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Guest post by Holly Shacklett, professional organizer and favorite Evolved Mommy contributor.
I wish I’d had my act together more when my first child started Kindergarten. I did such a good job setting up and creating an affordable and easy-does-it …
If you’re reading this you’re likely trying to justify a very expensive, seemingly frivolous purchase. Don’t worry! I’m here to help.
Does every mom need an iPad3? No. That might really be frivolous. Don’t get me wrong. If you have an iPad3 I’m not calling you spendy. I just think the lesser iPad2 is more justifiable for most, and you can get a refurbished iPad2 straight from Apple.
Below I’ve actually given you five
We all know people like Lela Davidson, who appears to be every-freakin-where at the same time and look good doing it.
No ma’am! We will not take this.
I’m busy and often sleepy. It can’t be that I’m lazy. There must be a magical secret.
I don’t know Lela’s secret per se and we’ve already talked about Kerri’s extreme calendaring. What I do know is that some kind soul introduced me to
By Holly Shacklett
Everything my child touches is gold…
One way I am getting ready for the school year is cleaning up the display area for my child’s art. Our display area happens to be in the playroom.
I created a simple way to display art with small
What? Like your home office is any stinkin’ better., a photo by Evolved Mommy on Flickr.
At night I tend to work from the couch instead of my desk, which really makes no sense because we don’t watch TV and it’s not any more comfortable than my desk chair.
If I get a new couch
Every family member is assigned a color. Each person 18 and older is required to update his or her calendar with travel, work schedules that change from week-to-week and anything that may affect my schedule. I enter my son’s school calendar with conferences, early dismissal days and school plays. I downloaded calendars with national holidays and Razorback football games, which really should be the same thing, if the world were just and right.
Recently, I’ve had more than a few self-pity parties over the fact that I have so much to do and never get to relax.
But what am I telling myself that “relaxing” is? When I’m driving home and my daughter is nodding off in the back seat I’m thinking about how much I really hope she will take a long nap so I can sit on the couch and do nothing for a while. Or maybe I can take a nap, too.
In reality, the guilt that washes over me if I sit on the couch, or heaven for bid lay down to take a nap is unbearable and I’m right back up in a matter of minutes. So what’s relaxing about that? Not a thing!
This weekend for whatever reason Newton’s first law of physics came into my head and won’t leave.
A body in motion will stay in motion and a body at rest will stay at rest.
One of my biggest pet peeves about my husband is that after he gets home, has pooped and eaten dinner he just wants to sit in front of the TV.
I hate that box of moving images (except on Modern Family night. Then I really love it).