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The Most Overlooked Part of Planning for the New Year

It’s almost 2019! While most of us are deep into the hustle and bustle of the holiday celebrations to wrap up 2018, it’s important to take a minute to start actually planning for the new year. No, this isn’t about how to make your new year’s resolutions, or how to set SMART goals for the new year. I’m talking about taking an hour or two sometime in the next week to set yourself up for success by getting organized. By creating systems for quickly and correctly  ...

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The Toolkit Essentials You Shouldn’t Be Living Without

If you’re going to live on your own, there are a few basic things you will need. Food, soap, your own bath towel…and tools. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my stories about my plumbing troubles the past two weekends. It all started two Fridays ago, when I was in the living room, buried under sleeping babies and just starting to think about getting them put to bed – when I heard a crash in the kitchen. Worried someone had broken into the house, I paused  ...

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Why I Instituted a Halftime Report for Setting and Achieving Goals

At the very beginning of 2018, my husband and I were discussing goals and why people view the New Year as a “reset” for the year, and Peter said something very interesting: Unless you were born on January 1, the new year is not actually an entirely new year for you – your year resets on your birthday. Evidently, he has been setting goals for himself every year in July. He then said something even more fascinating – at the 6 month mark, he pauses for reflection and  ...

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Why a Portable Washing Machine is a Lifesaver for Apartment Dwellers

This is the blog post I was hoping to find four years ago. This is the blog post where I share with you how to do your laundry in an apartment without hookups. Once upon a time, we lived in an apartment without laundry hookups and were determined to use cloth diapers.┬áSince we didn’t want to lug around a basket of stinky diapers around to the laundromat, or sit there with an infant for hours on end, we got creative. Options For Laundry In An Apartment Without Hookups There are  ...

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