Browsing Archive: January, 2009

Notices from school

Posted by Isabelle De on Thursday, January 29, 2009, In : Thinking about it 
Despite my best intentions, I'm always a little overwhelmed by the school notices. They arrive en-masse from two different schools and before I know it, I am knee deep in paper. Why so much paper? The schools should ask parents which they prefer - email or hardcopy. Surely our techno world should be taken advantage of?
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MomsMatter & Neat Freak team up for moms!

Posted by Isabelle De on Monday, January 26, 2009, In : News 
I was very excited when Deborah (Editor of MomsMatter) called to suggest that MomsMatter and Neat Freak team up to produce a calendar that will keep moms on track with their ever-expanding schedules. Needless to say, I jumped on board, and the February calendar will be available with the next MomsMatter newsletter.

Even better news, is that there'll be more downloads and ideas for moms coming to you from MomsMatter and Neat Freak because we want to help make your life easier. 

(If you aren't f...

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Our attachment to things

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, In : Thinking about it 
I was talking to a friend recently who has lots of items in her home that she just feels so attached to. Things like pictures she inherited from her father, but which aren't hanging on any walls. She feels so tied down by the responsibility of keeping these items and asked my advice on what she should do.

My suggestion, although it could be difficult to follow, is that one should consider:
  • Are you using the items everyday or on special occasions?
  • Do you have a place that you can store these item...

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Do you think it is important to be neat?

Posted by Isabelle de Grandpre on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, In : Thinking about it 
I've often wondered why it is necessary to be neat? Does it really make a difference?
Besides the obvious, that it makes your life easier to deal with, being neat makes me want to occupy a space and I don't have to think about what I have to do when I am in that space.

What do you think? Send me a mail and I'll post some comments.

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