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Recognizing Procrastination

Recognizing Procrastination

We all procrastinate. Yes, even professional organizers like myself. So why do we do it? Usually because it’s something we dread, like taxes, window cleaning, filing papers, purging over stuffed closets/drawers…and more. Procrastination tactics take on a variety of forms: watching TV, reading, exercising, helping others, computer games/Facebook, online shopping, etc. We can all identify with…

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Bringing the Fun Back into Play

Bringing the Fun Back into Play

Happy spring! My two favorite seasons are upon us, spring and summer, and it always inspires me to take the time to ensure my boys will have a great end of the school year and summer. The school year, even from preschool through kindergarten on, is filled with scheduled activities, homework, family demands and more.…

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Mindfulness in Today’s Busy World

Mindfulness in Today’s Busy World

Do you remember when you were young and wanted to show or tell your parents all the new things you had just seen or learned. If you were skating, had a dance performance, made a goal or just wanted to show how you did a cartwheel, showing your parents what you learned, or experienced, was…

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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Tips to keep from wasting time waiting: 1. Schedule doctor or clinic appointments for first thing in the morning or right after lunch. That way you are not kept waiting because another patient was late or the doctor had an emergency which set the entire schedule off for the day.

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Camp Fairs Help Make The RIGHT Choice

Camp Fairs Help Make The RIGHT Choice

It’s that time of the year again- camp fairs are coming to town. Between baseball practice and dance recitals, it might be hard to find the time to get to a camp fair, but these fairs are extremely important and useful events for you and your camper. Camp fairs offer an amazing opportunity for new…

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Patience in Your Pocket

Patience in Your Pocket

When one of my sons was young, he cried easily when things didn’t go his way: not getting his favorite flavor of juice box, not being able to sit in the back seat without a booster or not being able to go to his older brother’s friend’s house to play. We had a phrase in…

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS DURING THE HOLIDAYS?  WHO ME?

HIGH EXPECTATIONS DURING THE HOLIDAYS? WHO ME?

I LOVE the holidays!! I love decorating, cooking cold weather foods (even if cold is 68), attending children’s events and giving gifts! So many things to look forward to! So many perfect memories! SCREECH! Welcome to the season of unrealistic expectations.

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Did You Ever Have One of Those Days?

Did You Ever Have One of Those Days?

Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you. Parenting will challenge you more than any job in the history of the world. If not now, then just know it’s coming. There are days that are hectic, when you can barely get dinner on the table and homework finished. There are days…

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Let’s Pass it On: Thoughtfulness. Kindness. Hope

Let’s Pass it On: Thoughtfulness. Kindness. Hope

Happy Holidays to our fantastic readers, artists and families! Amazing things have happened here at the Art To Grow On Inc. offices since I last wrote to you. It was a “normal” spring day at our offices – a day filled with preparing lessons, organizing supplies and the excitement of getting ready to teach! Then,…

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Jump Start the Holidays?

Jump Start the Holidays?

I know, I know…..but it’s not too early to plan for the holidays. By gradually easing into them you will be better prepared and less stressed! Here are a few ideas to ponder while you get over the fact that I am discussing this in October.

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