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April 2012

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NJ Kids Organization Tips: Organizing a Disorganized Family

In my line of work I meet so many wonderful people.  Whether through working, speaking, teaching, or casual contact in my daily life; almost all of them have a burning question to ask me about getting organized.  Two questions turn up far more often than any others.  One being whether or not I have ever worked with a real hoarder (the answer is yes) and the second being how to get your family on board when trying to get bett.... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips: Are You a Gatekeeper?

I recently read a fascinating article in Real Simple magazine regarding Women & Time.  Probably the most fascinating aspect is a phenomenon called Gatekeeping.  In short, Gatekeeping is when we have avenues in which we could delegate tasks but choose not to do so as then we would relinquish control.  Control is a big word and one few take lightly.  When it comes to our homes, we (speaking to women here) are the mas.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Three Stooges

SYNOPSIS: This big screen adaptation of the classic TV series finds Moe, Larry and Curly trying to save their childhood orphanage. In the process, they stumble into a murder plot and wind up on a reality TV show. In other words, just another day for the Three Stooges.   Official Site:    Violence/Gore: Plenty of pratfalls and slapstick violence, including poking, punching, ja.... read more

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Weight Gain

We hear plenty about weight loss, but what about those that need to gain some weight?  Believe it or not, sometimes weight gain can be as difficult!  In order to gain a pound of weight a week, you need to consume 500 calories more each day than your body burns.  IF you want to gain 2 pounds a week, then 1000 calories more a day.  There are some great websites and phone apps that you can use these days to help you track your ca.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Wrath of the Titans

Synopsis: This sequel to 2010’s Clash of the Titans finds Perseus (Sam Worthington) braving the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus (Liam Neeson), captured by his son Ares (Edgar Ramirez) and brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes), who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. Yeah, there’s a world of family hurt among these dysfunctional gods. Official Site: Sex/Nudity.... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips: Drowning in Laundry

Being a Professional Organizer, I am always trying to recognize events in my life that help me to identify with my clients.  My house isn’t perfect…and neither am I.  My most recent event occurred at the Laundromat – of all places.  Let me tell you my story.  I haven’t set foot in a Laundromat in more than a decade. When my dryer broke a few months back I thought we would use it as an opportunit.... read more

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NJ Kids Book Review: Dear Zoo

  Dear Zoo is a classic board book that infants and toddlers have loved for nearly thirty years. With sturdy flaps to lift open, this book is engaging, surprising, and a treat for all. The story starts with “I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet.  They sent me an… (lift the flap and see/say elephant). He was too big!  So I sent him back.” and goes through many zoo animals each with reasons of why they would not be a good pet. The st.... read more

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NJ Kids Book Review: Who Was Steve Jobs?

by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, Illustrated by John O’Brien The latest book from an incredible bibliographical series for 3rd to 6th graders, Who Was Steve Jobs?, gives insight into the greatest visionary of our time. Revealing fascinating personal facts about Steve Jobs and providing a historical perspective of his role in the creation of the home computer industry, this biography delivers it all.  The book goes into detail about his chall.... read more

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NJ Kids Book Review: Meet Me at the Moon

by Gianna Marino Meet Me at the Moon is newly published story about the unbreakable bond between mother and child. Beautifully illustrated, Marino depicts elephants, zebras, and giraffes at play in the African plains. Mama elephant has to go away for a while, but she reassures her little elephant of her love by giving advice of how to cope with her absence while she is gone.  After a long while, mother and child are reunited. This is a tend.... read more

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NJ Kids Book Review: Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors

by Lisa McCue Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors is a celebration of springtime.  The illustrations are simply gorgeous featuring bright and vivid colors. The amazing detail on each page will stimulate conversation between you and your child. McCue writes a wonderful story that children will wish to read again and again. Quiet Bunny discovers the colors of springtime and no longer wishes to be the winter colors of white and brown. Quiet Bunny thinks.... read more

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