Kids

In most homes, getting ready for Santa means hanging stockings with care, leaving a plate of cookies and milk, and making sure you're not on the naughty list. In my home, there is a special addition to the Santa-prep ritual: donating. My children have known since...

"Mom! I'm out of comfy shorts!" "This is my last pair of underwear!" "My dinosaur pajamas are dirty!" These are my signals to do laundry. I've tried those systems where you pick one particular day to do all the laundry, but that's never really worked for me. (If it works...

Many of my clients are creative people--photographers, writers, teachers, and the like. One thing I've noticed about creative people is that they tend to like stuff. And I have a theory about why: creative people see the potential in everyday objects the rest of us don't see. How...