Organizing your children for the summer

I wrote an article recently for Help We’ve Got Kids e-magazine (a great resource for working parents). With summer just around the corner this article is about organizing your children for the summer holiday. Here’s the link to the article:

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Summer… ahhh… there’s a palpable change in the air – a feeling of lightness, fun, relaxation, and freedom from worry. For me, summer starts when school ends. The end of the school year, projects and sports press us for time resulting in a start to summer that is fraught with stress and anxiety. This year, get it together before […]

By |2020-11-17T11:03:07-05:00April 4, 2012|Decluttering, Family Organizing, Home and Garden|0 Comments

Part 2 – Organizing for a child with Special Needs

Part 2 – Friday 18th December

Medical: Last night I was up sorting through Lorraine’s files taking a look at all the medical information on Roxanne: reports, assessments, doctors, prescriptions, medical research, support workers… a lot of information, all of it important. I was so keenly aware of how much information and knowledge Lorraine needs to have have in her head and at hand at any given time. So, when you are creating your medical files be very specific with your categories. Particularly when there are other children and family members. Try not to make any “catch-all” categories like – “Info”. It may take more time to set up but it’s […]

By |2020-11-17T10:34:44-05:00December 18, 2009|Family Organizing, Home and Garden|2 Comments

Organizing for a child with special needs.

Part 1 – 13th December

I was talking with a friend of mine, Lorraine, a single parent who has a 22 year old daughter who is special needs and she mentioned how she wanted to find more support for her and her daughter. Children are truly the greatest blessing in anyone’s life. That doesn’t mean that rearing them is easy :-) . There never seems to be enough time or energy to stay on top of the “managing” – logistically – of their lives.

But when you have a child that is special needs, a disability, disease,  those demands; time, energy, resources and finances seem to spiral out of control. Your […]

By |2020-11-17T10:34:23-05:00December 7, 2009|Family Organizing, Home and Garden|0 Comments
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