10 Phone Rules for Kids

Parenting is hard nowadays. Kids as young as four beg their parents for a cell phone. By the time middle school hits, they’re devastated that most of their friends already have one and they don’t. If the time has come and you’re giving into the kid cell phone epidemic, prepare to set some rules to keep your child safe.

Phone Rules for Kids

Rule #1: Do not send any text or images you wouldn’t want your parents to see.

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Organization: 3 Simple Rules

Let’s be honest.

How many people love rules?

But the thing is, if you’re serious about home organization, then there are some specific rules you’ll want to follow.

You’ll see how much easier organization will be by taking the following simple steps. How do I know? Because this is an area that I’ve struggled in for YEARS and as I’ve simplified my life and really honed in on being more organized, these 3 simple rules have been lifesavers!

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Keys To Successful Time Management

Successful time management is a on-going action item that I am working on. I received a beautiful JORD Watch to review and share with my readership. It was very timely (see what I did there!) and fits in with these keys to successful time management that I’m sharing today as part of the Making A Happy Home Series we’re doing for the A-Z Challenge for April 2015.

Properly allocating our time is hardly an easy task. With so many activities and action items vying for our time and attention, time management can be a struggle.

As I focus more on building my business and balancing my work and home life, I’m finding that is essential to have some sort of schedule and focus more on time management for our family.

Keys To Successful Time Management

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Decluttering Your Life

Decluttering your physical space can have an amazingly uplifting effect on your mood. Feng Shui experts claim that buildings and furniture store the memories of events in the form of energy, and that by decluttering you can clear the energy of historic traumatic events. Whether or not you put any store in that kind of theory, nobody who has ever decluttered a space could deny the positive benefits of increasing the physical space in their environment.

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However, physical decluttering can also have a cathartic effect on people emotionally. When we let go of things we’ve been hoarding for a long time, we often let go of emotional memories we’ve been hanging onto along with them (albeit unconsciously), and so by clearing physical clutter you can clear space in your head and in your heart as well as your home.Continue Reading

Celebrations As A Family

There are many important things in life. Learning, growing, loving, and exploring are all things that each person should take time for. Celebration is another thing that everyone should take time for. Celebration adds an excitement and a lot of fun to life.

Celebrations As A Family


Family celebrations can happen for a variety of formal or informal reasons. Probably most people have gone to a celebration in honor of someone’s birthday, wedding, or the birth of a new baby. There is something deep inside humanity that loves to celebrate the best things in life. We love a good Christmas or Fourth of July celebration or other celebrations that mark special holidays or family traditions. Many of my favorite memories from my childhood center around family celebrations at my grandparents’ home growing up.

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Budgeting as a Family

Financial literacy is a passion of mine. I shared in a recent post why I prepare for rainy days while enjoying my sunny days and the security and happiness of my family is a large factor. Budgeting as a family isn’t always fun or easy to do, but it does help to get everyone on the same page and create an awareness of short and long-term goals for your family.

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