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12 Most Irritating Words and Phrases – as seen on 12most.com

                Every decade has its words that became worn out from overuse. In the sixties, it has to have been “groovy.” The 70’s introduced the tired term “bummer.” In the 80’s it “bitchin’ ” turned everyone into a surfer dude. In the 90’s I’d venture to say that…

12most Enjoyable Blogs by Women

Since starting my blog, Empty House, Full Mind, in August of 2011, I have read hundreds of other blogs by women — and there are some terrific ones out there. My preference for personal blogs is well-written, not too long posts with a unique author’s voice that says “this is me.” For a how-to or…

12 Most Useful Things I Learned at Summer Camp

Where I grew up, in the suburbs of New York City, it was commonplace for children to spend eight weeks each summer at overnight camp. From as early as the age of 6 through 16 or so, many of my contemporaries were ensconced in camps across New England, each perched on a lake. Some may…

Why I Could Never Have Homeschooled my Children – a Response

This week on one of my favorite websites, 12most.com (full disclosure: I am a contributor), there was a fascinating and eye-opening post and follow-up conversation about homeschooling. I voiced my opinion – as I have been known to do – that I believe that public school, when maneuvered correctly and with parental involvement, can offer an…

Time Saving Tips for Getting Organized in 2013

  Having worked as a professional organizer, I can say with some certainty that everyone has a place in their lives that needs a little organizational tweaking. From closets to checkbooks, kitchens to cars, all of us have something (or maybe a few things) that are disorganized enough that we have written them off for…

The 12 Most Compelling Books of 2011 – as featured on 12most.com

If you like to read as much as I do, then you’re always looking for books that will capture your attention and keep you interested from beginning to end. As I’ve grown older – and less patient – I find myself giving up on books far more quickly than I used to. And, oddly, I…

12 Things to Love About Being an Empty Nester

Eventually, all parents become empty nesters, whether it’s when the kids leave for college, work, marriage, or other pursuits. Suddenly, your home is no longer the place where your children live. Though it takes some adjusting, patience and creativity, being an empty-nester can be an exciting and rejuvenating time in a person’s life. 1. Your…