I have a bad case of momnesia. (Motherhood induced amnesia.) Or do I have pregnesia? (Pregnancy induced amnesia.) Maybe it’s simply old age. Whatever it’s called, I find that remembering things is harder and harder everyday.

When I have a lot to do, I rely on my trusty to-do list for help. It helps me remember AND prioritize the things I have to do. It’s simple, colorful and seems to make running errands a little easier.

I hope it makes your life a little easier too!

Download our to do list and start using it today!

(It’s set up with 2 on a page. Simply fold in half or cut down the middle and you’re ready for action!)

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The Great Purge of 2015

Over the past few months, PapaFish, KidFish and I have been getting rid of our belongings like it’s going out of style.

Here is a partial list of things that we’ve either sold, given away, donated or trashed:
– 1 large metal filing cabinet
– 2 desks
– 2 floor lamps
– half my wardrobe
– kitchen gadgets
– 3 boxes of books
– window curtains
– exercise equipment
– kids clothes & toys
– 4 large boxes of miscellaneous household items
– art/craft supplies
– 3 boxes of old paperwork
– expired pantry items
– old magazines

It’s been a month, and to be honest, I don’t miss any of it. In fact, I’m really enjoying the space, both physical and mental.

I used to think that I needed more space for my stuff, but now I know that I need less stuff for my space.

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Kids don’t exercise…

Kids don’t exercise…they play.

They run. They jump. They climb. They crawl.

KidFish spends the day trying to move as much as possible. I, on the other hand, spend the day trying to move as little as possible. I like sitting, resting, reading and surfing…the internet, that is.

What if I looked at exercise the way KidFish does?

What if it wasn’t something I did 30 minutes a day for 3-4 times a week, but something I did all day, everyday?

What if I didn’t worry so much about exercising and just started playing?

I bet I’d be a lot healthier and happier.

My favorite summer adventure

September is here and that means summer is coming to an end. When I think back on my summer of learning, exploration and growth, my favorite adventure by far was berry picking with my family. (Blueberries and strawberries are my favorite fruits.) I loved seeing how they grow and tasting them fresh off the bush/vine.

Both blueberries and strawberries grow low to the ground so KidFish was able to pick them herself! Bonus points for activities that KidFish can do without much help.

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I’m a big fan of tips that make everyday tasks easier, faster and more efficient (a.k.a. life hacks).

Here are three of my favorites. Enjoy!

A better way to tie your shoes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAFcV7zuUDA

How to dry your hands

A simple, clean way slice a bell pepper

Home…

I don’t own a house, but I have a home.

A home filled with laughter, love, encouragement and forgiveness.

It’s a place where I can let my guard down and just be me.

I can cry when I’m sad and dance when I’m happy.

Hugs and kisses are abundant and free.

No, I don’t have a house, but I have something that no amount of money can buy—a home.

I don't need to own a house to have a home