Christmas Card Culling

Dear K&K: I think it’s time for some Christmas card culling. Our list has ballooned over the years, it’s crazy expensive and there are so many people we barely talk to anymore on it. My husband essentially wants to keep…

When Should I Get Ready for the Holidays?

Did the Holidays Already Happen? Because I’ve only just gotten the dining room table cleared off from Halloween decorating, and already Christmas stuff is 1/2 price at our local drugstore. I was actually relieved to see that the other neighbors…

Rules for Keeping Kids Clothes

Dear K & K: I keep important kids clothes like my kids’ home from the hospital outfits and first holiday outfits, but in general, should you keep your kids other clothes once they’ve outgrown them? Signed: Classic in Cleveland Dear Classic…

More Confessions of a Messy Organizer

I Broke a Bowl: And I Kept It I know. It’s shameful. I blithely say in our book, Organize Your Way, that people of my personality persuasion — Organics and Smarts — should just throw out anything we break, because…

Goodbye, Thanksgiving!

Dear K&K: My brother’s wife just announced that they were not going to come to our parents for Thanksgiving anymore but instead travel with their kids. They invited everyone to join them. My mom handled it so politely and said…

Chore Charts Are for Dummies

Okay they’re not really. They’re probably just for Classics and Funs as chore charts are detailed activity that requires maintenance and follow through, and as an Organic Freedom with a Smart Freedom husband, we have never been able to get…

Holiday HE (Double Hockey Stick) with Family

Dear K&K: Almost every year, my siblings and I descend upon my parents house for Thanksgiving and with each passing year, I’m starting to dread the experience more and more. My siblings and their spouses act like they’re children, barely…