In our society we are bombarded with the message that more is better. Why give one rose when a dozen says so much more. But what if one perfect rose is enough? What if less is actually the key to happiness?
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Summer is in full swing. Do you know how I know?
Both kids and parents are going to camps, conventions and conferences. Families are going on vacations. The posters are starting to showing up on the bulletin boards. “Boys’ soccer camp”. “Girls’ ballet lessons”. “Mens’ & Womens’ volleyball leagues looking for players”.
This happens every year, like clockwork. School gets out, parents take a bit of leave for a summer vacation, and schedules explode into a flurry of business.
But even with all this activity swarming around us, even though we’re around people all the time, many of us still seem to be stressed and disconnected from the group that matters most – our families and close friends.
How’d we get into this mess?
The Problem: Excessive Sorting!
What we’ve gotten very, very good at is sorting.Continue Reading
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the stuff that needs doing around the house?
With three active boys, a large house, and two pets with personality, I was in a permanent state of overwhelm.
I just couldn’t keep up. If I managed to organize meals and deal with the dirty dishes I would fall behind on the laundry. There’s nothing quite like performing sniff tests on kids socks to see if they can be worn for one more day.
If I managed to keep up with the laundry we would be reduced to eating peanut butter sandwiches for supper.
I needed help!
I needed help. I dreamed of having a maid, but couldn’t afford one. I fantasized about becoming super organized, but I just couldn’t get there.
After much trial and error I finally found my secret weapon. Three pairs of hands to help! They belonged to my boys. Yup I discovered 5 easy chores that even very young children can do.Continue Reading