A certified decluttering coach shares the top three areas of your home to declutter as the school year begins.
As a former school teacher and a mom of three, let me share what I’ve learned to expect when sending a child to kindergarten.
When I see older kids posting their own stories on Instagram, I sense that in one swipe, my own children will be driving off to their first summer jobs and beyond.
To ease the stress of the transition to preschool, I’m sharing the routines we’ve started well ahead of my daughter’s first day to help us both feel ready.
Nearly every day this summer my son and I have been sharing these popsicles on the front porch while his sister naps. Just after noon, as my daughter slips into her second stage of sleep, the sun creeps toward the backyard providing just enough shade on the front porch for us to sit and only have our toes exposed to the sunlight.
And maybe that’s where a lot of us are right now. On the surface, like the freshly touched-up dark brown crown of my head, we’re shiny and pretty and ready to meet the day. We’re making plans and booking flights and starting to hug our friends. But underneath we’re holding on to something from the past year that, while it looks nothing like what we thought we wanted, is strangely beautiful and undeniably a part of us now.