Tackle It Tuesday Update – Are You Getting Ready?

by Janice

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Click Here to see the Most Recent Tackle It Tuesday participants.

This is raw, blogging vulnerability.

Some publish intimate details about their personal lives on the internet – but I am going to do something far more terrifying to me. I am going to photograph and publish the very corners, closets and piles of clutter and chaos in my house that I am most ashamed of – the very places I work so hard for no one to ever see.

Why? – Because I need some blogging incentive to get back in control of my house. And because I want to celebrate together the little steps of victory as other Tackle It Tuesday participants and I tackle each project, one by one.

Since I started blogging this spring, I have let things get of control and now it is time to get some order back in my life. I am going to tackle these many projects that are sucking the joy from my life. (They really are. I am not an organized person by nature, but when things are cluttered and crazy, I start to lose my mind too.)

A warning: for those of you compulsively tidy and organized people the images that I will share over the next weeks may be disturbing. I apologize. Hopefully it helps ease your pain to know that I am trying my best to tackle it.

So – are you joining us? Everyone is welcome! I need all the support and fellow tacklers as possible to help me through these difficult times.

Let’s have some fun and celebrate our accomplishments together as we Tackle It Tuesday.

To Join Tackle It Tuesday

Please add the following banner to your tackle it post and/or link back to http://www.5minutesformom.com so that folks can find other participants.

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

To use the banner, simply copy and paste the code below into your post.

Ok Ladies – have fun! And see you Tuesday!

P.S. — Remember your projects can be big or small. We are all so busy I know (especially on long weekends.) That is why we left certain tasks undone in the first place. So if you only have fifteen minutes to tackle something – No Worries! For example, you could find a drawer or a shelf in your house that needs some attention and then celebrate the order that you have restored in that little part of your world. Many weeks my projects will be just small steps in the greater goal of gaining control of my house.

Also, tackles are not limited to housework. Any task you need to accomplish can qualify for Tackle It Tuesday.


Remember, to participate in Tackle it Tuesday simply add to your post the banner above and/or a link back to “5 Minutes for Mom”. Then add your url to the “Mr. Linky” at the bottom of the current “Tackle It Tuesday” post here at “5 Minutes for Mom” and leave a comment.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Sandra May 27, 2006 at 5:14 pm

Janice, I’ve saved the logo already and will definitely participate in this one :)

I have SO many projects I want to get done in the house, the first one is actually tomorrow, my son just turned three and we’ve finally convinced him to sleep in his own room, so we’re setting it up for him tomorrow, adapting from little baby to big boy. Can’t wait to start and can’t wait to take pics. :)

Thanks for such a great idea :)


2 Eva May 27, 2006 at 6:31 pm

This is cool…I’ll join in soon!


3 Mom2fur May 28, 2006 at 5:37 am

BE NOT AFRAID, Oh Great Leader of Tackle It Tuesday!!!
The piles of clutter & chaos that pervade the nooks & crannies of thy home shall be a great inspiration to us all!

Mom2Fur…who has an eye on her crammed and messy freezer.


4 Undercover Angel May 28, 2006 at 11:55 am

I have a lot of things things that I need to tackle at my house…. I feel like I’ll never catch up with it all…


5 Jennifer May 28, 2006 at 2:30 pm

I am soo excited to join in…

Who are some of the other members so that I can include them in my post?


6 Addie May 28, 2006 at 9:03 pm

Janice, I so love this idea! I’m just having trouble which project I’ll chose.

And I love the graphic! :)


7 eph2810 May 29, 2006 at 9:53 am

Well – I’ll be joining your – I have taking the before picture and now am working on the after picture (I hope I don’t break the rules to tackle today on my day off). ‘See’ you tomorrow :smile:.


8 Janice May 29, 2006 at 10:07 am

So great ladies!

Yes I started tackling my project last night. The “tackling” doesn’t have to happen on Tuesday – we can just show off our results on Tuesday. Well – I better get back to work – I will show it off tomorrow morning!!


9 Courtney May 29, 2006 at 10:12 am

I have been wanting to do this for so long to get certain things done but afraid to post pictures fear of someone having a heart attack! LoL…..but if you’ll do it I’ll to it to! Yayyy!!! Can’t wait!


10 Jennifer May 29, 2006 at 7:30 pm

OH I am soo excited Janice! You got me tackling soo much! I find that once I clean one area, the things needed to put away need to go into an area I need to clean as well!!! Today, getting ready for tomorrow, I cleaned out my closet, my son’s closet, cleaned off my fabric shelves, and I have a pile of at least 4 bags that I have posted on free cycle, and threw out 3 bags of trash too! :O I am amazed and excited! LOL Can we share more than one area? You sparked my cleaning, I feel like I am nesting again! ACK…thank God I cant be preggo! :D


11 Janice May 29, 2006 at 8:35 pm

That is great Jenn! Share whatever you wish – or save some for next week.


12 eph2810 May 29, 2006 at 10:16 pm

Mine is up :wink: – but I guess I already ‘pinged’ you anyway :lol:.


13 Dana May 30, 2006 at 1:50 pm

i am DEFINITELY joining in! i have downloaded the graphic and will be checking back here each week!


14 Brandi May 30, 2006 at 8:22 pm

I’m SO ready to start this!!!!! It will be a great incentive to check out everyone’s accomplishments and help me figure out where to begin!!!! Thanks Janice for the blog!


15 Candyce June 6, 2006 at 9:51 am

I love your site!!! As a newbie blogger and Mom your site is refreshing. I have a few “tackle it tuesday” projects that are begging for completion…thanks for the encouraging words.

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We will always leave you with a word of encouragement, challenge and inspiration.

Thanks for this refreshing moment –




16 Jenn June 20, 2006 at 8:34 pm

I keep meaning to do it, but then Tuesday comes and well, I just don’t feel like DOING anything ;-)


17 Denise July 18, 2006 at 9:41 am

My first week & hopefully not my last! Thanks for the inspiration!!


18 Virginia July 25, 2006 at 10:05 am

I started doing this last week and I loved it. I was so proud!


19 Christina July 25, 2006 at 9:07 pm

What a great idea! I’m willing to bet there are more women like us – the not so perfect and willing to admit it types – than the ones who are super organized. My problem is that there are not enough hours in the day to tackle all the things i would like to do. I work full time and I’m a mom of a 11 yr old and a 2 yr. old. That should say it all. However I hate to make excuses and I definitely need all the help i can get. i’m going to join the Tackle it Tuesday starting next week and I’ll let you know what I decided to tackle first. Ciao


20 Liz July 31, 2006 at 9:48 pm

This is the first time I have participated. I like the idea of choosing a single task each week to accomplish.


21 turtle-hope August 1, 2006 at 8:56 pm

I jumped in for the first time today. I’ve been wanting to tackle the “Art” cabinet for a while, but it was such a mess. This really got me going. Thanks! You won’t believe the transformation.



22 Tempestteapot August 2, 2006 at 6:20 am

Is there a blog-roll that we can add to our site?


23 Liz August 8, 2006 at 4:03 am

Mine is up. My second week to participate.


24 Tizzie August 29, 2006 at 6:49 am

might be a little late in the game……..but I’m in, cos there are far too many corners in my house that are ‘my dirty lil secret’!!!!!!!!


25 PaxilPrincess August 29, 2006 at 8:09 am

I decided to join today! What a great idea.
Thanks a lot


26 Natasha August 30, 2006 at 9:14 am

Is this possible.. What a great idea.. I am going to do this.. once I get a new digital camera.. I need all the motivation I can get!


27 tanyetta October 7, 2006 at 3:23 pm

You’ve inspired me. Anyone have any cliff notes on how I can post my before and after photos?

I tackled the pantry. I am totally embarrassed to say I found 10 sippy cups. Kick me now.


28 Tammy October 14, 2006 at 1:34 pm

I have seen this on so many blogs and I’ve been sucked in! There is so much that needs tackling around my house and there just isn’t enough time to do it.. so tackling one big thing a week sounds like a great plan! Count me in from now on!


29 Tammy October 16, 2006 at 3:41 pm

I started a blog seperate from my family blog for my blogrolls and such so you can check it out tomorrow! I have my tackle it Tuesday all set! :) This is so fun!


30 Tammy October 17, 2006 at 8:05 am

Ok everyone! Mine is up!! :)


31 ChupieandJsmama October 24, 2006 at 8:03 pm

This is my first time participating in this. I saw this today on Stray Thoughts and it got me in gear to tackle a project. Thanks for giving me a push!


32 John Atkins October 30, 2006 at 4:14 am

Whether tragic events touch your family personally or are brought into your home via newspapers and television, you can help children cope with the anxiety that violence, death, and disasters can cause.

Listening and talking to children about their concerns can reassure them that they will be safe. Start by encouraging them to discuss how they have been affected by what is happening around them. Even young children may have specific questions about tragedies. Children react to stress at their own developmental level.

The Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign offers these pointers for parents and other caregivers:

* Encourage children to ask questions. Listen to what they say. Provide comfort and assurance that address their specific fears. It’s okay to admit you can’t answer all of their questions.
* Talk on their level. Communicate with your children in a way they can understand. Don’t get too technical or complicated.
* Find out what frightens them. Encourage your children to talk about fears they may have. They may worry that someone will harm them at school or that someone will try to hurt you.
* Focus on the positive. Reinforce the fact that most people are kind and caring. Remind your child of the heroic actions taken by ordinary people to help victims of tragedy.
* Pay attention. Your children’s play and drawings may give you a glimpse into their questions or concerns. Ask them to tell you what is going on in the game or the picture. It’s an opportunity to clarify any misconceptions, answer questions, and give reassurance.
* Develop a plan. Establish a family emergency plan for the future, such as a meeting place where everyone should gather if something unexpected happens in your family or neighborhood. It can help you and your children feel safer.

If you are concerned about your child’s reaction to stress or trauma, call your physician or a community mental health center.


33 Gattina November 1, 2006 at 10:16 am

I don’t know how I arrived on this page, while going through Wordless Wednesday, but I very much like the idea and got already the banner code. I will also get the blogroll from Mrs Lifecruiser.


34 Hope November 1, 2006 at 2:10 pm
35 Hope November 1, 2006 at 2:32 pm

I am new to this whole thing but I love the idea! I am in!


36 Q&Q November 1, 2006 at 4:34 pm

I’m late but this is a good idea. I’m in!


37 Kelley November 14, 2006 at 10:39 am

Wow I needed this because I need to get my home spic and span before Thanksgiving!


38 mistihollrah December 17, 2006 at 10:30 pm

I am so excited about going “Tackle It Tuesday” ring…I have the perfect spot to Tackle on Tuesday!


39 Kilikina January 2, 2007 at 5:22 pm

At some time I would love to but I am SO behind…I”ll let you know when I pick it up again…


40 Bright January 4, 2007 at 4:34 pm



41 mom23guys1girl February 1, 2007 at 1:09 pm

I am excited to participate in Tackle It Tuesday. You should not be afraid to post pictures of what you have hidden…even the most neurotic cleaners have spots they want to hide from the world. I, on the other hand, am a horrible housekeeper and hope that Tackle It Tuesday will be an inspiration. I have my eye on a big white desk that needs organizing. Thanks and good luck to all.


42 The Pear Lady March 12, 2007 at 9:59 pm

Love that idea and the graphic! Good luck, you project tacklers. ;)


43 Twisted Cinderella March 27, 2007 at 11:29 am

What a fun idea! I joined this week too!


44 Goin' Crazy in GA April 10, 2007 at 6:30 pm

I’m not really sure if I am doing this right or not, it’s my first time. I don’t have any pictures but I have been doing some unexpected cleaning-out today. I realized this morning that one of my diamonds was missing from my anniversary ring! I’ve been going nuts all day, scared my 10 month old will pick it up and eat it, or my two year old will get a thrill of seeing it spin around the toilet, as she does a lot of things! Singing….. “round and around and around you go….round and around and around you go……where are you, I’ll never knowww” Anyways, thought this may make someone else feel better about their day. Wish me luck! If I ever get these two down for bed, I will tear this house apart and maybe, if I have any bit of luck at all, I’ll find my diamond!!


45 tanyetta May 8, 2007 at 12:37 am

this is my first time. omg i am a clutter queen. why in the world did i lose count after the 5th sponge under my sink?—please pray for me. thank you :)


46 Jean May 31, 2007 at 10:26 pm

Excellent idea! I so need this right now. Thanks for the inspiration.


47 One Hot Mama June 27, 2007 at 11:18 am

Is the logo code link working? I can’t get it to paste into my post.


48 Robin Sampson June 29, 2007 at 1:28 pm

ome over and see the new Sunday meme (super simple)


49 Soaic July 5, 2007 at 9:10 am
50 Julie July 10, 2007 at 3:19 pm

I am Tackling something this Tuesday for the first time! I went to my mom’s house and helped her clean. It was a quick once over, but it always feels great to relax in a clean house! Great motivation.


51 Susanna July 21, 2007 at 1:19 pm

I will be trying this on Tuesday! Great idea!:)


52 kelli July 29, 2007 at 10:30 am

Ok, I’ll try to figure this out.


53 Mavis (MAMA in Love) July 31, 2007 at 10:00 am
54 Jen August 8, 2007 at 9:53 am

I need this accountability! We are re-roofing our house, adding gutters, storm doors, and re-doing every room in our 13 room, 100 year old house! Can’t wait to see what others are doing!


55 Jamie Anderson September 25, 2007 at 10:17 am

Trying to start my first organization project – getting my personal blog up and rolling. :)

Seriously, I’m in the midst of a Tackle it Tuesday experiment. Does anyone else have a pantry that has taken on a life of it’s own? Perhaps something falls on your head everytime you remove a can of soup? Or maybe your husband is spatially-challenged like mine? If there is a container for his belongings – all of his belongings will be outside of it; resting nicely on the counter or the floor. Screaming at me. :)

My experiment? I spent a small fortune at Target buying bins for virtually every closet or cabinet in my house in an effort to keep all those half used containers of God-only-knows-what in some logical order. I’ll keep you posted if this actually works without complete anarchy in my household.


56 Jennyb October 1, 2007 at 10:33 pm

I could write a book on all that I need to tackle! I’m starting on my living room per/my husbands request. It is the first room people see…so it makes sense. Plus, it is the most disorganized! I’d like my home to be relaxing. Motivation enough!


57 Jennyb October 1, 2007 at 10:37 pm
58 jennifer October 2, 2007 at 6:48 am

This is my first tackle.


59 Andrea P. October 23, 2007 at 5:12 pm

I tackled my front yard. Thank you for the motivation! It’s a good feeling getting so much done!


60 Danielle November 13, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Time to tackle the house! :) Thanks for the code!
~Danielle :)


61 Diana November 20, 2007 at 2:26 am

I’m tackling it this Tuesday!


62 Kitty November 27, 2007 at 10:02 am

Just joining for the first time, love the idea. Today the “tackle” in question is to put out the Christmas decorations and pick up the fall ones. Big job……………thanks for the push………Kitty


63 Lifecruiser January 8, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Hi, I’m just her to tell you that I’m deleting the Tackle It Tuesday Blogroll now, so you can take away the info about it.

I’ve gone through the whole blogroll now and there were not many left in it when I was done taking away all the inactive links or blogs without displaying the blogroll. Less and less choose to use it too, so no use to have it.

I’ve been around to the ones that still had it and told them about it and that “The Tackle It Tuesday Meme is carrying on as usual over at 5 Minutes for Mom, just not with a blogroll”.

Thanks for all the good Tackles, they were so good that I don’t have anything left to tackle :-)


64 Karla January 29, 2008 at 11:47 am

I just came across this site and this idea of Tackle it Tuesday! I am so excited to join this Tuesday ritual to tackle project and become a better person. Thanks


65 Laura February 3, 2008 at 4:19 pm

I’d love to join! :P See you Tuesday!


66 Terri H February 26, 2008 at 12:11 am

I’ve started it, I plan on finishing it this time. Photos coming Tuesday morning.


67 Sandra Hamlett March 4, 2008 at 7:38 am

The Serendipitous Life has joined Tackle it Tuesday with my first post about finally turning our mudroom/entry into a welcoming place.


68 Ivan Girl March 11, 2008 at 1:47 am

i’m participating and this is my 1st post for Tackle It Tuesday. :)

Come and visit. :)


69 Tanya March 25, 2008 at 9:07 am

I’m in! Basically my one task is my whole house today ack!


70 Gina March 25, 2008 at 10:59 pm

I will definitely join. I think this is fun!


71 Holly Owensby April 15, 2008 at 7:44 am

Joining now. Thanks!
Holly Owensby


72 Connie April 15, 2008 at 6:54 pm

This is my first tackle project. I decided to tackle all those papers that I keep putting in plastic containers to keep them off the counter. It will probably take the whole week to deal with it!! Wish me luck!


73 Mommy April 15, 2008 at 9:38 pm

I like the cool new logo.

I finished last week’s tackle (the huge, ugly, laundry pile) as well as this week’s…my first digital scrapbook page! :) Yah…this week’s was way more fun.


74 Rainbow Rivers April 22, 2008 at 9:15 am

Thankyou for all the wonderful inspiration from your site, I love it! This is the first time I have participated in tackle it tuesday and I am looking forward to it!


75 Tracy April 22, 2008 at 9:18 am

I was wondering if we could have a smaller version of the banner? The large one wouldn’t fit down the side of my blog, and I would love to have one up.


76 Dawn April 22, 2008 at 11:08 am

Doing this for the first time… god only knows if I’ll finish it LOL


77 Rainbow Rivers April 22, 2008 at 1:56 pm

woo hoo I completed my tackle it tuesday! The after pics are up. Thanks this was really fun participating in this!


78 Susan Owens May 4, 2008 at 8:20 pm

I can’t believe I have stumbled across this site…I spent the day last week making photgraphs of my “unfinished and neglected” business. Thank you…I’ll be joining your tackle it Tuesday this week !!! Also, I had no idea about the “auto fill” button..thanks Susan


79 Organizing Mommy May 13, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Homeschooling year complete!


80 RitterB's May 27, 2008 at 5:59 pm

What a rush to finish a project in less then one hour! I am already planning for next week! Good times my friends!


81 earthlingorgeous June 3, 2008 at 4:32 am

This is a great idea an incentive for blogging and doing house chores! I am joining the bandwagon! I have posted my first Tackle it Tuesday on my blog.


82 KJ June 4, 2008 at 2:58 pm

I had such a big project that it took me until Wednesday. Crazy, thanks for the inspiration though!


83 Jendi Lather June 5, 2008 at 8:48 am

i could really use one. my daughter could even help.


84 Foodie Pantry June 24, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Want to talk about tackling a project? Clean my bathroom. It makes th ecat box look devastatingly clean. The worst part is cleaning out all that toxic stuff from under the toilet without gagging! Ew! Ew!Ew! The tub and sink are easy thanks to my best friend Bon Ami. Use this on eveything and wipe with those Mr Clean magic sponges. They’ve helped me get through a lot of after shower messes.
Does anyone else have a messy bathroom problem?. Apart from plastic wrapping the whole room how do you deal with it? I have to clean mine every two days. This is a major tackle.


85 mommy elvz July 11, 2008 at 2:35 am

I’m here to participate Tackle it Tuesday meme. I do have lots of projects that i really like to accomplish but have hard time managing my time. I’m a working mom and trying to balance everything in and out of our home.


86 Reneca July 23, 2008 at 9:41 am

I just put my first tackle it tuesday up on my blog last night. Now that I have more time on my hands, I’ll be able to participate weekly! Its such a great idea.


87 ParentingPink.com July 29, 2008 at 7:09 pm

I just discovered Tackle It Tuesday & LOVE IT! I will be participating as often as I can! Thanks 5MinutesforMOM


88 Tammie Wewers August 20, 2008 at 6:24 am

I want to do this, but it may have to wait a week or two. My family and I just moved to Germany and I am awaiting my household goods to arrive…yes, then I will have lots to tackle!


89 Maddy August 26, 2008 at 1:48 am

Good grief. I thought I’d been so prompt and yet I am way behind the field.


90 earthlingorgeous September 1, 2008 at 1:51 am

Hi! I know it’s barely Tuesday but I tackled about petulance/ irritability in my blog today that some might find it useful as I also have a link there for a personal Hormonal Health Profile which I think is very useful. I hope everyone visits. Cheers!


91 Maddy September 2, 2008 at 1:26 am

No project is too small even if it’s only to write the ‘to do’ list just so that you can tick off the first item that you’ve already completed.

Or maybe that’s just me?



92 Ruth A. Stiles September 22, 2008 at 4:22 pm

I am joining…I will control my house…I will get rid of the clutter! YAY for me! and for all other Tacklers!


93 Bridget October 7, 2008 at 7:03 pm

maybe this will help me get my real end in gear;)


94 Carmen October 9, 2008 at 4:49 am

I am ready for this to start at my house. Thanks for this cool idea….and the neat banner.


95 Bonny S. October 19, 2008 at 1:09 am

I tackled the cabinet under my bathroom sink with the CLR. It turned out great. I should have done it sooner. Thank the CLR company for the great sample! I love cleaners that work great and this one definitely did. Getting samples to try sure help in learning what great products are out there and I love to spread the word on something that works!


96 Angie November 18, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Ooohhh! I’m in!!! I definitely want to make this a weekly habit. I’ll post my update by the end of the day with the linkback and logo. Look out closet here I come!


97 One in a Million Mom November 18, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Do you have a smaller Tackle it Tuesday button option?

I would like to start posting a project next week and have the current button posted on my blog but part of it is cut off.

Thank you!


98 Michelle, the GF/CF SoccerMom December 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm

I just ran across your site and I love this idea…hmmm there’s SO MUCH to tackle, where does one start???


99 Sally January 13, 2009 at 9:48 am
100 Sally January 13, 2009 at 9:50 am

I’m tackling!


101 Lana January 20, 2009 at 11:16 am

Lots of projects for this “not-so-snowy” day!


102 Michelle, the GF/CF SoccerMom February 17, 2009 at 10:52 am

Tackled the boys closet today :)


103 Corn March 9, 2009 at 11:08 pm

I live in a pretty small home for the five of us and there is NEVER a shortage of laundry. So today, I am going to tackle and finish ALL my laundry and fix up all the closets. I might need more days……


104 mammalog.com April 18, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Tackling Grandma’s TV cabinet. My kids took it over. I gave it back!


105 mammalog.com April 21, 2009 at 9:45 am

This week… the dreaded tupperware cabinet!


106 Holly - The Work at Home Woman May 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm

What a neat idea, no pun intended! I wish I could participate in Tackle It Tuesdays, but I am OCD about cleaning so I don’t have any projects to tackle. I did my spring cleaning in the winter – best of luck to all of you!


107 Paula May 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

For my first Tackle it Tuesday, I’ve cleared some clutter from my files.


108 Kimberly May 27, 2009 at 12:23 am

I have been doing the before and after pictures for several weeks. It helps to remind me what I want that area of my house to look like, and so I do not allow it to go back to how it was. Life gets busy sometimes..and I think I will pick up XYZ later, or clean something later. If I just ‘do it now’ then it is done and I do not have to think about it.


109 Sarah July 29, 2009 at 2:11 am

I have joined in and added my link to the list!


110 Nicole September 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I just started T it T!


111 Rhiana September 22, 2009 at 10:18 am

Loving this … it motivates me to get going for the week.


112 Mary Lutz September 29, 2009 at 11:34 am

I just joined your Tackle it Tuesday meme! I am tackling my weight and this meme is a good way to keep me motivated each week with diet and exercise.


113 itmom November 23, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Disinfecting Bath Toys


114 Jennifer January 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I really need to get my house unpacked


115 Jenn Wells January 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Thankful to have accomplished some stuff


116 Beckie March 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Thanks for making it fun to tackle the ugly jobs!! I am off to the girls’ room now. If I don’t check in within the hour, please send help!!!!


117 Rachel March 23, 2010 at 11:15 am

I tackle the morning madness by NOT using the stove for breakfast. My daughter and I find it more convenient and time saving to trade in the “eggs n bacon” for cereal and fruit. We either do cold cereal with some fruit or “minute” oatmeal with chopped berries or yogurt and fruit. We leave the hot breakfasts for the weekends. Plus the weekend breakfasts at home are so much more special. Time saving in the morning is key for our family.



118 Kim Jones February 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

This is so fantastic! Because of you I am tackling a project I’ve put off for a year. Look for me each week! I’m already planning next week’s IT!
Thank you!!!


119 Darci from STEMmom March 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Thanks so much for the motivation to get something done. I participated in Tackle It Tuesday to organize my homeschooling materials. Thanks so much!


Darci the STEM mom


120 Fields Zoo April 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

I want to say thank you so much for two reasons!

One, because I REALLY need to tackle the ick in my house but it’s all so overwhelming. This is a great incentive.

Two, because you made it so simple to join this meme! I have only been blogging about a month and I have tried to join several memes only to be frustrated and give up because I don’t yet understand the whole “pingback” and “linky” thing. So thank you, thank you, thank you for your step-by-step explanation!!!


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