I’m an organization junkie, I’m constantly moving things around and looking for more efficient systems in everything I do. This sickness (as I call it), tends to get worse at summer time. The kids are restless, everyone sleeps until lunch time, it’s a million degrees outside, and my brain just seems to work overtime thinking about what to clean, organize, categorize and label. Where do I begin? This summer I decided to make small changes instead of complete household overhauls like I’m known for in the past. I’m taking things slow at preparing my home for the busy fall schedule. I created at simple challengeREAD MORE

101 Reasons to Love Summer in SoCal

I’ve lived in Southern California for 30 years and my favorite thing about living here, is summer. I could say there’s no better place than SoCal to spend your summer vacation, but that would be biased. There is fun to be had everywhere you look, and many of the attractions are free. Here’s 101 reasons to love summer in SoCal. 11 Reasons to Visit a Theme Park Definitely not free, but definitely worth checking out! Disneyland – Main Street Electrical Parade California Adventures – Summer of Heroes Knotts Berry Farm – Ghost Town Alive Six Flags Magic Mountain – Kwerk, Screampunk District Streetmosphere and Full Throttle Nights LEGOLAND – RoboTECH Camp Universal Studios HollywoodREAD MORE

The Relaxed Mom Homeschool Planner

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you know I’m big on planning, organizing and pretty much trying to keep track of the many hats I wear on a daily basis. I love planners, yet I’m not into the glam planning that is so popular these days. I don’t do the stickers or elaborate layouts. I consider myself to be a ‘get to the point’ planner, as if that  was a real category. I have two big problems when searching for a new planner: Though there are thousands of planners to chose from, most will have a number of pages I’ll never use; andREAD MORE

10 Days of Back to School Planning

Now that our homeschools and homes are in order, on this final day of preparing for the upcoming homeschool year, we’ll discuss meal planning, batch cooking, freezer meals and how to keep your sanity in the kitchen.READ MORE