There has never been a home owner who has said, “Now everything here is done… forever!” There have been and are and always will be more projects to tackle. Come to think of it, same goes for parenting… But at least with the home projects, I’ve found a solution that (dare I say it?) is genius. … More To-Do To Done
I recently came across an idea-packed article on creativity rituals, which included everything from naps to bar brainstorming to frequent vacations (yes yes and yes!). They also mentioned something called an “interesting people fund,” the idea of which was taken from an interview with entrepreneur and author Ben Casnocha: By pre-committing time and money to meeting interesting … More Interesting Person Fund
* Appreciated by non-breastfeeding moms, too. Have a baby shower coming up or a friend? Or maybe you’re due yourself? This is my all-time favorite “baby” gift. I give it to every expecting mother I know. While other friends and family are picking out the perfect tiny this or cuddly that, I know from experience: Mom is doing … More Breastfeeding Station*
You’re lying in bed and can’t get to sleep for all the to-do’s in your head: Write it down. You’re confused about a next move on a project or in your life: Write it down. You have something bugging you that you just can’t shake: Write it down. It will help. Don’t believe me?
My mom came up with the “hour gift” idea when I was 12. At first I absolutely hated the idea. But with time, it’s grown to be one of my favorite holiday memories. And now it’s a tradition for my own little family. Maybe it could help slow down the Christmas craziness at your house, too. The … More Hour Gifts
Need a last-minute gift idea for Father’s Day, a birthday, or just because? Create an upcycled photo frame! It doubles as a kids’ activity, too. Step 1: Find an old frame.
We had boxes of these in my house growing up. Do you know what it is? It’s a toothpaste tube roller. My Great Uncle Albert made them—hundreds of them actually. He invented them. I remember going to Uncle Charlie’s inventors’ shop once when I was little. My eyes were just high enough to peer down … More Innovation
What do you get when you combine these? I wasn’t sure, but I had a blank wall in my guest bedroom and two blank canvases daring me to find out. Time for some DIY wall art. Care to join me? Here’s the step by step.
Heads up: Starting next week, I’m going to post on Mondays and Thursdays. I have a couple of writing project that have been idling on the back burner, so I need to cut down to two weekly posts for a while. I’m sure you’ll manage just fine. In the meantime, I have a bit of … More The Many Lives of a Laundry Basket
No, not a table of contents for a book or even this blog. A table of contents for you and your life. Last weekend I attended a creative writing workshop by Janie Miller, and that was one of the exercises: