonds there are options to please even the pickiest eaters. My secret ingredient when I make them? Dates! Love the little bit of sweetness they add!

time timer

LESLIE LIKES: Why Is the Time Timer the Best Timer for Students?

It’s the Most Effective Time Management Tool to SEE the Passing of Time

Most of us are visual learners. Managing an abstract concept like “time” is a struggle for most students. The Time Timer changes the game by helping you “SEE” time pass. As time elapses, the bright red disk quietly disappears, showing you how much time is left. No ticking! No numbers! Just a clear intuitive visual to help you see time move.

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Starting The New Year With Enough In 2018

It’s the beginning of another new year. And if you are like me, you always start the New Year off with good intentions. Then, if you are REALLY like me, you open the freezer; see the ice cream and well… So this year I decided to be easy on myself…and my family. I’m not striving for perfection. Far from it. Just Enough. Organized enough (yes, even me!), good enough, exercise enough, done enough. You get the idea. No more resolutions or unobtainable goals that set us up to fail.

turkey and bean chili

Slow Cooker Turkey and Bean Chili

Food for thought…

Cold weather and chili are a match made in heaven. The best part is that you can throw all of this in the slow cooker and have a healthy and hearty dinner ready and waiting for you. This turkey and bean chili is filled with protein and fiber, and topped with healthy fats, making it a perfect winter meal!

Genius Scan app

LESLIE LIKES: Genius Scan App

Do you and your children feel overwhelmed by the papers that come home from school? Do you also have trouble keeping track of receipts and important documents? If so, then boy do I have a solution for you!  Genius Scan – an app that will solve all of these problems and more.

Emergency Preparation Checklist

Emergency Preparation Checklist {FREE PRINTABLE}

2017 showed us that Mother Nature can wreak major havoc, from hurricanes and flooding, to fires and earthquakes. Are you prepared? Check out our Emergency Preparation Checklist created just for you! As a matter of fact, put setting up a survival station or kit for your home AND car on your 2018 MUST DO LIST so that you and your family are ready for the unexpected!

Designate a space in your home, close to the exit for your station (garage or hall closet is best), so you can grab everything listed on this Emergency Preparation Checklist and load it in your car quickly and easily. Also, use large storage bins to store supplies together.

The Gift of Doing

(From the Archives)

giftI’m very picky. Simply put, I like what I like. I’m sure most of you can relate. Buying gifts for me is not very fun (just ask my husband!). For every gift that is a winner, there are 10 that just don’t make the grade. So one year, on the eve of my birthday, I decided to throw down a challenge to my family. No buying me anything. Truthfully, if there is really something that I “need”, I’ll get it myself. But here was the catch. They had to “do” something for me instead. Think about it. It’s the perfect gift. It’s low cost, clutter free (love that!) and from the heart. And I get what I truly “need” – others to take care of things that I either do not have time for or do not know how to do. So here’s what I “received” that first year.