Bonnie Dewkett
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  • Ridgefield, CT
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Prescription for Happy

While being happy is objective and different things will work for everyone, I wanted to take a few moments to give you some ideas of things to do (or not do!) to live a little bit happier life.1.  Be honest.  If you want something, say something.  Don’t expect others to know what you desire or need.  Be firm, but honest.  People love to help others.  Ask for what you want.2.  Do nothing.  Take some time every day to do nothing.  If you are constantly thinking about other things, you can never…See More
Feb 25
Bonnie Dewkett posted a blog post

Why Do We Own

Most people say they own too much stuff.  We all know we are guilty of excess in some area of our lives.  However, WHY do we own the things we fill our homes, offices and cars with?  There are many theories, but here are a few:First, our stuff allows us to do things. This is true for all the items we need in our lives to do things like cook, learn, groom and care for our children.  These things also help us control our environment.  For example, we WANT things like air conditioners because they…See More
Feb 20
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Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the…

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the process for a little while before you start ripping open the closet doors and tossing things onto the bed. Stop and think about WHY you want to get organized. The answer isn’t that you want a clean closet or a great looking entry way. The answer lies a bit deeper. Do you want to get out of the…See More
Feb 15
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Feb 10
Marcia Fowler commented on Bonnie Dewkett's blog post 'Advice from Busy Moms'
"Great ideas. Our local Stop and Shop also has pick up service, which is also a great time saver. Just order online, drive to the store and the food bagged and ready to be put in your car.  Our kids also do regular chores like sweeping and…"
Feb 10
Bonnie Dewkett posted a blog post

Advice from Busy Moms

I have a lot of busy moms in my line of work.  A lot of them have their own “trade secrets” and I wanted to tap into that knowledge base and share their best tips with you.  Here is what I came up with.  Many of these are direct quotes from moms like you.  If they can do it, so can you!  Pick one tip and start there.-Use grocery delivery services such as Pea Pod.  You can set up a recurring delivery so your staples arrive automatically every single week.  Don’t spend time at the grocery store,…See More
Feb 10
Bonnie Dewkett posted a blog post

How to Get Started Organizing

I recently had a discussion with some of my family about the boundaries I set for myself in terms of what I keep.  I have one bookshelf in my living area and it is divided up into sections; organizing books, business books, social media books, travel books, hiking guides, and of course, fiction books to keep and some are in a “to read” section.I’ve been reading a lot and while I borrow a lot of books from the library, it means that my book shelf recently runneth over.  Instead of piling the…See More
Feb 7
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The Joyful Organizer
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Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I work from home and own three companies. The Joyful Organizer blog is near and dear to my heart and I like to help others live a better life every single day. I love to travel, run, read and do yoga.
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I like to make mom's lives easier through organizer, time management and happy, healthy, eco conscious living.
I have been blogging since...
2006

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Prescription for Happy

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

While being happy is objective and different things will work for everyone, I wanted to take a few moments to give you some ideas of things to do (or not do!) to live a little bit happier life.

1.  Be honest.  If you want something, say something.  Don’t expect others to know what you desire or need.  Be firm, but honest.  People love to help others.  Ask for what you want.

2.  Do nothing.  Take some time every day to do nothing.  If you are constantly thinking about other…

Continue

Why Do We Own

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Most people say they own too much stuff.  We all know we are guilty of excess in some area of our lives.  However, WHY do we own the things we fill our homes, offices and cars with?  There are many theories, but here are a few:

First, our stuff allows us to do things. This is true for all the items we need in our lives to do things like cook, learn, groom and care for our children.  These things also help us control our environment.  For example, we WANT things like air conditioners…

Continue

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the…

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the process for a little while before you start ripping open the closet doors and tossing things onto the bed. Stop and think about WHY you want to get organized. The answer isn’t that you want a clean closet or a great looking entry way. The answer lies a bit deeper. Do you want to get out of the…

Continue

Advice from Busy Moms

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

I have a lot of busy moms in my line of work.  A lot of them have their own “trade secrets” and I wanted to tap into that knowledge base and share their best tips with you.  Here is what I came up with.  Many of these are direct quotes from moms like you.  If they can do it, so can you!  Pick one tip and start there.

-Use grocery delivery services such as Pea Pod.  You can set up a recurring delivery so your staples arrive automatically every single week.  Don’t spend time at the…

Continue

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At 2:33pm on February 24, 2014, The Redhead Riter said…

Wishing you have a wonderful week ahead!

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At 2:06pm on February 24, 2014, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…

Stopping in to say hello and a warm welcome from The Girlz Korner.

 
 
 

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