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Organization Requires Family Practice (kids included)

Updated: Jan 15

As a professional organizer, I often hear stories from people how they “used” to be organized before having children. And, I totally get it! As the mama to 3 little girls under the age of 10, I know the mess, chaos, and STUFF that comes with kids. Stuff is an inevitable part of parenting, but that doesn’t mean that you have to sit back and wait for them to go to college before doing something about it. I am serious. And I am also realistic with what I tell people about getting organized. Because let’s face it, no one really wants to be disorganized and there is no one perfect system for you and your family. And you know what, that is ok!

Photo: My girls creating with their imagination. And yes there is a blanket fort in the back.


You don’t live in the pages of a magazine or on Pinterest or on an Instagram feed. You live in your home where you raise your children and they learn, play, and feel safe. Arts, crafts, and creating are ALL apart of parenting. Yes, this get messy and you know what - that is OK. If items have a home after all the fun it will make it super easy for it to be picked up and put away too (and not necessarily by you).