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Be More Efficient at Home (Using the Principle of Accrued Benefits)

One measure of being good at homemaking is how quickly and efficiently you get stuff done. And, since being efficient = being good, and being good = enjoying, then being efficient = enjoying Thus, according to my sound transitive logic, enjoying homemaking means spending as little time as possible doing it. According to Deniece Schofield, […]

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Get Organized for Back-To-School: Make a Morning Routine Chart

Things I loathe: Overkill summertime air-conditioning. Spaced-out drivers. Selfies where people are trying to look sexy. Cockroaches. Dragging my kids through their get-ready-for-school routines, morning after morning after identical morning… “Get dressed. Eat your breakfast. Keep eating. EAT. Brush your teeth. Brush your hair. BRUSH YOUR FREAKING HAIR, LIKE YOU DO EVERY SINGLE MORNING, FOR […]

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DIY Homemade Natural Beauty Regimen

I’ve been thinking recently about overhauling my “beauty regimen” and hitting a stride that’s more natural, simple, and affordable. My current beauty regimen includes both expensive natural products and expensive chemical-laden products. My bathroom cabinet is Sea Kelp Shampoo meets Petroleum Hand Lotion. Daisy Extract Face Wash meets Retinol Wrinkle Cream. The state of my […]

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Meditation on the Breath

One of most effective ways to touch the present moment is to observe the breath, which is always accessible anywhere, anytime. Conscious breathing draws us into the now and gently coaxes us away from thoughts about the past or future.  The breath links the mind, which usually lives in the past or the future, to […]

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10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Clean

I don’t enjoy cleaning either. For most of us modern folks, the art of housekeeping has taken a back seat to more interesting pastimes that were neither encouraged nor available to the classic 1950s homemaker (think: career, or, Pinterest). I can think of an infinite number of activities that vie for my attention throughout the […]

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