Ann Gambrell

Order In The Family Home Office

Order In The Family Home Office

Home office space is key to paperwork management and will save time, energy, money and definitely reduce stress! Designate an area to organize and pay bills as well as managing important paperwork.

Kids Telephone Etiquette

Kids Telephone Etiquette

I recently telephone my cousins home to receive a very faint “Hello”, followed by an extremely loud scream of “MOOOOMMMMM into the mouth piece. My cousin has decided to allow her four year old to answer the home phone, much to the unfortunate damage of my ear drum. Please keep toddlers away from the phone,…

Family Chore Charts…Getting Things Done & Lessons Learned!

Bottom line: children involved in household chores learn to share responsibilities, work within a team and to be accountable.  We taught our kids that we share everything in our home; “the fun…the love… and the DIRT!”   However, most kids think it’s just a ploy to get the work done!  Which is also true!  But…..until they…

Family Travel Tips…And Stress Relievers

Family Travel Tips…And Stress Relievers

According to the official Chase’s List of Annual Events, July is…..“Anti-boredom” month.  So if you’re planning to fend off the dullness of July, you might plan a family car trip.  Yes, gas prices are an issue, however you DO need to get away and spend time together as a family.  It doesn’t have to be…

Quick Tips for the Kitchen

Quick Tips for the Kitchen

Keep your cupboard stocked for quick meals. Store measuring cups & spoons in a basket near the baking supplies. Salad greens stored together make for easy salad making when time is short. Organize herbs & spices in alphabetical order for ease in cooking. Cooking oil in a squirt bottle makes use of small amounts. Flour…

The “New” Spring Cleaning for Today’s Mom

The “New” Spring Cleaning for Today’s Mom

Today’s spring-cleaning is definitely not the same today as in our mother and grandmothers’ day. Then the house was literally turned inside out with a schedule including, deep cleaning and polishing of all furniture, fresh wallpaper, painting, rug cleaning, fresh or new slipcovers, and more. If you do not recall all this fuss over winter’s…

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