Tag Archives | staying organized


How Google “Keeps” my Life Together

I’m a Type A perfectionist whose coping skills happen to be organizing, list making, and planning ahead. This sounds great in theory until it keeps me up at 2 am planning a party in June for my child’s second birthday in December….but I digress. Most of the time these things make my life easier, and […]

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Trash or Treasure? How to Organize School Papers, Memories and Art

The new school year is here, and that means backpacks will be headed home filled with forms, flyers, classwork, and art. It will be your job to determine what to keep, organize and store, and what to recycle.  I will admit that when my oldest started preschool I kept EVERYTHING. I filled multiple storage containers […]

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8 Mom Hacks for a Tidy Home

I have been accused of several things in my life. Some gracious—others not. But a consistent offender is being a little obnoxious when it comes to being tidy. I host a Friday night Bible study and on one particular occasion, one of the members was cooking for us as I was feverishly cleaning behind her. […]

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Pro Tips :: How to Organize the Playroom | Houston Moms Blog

Pro Tips :: How to Organize the Playroom

  Christmas is over.  The old toys have mated with the new toys and created more toys.  Is that even possible? If you are anything like me, peeking your head into your kids playroom STRESSES YOU OUT.  I sat down with a  Houston mom and home organizer, to learn about how she balances being a […]

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Home Organization Tips for Multiple Rooms

If you’re a busy mom like me, you probably don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on organizing things around the home. I’m always on the lookout for simple and affordable home organization tips that are functional, practical and help our home look put together. This is especially important for those moments […]

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Kissing Konmari Goodbye | Houston Moms Blog

Kissing Konmari Goodbye

Have you ever uttered the words, “Does it spark joy?”  If so, then chances are you have heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, a book that took the nation – well, North America – by storm a couple years ago and is still going strong.  Kondo, a Japanese minimalist and organizational expert, offered […]

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Mutiny Against Excess

Some years ago, I read the book Seven—An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. I remember thinking “Hallelujah! Someone gets how I feel!” The book chronicles the time in Hatmaker’s life when she and her family “took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the […]

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Minimalism in a Maxi-Mom World

{Come back every day this week as we bring you “Home Hacks” and our super duper organizational series to get you inspired this summer!} I am not a minimalist.  If you told me ten years ago that one day I would write a blog post about minimalism, I would have taken your temperature.  Sentimentality has […]

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Holidays in Houston

Living Tree Presents :: Holidays in Houston Series {+ Giveaway}

 Houston Moms Blog is excited to partner together with Living Tree to bring you a festive new series… There’s no denying it – the holidays are totally and completely upon us.  And while I am submersing myself in all things red and green and so super excited to see this magical season through my little […]

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