The Carnival of Modern Home Dwelling is still taking submissions

Hey, you Simple Mommers – Today’s Homemaker is hosting the first-ever Carnival of Modern Home Dwelling, and she’s taking submissions through midnight on May 12. Topics covered will be: Art and Craft Eco-fab Interior Design Fashion Food Green Living Organization, and Outdoor Living Entries can be about anything – how to, recommended products, stories, advice, (read more…)

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The 2 key questions to ask while decluttering

In the poll I had in my sidebar last week (I’ve got a new one there, by the way), I was somewhat surprised to learn that most of you find organizing to be the hardest part of your home management. I wasn’t surprised because I think it’s easy, but because you said it was harder (read more…)

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How do you declutter?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to decluttering: Touch everything only once, and Declutter in steps, moving piles around until it’s done. When you touch everything only once, you pick up an item and put it in its rightful place immediately, even if it means going to the other side of the (read more…)

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A typical day at home

I‘ve had a number of people write me from this blog lately, asking me how I get things done. I’m guessing the subtle message to their questions is that it seems like I get a lot done. Photo from Wikimedia Commons I’m happy to say that being very intentional about how I manage time has (read more…)

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Humbling laurels for Simple Mom

I’m really overwhelmed today. My recent post on why and how we should save for our kids’ education early is featured in the 151st Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted at the U.S. News and World Report blog. In fact, it’s an Editor’s Choice. Wowzers. Thanks so much! Simple Mom is now also listed in Alltop (read more…)

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