space planning

How to Declutter and Get Organized During Pregnancy

How to Declutter and Get Organized During Pregnancy

This is a long requested post that I finally feel qualified to write! It's true - I'm expecting my first child in September.

My husband and I feel incredibly blessed. For a long time, we didn't know if it would be possible for us. Now, though, I can see how perfect the timing is.

Confession time. For the first few years of my career, I worried a lot about how I could serve the women I felt called to serve without the experience of motherhood. I remember that being a heavy criticism about Marie Kondo when her book first came out.

I believe that it was easier for me to do this work on my own without young children to look after. I don't think the work I've done is going to make my life more difficult once I'm a mother if my pregnancy has been any indication of what's ahead.

I'm not used to my body not being my own, to needing naps, to needing to eat every couple hours. For better or for worse, I'm used to pushing through to get things done, and I'm realizing that's not a good option anymore.

How to Save Space in Your Small Bathroom

How to Save Space in Your Small Bathroom

The bathroom is a room that is often overlooked, usually because it's smaller than most of the other rooms in a home. And yet, because the bathroom is usually a smaller room, and it's used multiple times a day, people can really feel the dysfunction if the space isn't used well.

My family shares one small, simple bathroom with very little storage space.

I thought at first I would need to add more storage space somehow, but using these tips, we have been able to fit everything comfortably. If you're struggling with a small space bathroom, read on for my best tips.

Work from Home? Why You Need a Dedicated Workspace

Work from Home? Why You Need a Dedicated Workspace

You've been deep into your work when you happen to notice the time. Oh man, you didn't mean to be working this late! Where did the time go? You need to put dinner on/ walk the dog/ pick up the kids. 

You're in the middle of something, but you have no choice. You'll have to pick up where you left off later. The problem? Your work stuff is spread out all over the dining room table. 

You have a few options. You can choose to put your stuff away now, and be late for whatever you need to do. You can choose to put your stuff away later, when it's time to sit down for dinner, risk shuffling things around and disrupt the flow of your evening. Or you can choose to leave stuff out and forgo dinner at the table.

Work-life balance is often an issue for people who work from home. It can be hard to find when your work stuff is literally, physically in the way of the rest of your life.