It’s Clean Up Time

One of my all-time favorite movies is Mary Poppins.  One of my all-time favorite scenes in the movie is when Mary Poppins helps Jane and Michael tidy up the nursery.  As a young, impressionable child, this scene left a mark on my psyche.  Yes, I knew it was movie magic.  But somewhere inside, some partContinue reading “It’s Clean Up Time”

A is for Apple

This is a post where I’m going to give you some recipes using apples! As much as I love giving over organizing and de-cluttering tips, my WordPress statics say that y’all want more about all things kitchen, including meal planning and recipes.  So, this post is all about cooking with apples. Firstly, whatever I prepare is kid-friendly.  Secondly, I don’tContinue reading “A is for Apple”

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Clutter.

Hello and blessings my dear readers.  In Julius Caesar it warned ‘Beware of the ides of March’.  I am warning you about the ides of December and the resulting clutter that can result from your shopping habits. The Klutter Koach is very very worried for some of you right now.  I don’t even you who YOU are. WhyContinue reading “Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Clutter.”

Who’s washing the dishes?

My last post a few mere hours ago was on the topic of planning for a big meal. As a follow-up, let’s talk about clean up.  Who’s washing the dishes tonight, or any night for that matter?  In my household, it’s usually me, me, and me.  However, The Klutter Koach is training her small armyContinue reading “Who’s washing the dishes?”

Planning for a Large Meal

I know many of you in the USA are prepping for your Thanksgiving meal.  Happy Turkey Day to those of you celebrating.  I, on the other hand, am prepping for the weekly holy Sabbath (aka Shabbos or Shabbat). For those of you overwhelmed with this one day a year tradition, imagine doing it every singleContinue reading “Planning for a Large Meal”

ROUTINE–not a dirty word

Routine is not a dirty word. Routine is not synonymous with boring. Routine is predictable. Having a routine is comforting–you know what comes next. There are those times you just need to go on auto-pilot and having a routine has trained you to get through a series of steps without having to think about it.Continue reading “ROUTINE–not a dirty word”

You’ve Got Mail!

One of my favorite films of all time is You’ve Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.  No, this post isn’t a tribute to this classic film.  It’s about what action to take after you have received an e-mail. How much mail is in YOUR in-box at the moment? As I type this post, I haveContinue reading “You’ve Got Mail!”

Unsolicited Pearls of Wisdom for Brides-To-Be

I’ve always wanted to give unsolicited advice to brides-to-be.  Since I don’t know anyone setting married and my oldest daughter is 12, I have these pearls of wisdom I’ve been dying to share with someone. OK, perhaps you don’t fit into the bride-to-be category, but whether or not you’re already married, you probably have aContinue reading “Unsolicited Pearls of Wisdom for Brides-To-Be”

How about a Weekly Meal Plan?

Every week I receive a weekly reminder from one of my groups asking members if they want to try for a weekly meal plan.  It also asks if you have a Shabbos meal plan.  My husband and I have been planning our Shabbos meals for years (Friday supper, Saturday lunch, plus a third meal late Saturday before sundown).Continue reading “How about a Weekly Meal Plan?”

My Journey to Alternative Health and my Crazy Diet to go along with it

Title sounds interesting, doesn’t it?  Bet it got your attention.  Probably should have capitalized more of the words, but what the heck, I just didn’t feel like it. If I have to put up with people’s horrible grammar, spelling, and text abbreviations, a few lowercase letters will do no permanent damage in the grand scheme of things. Once uponContinue reading “My Journey to Alternative Health and my Crazy Diet to go along with it”

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Part of organizing is meal planning, aka knowing what you are going to eat before each meal instead of the quintessential “What’s for supper?” and be “like, uh…dunno”. Since I’m giving a concerted effort to no gluten-no dairy- low sugar, I had to try this.  I have a family with a sweet tooths (or wouldContinue reading “Vegan Chocolate Mousse”

10 Easy Steps to Transition a Child’s Wardrobe Between Seasons

For me, the first crisp fall day is the time to reevaluate what clothes to keep in the closets.  Fall and spring are both fickle in daily weather changes, and as we used to say in Chicago, more accurately– the weather changes minute-by-minute.  So after a HOT HOT summer, even a 10 degree drop in temperatureContinue reading “10 Easy Steps to Transition a Child’s Wardrobe Between Seasons”