Archive - February 2016

Konmarie For Mothers: Set This Intention For Yourself & Children When You Declutter

At first glance, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up looks like just another how-to book on decluttering. As expected, Kondo tackles everything from clothing, kitchenware, and storage spaces to books, papers and memorabilia—all the usual categories you expect to learn about in the genre. But when you read carefully, you find between the lines interesting notes on the life of a modern-day, single Japanese woman. More importantly for us, there’s some juicy insights on the dynamics that Kondo had noticed while guiding families in the process of decluttering and tidying up. The book, in part, tells the story[…]

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Flu Is Good. Feel The Helplessness.

The dreaded flu took over me this winter. Twice. As it is, getting sick is a source of embarrassment and stress for me because, unfortunately, it happens to me a lot. So being totally out for a week felt unacceptable to me. At the beginning of the first round of the flu, I did my best to ignore the oh-so-clear signs. I kept preparing meals, and sweeping the floor, and ordering the kids around, and schlepping the younger ones to and from preschool. Then, I recalled a fleeting comment my neighbor made twelve years ago, and it brought me to[…]

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