Plan your peaceful Christmas: maintaining your home during the holidays

On Wednesday, Tsh talked about “guest-ifying” your home now, before the holidays are in full swing. Cleaning, decluttering and preparing for guests ahead of time is an important step, but once you clean and declutter, then what? If you have young children, things probably won’t stay neat and tidy for very long on their own, (read more…)

Join the Conversation

Plan your peaceful Christmas: guest-ify your home

Are you having house guests for the upcoming holidays? ‘Tis the season for crowds, and while you might not be ready for handling your relationship with the in-laws, you still need to prepare your home. With Christmas six weeks away, it might seem like you’ve got all kinds of time to fortify your abode — (read more…)

Join the Conversation

Gift ideas for the 2010 holiday season

With less than two months to go, it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts. The earlier you decide, the more likely you’ll stick to your holiday budget, and you’ll find what you truly want to give. In a few weeks we’ll chat about how to simplify the gift-giving process by creating a (read more…)

Join the Conversation

Plan your peaceful Christmas: prepare the budget

Christmas is officially 7 weeks away. I know — wasn’t it just June? It’s hard to believe it’s already time to prepare for the Christmas season, but it’s better to plan ahead now, before things get too crazy and before you know it, you’re up to your eyeballs in commitments and wish lists and powdered (read more…)

Join the Conversation

How to have a simple, inexpensive and meaningful birthday party for your child

Birthday celebrations are meant to be fun. However, they often turn into expensive nightmares with wasted food and unnecessary gifts. They also come year after year, which means the waste continues for years to come! My older daughter turned four last week. It was also the first time ever that we had a real “party” (read more…)

Join the Conversation