Are You Afraid of an ADD/ADHD Diagnosis for Your Child? | www.smarthappyroganized.com | My friend and fellow writer is one of those moms that just knew something was going on with her daughter Avery. Lori did fear the ADD/ADHD diagnosis and label for her daughter. The following is the blog Lori wrote about the journey her family took with Avery.

Are You Afraid of an ADD/ADHD Diagnosis for Your Child?

I don’t have a lot of personal experience with an ADD/ADHD diagnosis, except that as I get older I feel like I have a better understanding of what it is and how it affects people.  After reading Judith Kolberg’s, ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, I did feel like she was talking about me in several chapters.  I may have…

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Video: New Direction of Smart Happy Organized

It’s the 2nd Anniversary of Smart Happy Organized this month! Feels like way longer! I’m proud and happy that I have survived and grown during this time. I wanted to share a video with you explaining a little about what’s going on behind the scenes and why I have decided to change the direction of Smart Happy Organized blog. It…

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Tips for Phenomenal Family Photo Shoots | Smart~Happy~Organized |styling, wardrobe, pricing, senior portraits, toddler and maternity pictures

Tips for Phenomenal Family Photo Shoots

Special Feature with Natalie Bayliff I have a confession: My walls are filled with professional photos of my family. Ok, mostly of Jackson. Since he was 10 days old, we’ve had the same photographer taking his portrait. Since having Tanner in April, we haven’t had a family photo shoot. That changed this weekend! Michelle Robertson from Magical Memories by Michelle and…

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How to Store Travel Memorabilia and Souvenirs | Smart~Happy~Organized |One thing that I always put off and let pile up are all of the little travel brochures, maps and souvenirs we pick up on our trip. Even though I know we can Google just about anything I still love bringing these items home. Here are four ways I store these sweet mementos:

How to Store Travel Memorabilia and Souvenirs

Coming home from a vacation is always bitter sweet for me.  Most of the time I am actually ready to come home.  I do worry about my home, my pets, and my plants.  I also happen to love sleeping in my own bed.  Once I get home and walk in the door I feel awesome for a few hours if…

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Kitchen Tips for Homes with Kids | www.smarthappyorganized.com | organizing kitchen, kitchen tips, organizing kitchen with kids in mind, back to school kitchen organizing, pantry organizing

Kitchen Tips for Homes with Kids

Ahh…the kitchen.  The heart of the home, where there is baking of christmas cookies, prepping of holiday meals and memories made cooking with the kiddos.  Also, the room we moms spend the most time in.  Mom, I need a snack!  Mom, I need a cup!  Mom, I need milk!  Mom, mom, mom!  I think you can all relate to these…

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10 Questions Featuring Linda Samuels, CPO-CD, Immediate Past President of ICD www.smarthappyorganized.com |professional organizer, Certified Professional Organizer |Chronic Disorganization | compassionate coach

10 Questions Featuring Linda Samuels, CPO-CD, Immediate Past President of ICD

The first time I connected with Linda Samuels was online through her oh-so-thoughtful blog posts. She’s kind, caring, uber compassionate and is a leading inspiration for those helping to organize the world’s most chronically disorganized people. Linda spent the last two years as President of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). She has spent the last eight years as an ICD…

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5 Brilliant Work-from-Home Ideas

Are you bored with your office job or finding it hard to juggle work and family commitments? Perhaps you’re tired of taking orders and long to be your own boss? Have you ever considered starting your own businesses from home? You can start lean with a computer, a work space, fast business broadband internet service, and word of mouth networking. …

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I'm beyond excited today to introduce you to a person who's name seems to be everywhere these days because she is on fire! Allow me to introduce you to Erica Duran, the Business Coach for Modern Online Entrepreneurs and Freedom Based Luxury Lifestyle Designer. Erica specializes in a multiple 6-figure coaching business where she helps Professional Organizers, Coaches, and other Service-based Entrepreneurs stop settling and second-guessing themselves and get the lifestyle of their dreams! She works three days per week from luxury resorts who sponsor her podcast and web TV show. Erica was recently featured on EO Fire Podcast with John Lee Dumas! | www.smarthappyorganized.com

10 Questions for Erica Duran: Business Coach for Modern Online Entrepreneurs

I’m beyond excited today to introduce you to a person who’s name seems to be everywhere these days because she is on fire! Allow me to introduce you to Erica Duran, the Business Coach for Modern Online Entrepreneurs and Freedom Based Luxury Lifestyle Designer. Erica specializes in a multiple 6-figure coaching business where she helps Professional Organizers, Coaches, and other Service-based…

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Frozen Food Storage: Recommended Times | www.smarthappyorganized.com

Frozen Food Storage: Recommended Times

I love any piece of information that can tell me how long I can store my food for. If I didn’t have this information handy my husband would eat anything in the fridge even if it’s been in their 10 days. He’s either very brave or has an iron stomach. I’m not sure which! Here is a great info graphic…

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How to Stop Self Sabotage and Learn to Just Keep Swimming

I wanted to sit down and talk with you a little bit about something I struggle with. Something I believe runs in my family. Something that needs to end with me. Self sabotage. Self sabotage is any behavior that creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals.

Breaking Through Procrastination: The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Organized | Who This E book Is For: If you're a busy person struggling with clutter build up and procrastination, and you think that getting organized will NEVER happen, there is a very specific formula that will not only reverse this detrimental thought process but will stop the disorganization cycle altogether. With this specific formula, you will be able to get out of your own way, beat procrastination and every other barrier your brain puts between you and a clutter-free life. | www.smarthappyorganized.com

Breaking Through Procrastination: The Procrastinator’s Guide to Getting Organized

Awhile back I introduced you to an amazing e book my friend Nealey wrote. Well, I still think it’s one of the coolest books around and I actually pull it out myself when I get stuck or just need  plan already laid out for me. I have to share this book with you because I have read it and it…

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Introducing the Best Student Academic Planner | www.smarthappyorganized.com | back to school, school supplies, academic planners, student planners

Introducing the Best Student Academic Planner

If you’re like me then you probably already know that your child’s back to school supply list is ready and waiting for you on the school’s website. Yep, I just went and bought all of Sam’s supplies last week. Granted he’s gonna be a second grader so he doesn’t quite need a planner yet, but for those of you who…

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