National-Purposeful-Parenting-Month-process-school-year-homework Did you know that July is National Purposeful Parenting Month? That means there’s still time to do something purposeful! (As if you haven’t been!!) There are tons of ways you can be a purposeful parent, but since I’m task-oriented and the new school year is just around the corner, I thought I’d throw this suggestion out to you if you were in the mood to

medicine-bottle-disposal-national-take-back-dayHow to Safely Dispose of Medicine

  I get a number of requests from clients for information about how to properly dispose of medicine bottles and medications. Now if you’re saying to yourself, “Just dump the stuff in the trash,” you might want to read this brief overview of the issues related to that so-called quick fix (as well as a list of possible solutions): read here   Our greatest challenge in San Antonio is that

  [caption id="attachment_2640" align="alignleft" width="150"]travel-passport-map-how-to-plan-for-travel How to plan for travel - odds and ends before departure[/caption] This is Part 12 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in June, and you’re planning a trip in July, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things a little more quickly.     How can I get organized for travel: 1-2 weeks before   How to Plan for Travel: Get ready for departure!     Holy smokes! Your trip is finally here! Doesn’t it feel good having so much of the planning done? The more you prepare ahead of time, the more you can truly enjoy your vacation when you arrive.   If you're within a few weeks of leaving, you're really just down to:

[caption id="attachment_3668" align="alignleft" width="150"]help-family-get-organized-help-adult-children-organize-home How can I help my adult children get organized?[/caption] While working with one of my business owner clients in her office, she expressed frustration in trying to help her kids. Here is the question she posed to me:   “Any tips on influencing my adult kids to get organized? They live far from me, and when I visit them, I am always working to help them. I don't want to interfere too much, but

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