Juli Blogs

The Joys of Cooking

in Time & Life Management

Learning our way around a kitchen is a necessary skill for basic survival, really. While no one needs to become a gourmet cook, learning basic cooking skills and proper nutrition is a valid use of one's time. This can begin at an early age. When my children were about 3 years old, I had them help in the kitchen.

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Keeping Schoolwork in Order

in Organizing

My last column discussed teaching order by having young children learn to organize their toys and rooms. This time we go to the next step of keeping track of schoolwork and the accompanying papers. This can turn into a lifelong concern, as "papers" seem to plague the world and challenge even the most organized individual. Learning how to circumvent the problems early on makes sense.

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Put Those Things Away!

Put Those Things Away!
in Organizing

After my last column on Teaching Our Children, which was based around learning to do laundry, the next logical subject seemed to be organizing skills of a more general nature. With all the toys, clothing, and school items that young ones are surrounded with daily, these young years are a wonderful time to impart the concept of order.

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Teaching Our Children Organization

in Organizing

Yes, that's what I just said, "Do the laundry" to aid your child in learning and success. There are many excellent skills learned in doing the laundry. Let me explain...

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When to Replace It

When to Replace It
in Stuff & Clutter

I don’t know about you, but sometimes my clients (and myself actually) get stuck between keeping something a little longer or knowing that it’s past its prime, shall we say.

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2014 Alert! Did You Get It Done Yet?

2014 Alert! Did You Get It Done Yet?
in Time & Life Management

I had the opportunity to interview Spencer Shulem, a young man who has developed two very successful productivity apps for Apple and might just be living proof that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree (he’s my son).

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The Years Resolutions

in Time & Life Management

This being my last column of the year 2013, I thought it useful to focus on preparing for the New Year by checking in with intentions made last year.

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Holiday Cleanup Before You Set Up!

in Organizing

The holidays offer us the opportunity to dig out many items we only use annually and see what we have. Might I suggest a little “cleaning up” while you are starting to “set up” for the holiday season?

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Survival Tips to Enjoy the Holidays

in Time & Life Management

If you are reading this, then you just survived the first of the holidays this season... Thanksgiving! Now that it is over and Chanukah is in full gear, you can get ready for the end of the year. So, now comes the December onslaught of Festivities, Food, Family, and Friends!

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ADHD Awareness: It Isnt Just for Children Anymore!

ADHD Awareness: It Isnt Just for Children Anymore!
in ADHD Issues & Info

The recent surge in ADHD diagnosis in adults has caused some confusion, since most people associate it primarily with children. Many more adults are being diagnosed, and it is eye-opening for them. When parents learn that their child has been identified with ADHD, that information comes with a catalog of symptoms.

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