Podcast Episode 118: What it Really Takes to Have an Organized Family Life

Podcast Episode 118: What it Really Takes to have an Organized Family Life

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 118 of The New Family Podcast where I talk to a professional organizer on what it really takes to have an organized family life.

At this time of year we’re thinking about resolutions and what we want the year ahead to look like. For many of us, getting organized is at the top—or close to the top—of the list. That’s why I’m so pleased to have my friend Clare Kumar on the show for a chat. Clare is a Toronto-based professional organizer and productivity consultant, as well as a mom of two. Too often we put a lot of pressure on us around organization, holding ourselves to some crazy high standard involving perfectly organized closets. That’s why I love Clare’s big picture, pragmatic approach to organization. Clare is here to chat about some realistic, sustainable ways to have a more organized, low-stress family life in 2017.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Clare.

Clare’s website, StreamLife

Clare’s blog

Clare Four-Step Organizing Plan

Clare blog post “Lessons in Letting Go: Learning from my Daughter

Clare’s blog post featuring the story of the green pants, “Learning to Let Go and a Bowie Superfan”

Our e-Book 11 Ways to Keep Your Family Weeknights from Spinning Out of Control
Related Episode: New Year’s Resolutions for Families

Clare’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“This is a really personal one. I have two children and when I had my daughter, who was second, somebody finally told me I could breastfeed my child lying down, and my jaw dropped. I had no idea that was possible and for me it was life changing. Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. That was a great one. It was so good I decided to put a Mother Knows Best compilation of all these pieces of advice and I put it in written form. Because, you’re right—we don’t always want to hear it, but you can just skim a piece of paper and just ditch it if you don’t like it.”

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About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by