Embrace Changing Seasons – 7/07

The transition from summer vacation to the school year is different for those of us without children; changes in our seasons revolve mostly around rotating clothes. Activities will soon start filling the calendar, and thoughts will slowly turn to Halloween costumes,...

Change Lifts Your Mood – Sept ’06

Setting different moods in your home may surprise you. I know it’s hard to think this is important if you’re rushed or sad or don’t want to bother — buying flowers seems impossible unless you’re in a good mood to begin with — but It just may change the way you see the...

Avoid End of Summer Rush – Aug. ’06

Playtime is just about over. Some of you will celebrate getting your kids back in school, while others (like me) sadly mourn the inevitable end of sandal weather. Even though I no longer have children in the house, the mental habit remains; squeeze one last “fun” in...

Celebrate Summer’s End – Aug. ’05

Some of you have waited for the end of summer since the beginning, “Yea, the kids are back in school!” Try something different this time. Kick off this new section of the year with a little celebration. As a stay-home-mom, I once toasted the end of this “bored kids...