What Really Matters

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Just Stop! We’re breaking bad tech habits (which we all have) in this age of 24/7 connectivity. This is your guide to the proper use of social media, cell phones, e-mail, messaging and more!
Do your kids’ birthdays sometimes get TOO BIG? Do they stress you, cost you, and leave you exhausted? If you answered yes, even once, we’re here to help you put the happy back in birthday with parenting expert Betsy Brown Braun.
For many of us, we start and end our day in the bathroom, beautifying ourselves of course. So let’s make it a better space - organized, clean, and uncluttered - with Monica Ricci of Catalyst Organizing.
Saving money is tough! But - being a better saver can boost your physical wellness, along with your financial well being. The Money Coach makes it really easy with her 5 smart money moves!
Rather than clutter their world with more stuff, sometimes the wisest course for parents is to learn how to get out of their child’s way. Erika Christakis, author of The Importance of Being Little, talks with us about what young children really
When you text, are you using your manners and building meaningful relationships? Or are you unknowingly sending the wrong message about your personal self and communication skills? Let’s find out how to text (or message) properly with some Neti
Room by room, Monica has helped us create simple, joyful & powerful lives. Today she shares The Top 3 Organizing Questions she’s asked most so we can all learn from them!
Learning from your mistakes is actually one of the best ways to make positive changes with your finances. Let’s educate ourselves with these 4 common financial flubs and practice good money habits with The Money Coach.
You can have the best of both worlds - family time and homemade meals on the table - with the help of YOUR FREEZER! Learn how to batch cook with Jessica Fisher, Life as Mom, in as little as an hour a week and stock up your freezer with healthy
The to-do list can make us feel great and accomplished, or it can make us feel disappointed and overwhelmed. Christine Carter, productivity coach, walks us through the steps of turning our long to-do lists into HIGH PERFORMING & EFFECTIVE PRIOR
Precision. Mix vs scratch. Baking time. Frosting vs icing. Moisture. YIKES - it’s enough to turn you to store-bought. But don’t do that! Instead join The Cake Mix Doctor for tips on baking better cakes.
Laundry today or naked tomorrow? We have dirty tips from Melissa Maker, founder of Clean My Space, on optimizing this dreaded task and it involves busy schedules, low maintenance routines, and stain-fighting tools!
The memories of too-much-to-do holidays are haunting you. Wonder how you can do it differently this year and experience the joy that the merriest time of the year is meant for? Let’s plan a less-stressful holiday with Renee Trudeau, life bala
Let health sneak up on you (and your family!) with Missy Chase Lapine, the one and only Sneaky Chef. We discuss quick and easy ways to slip healthy veggie and fruit blends into our everyday meals.
Busy times call for convenience foods. But what do we choose? And what do we avoid? The Nutrition Diva shares secrets for healthier foods on the go!
Time Management refers to the ability to use one's time productively. And since we ALL just want to get MORE accomplished, Mridu Parikh is going to share some of her best secrets for being a good manager of time.
Monica Ricci helps people get organized! In this kick-off episode to our “Big O: Organization” series, Monica identifies 6 Core Principals of organizing no matter what your task is. We also discuss how being organized leads to a more productiv
Finding a reliable contractor and managing your next home project can feel overwhelming and stressful. Sandra from BBB®, your trusted resource, is here with the do’s, don’t and other tips for getting the job done efficiently and properly.
Delve into more hot-button issues, from safety versus risk to being full-time entertainment centers, with renegade parent Heather Shumaker. In this case breaking all the rules leads to fewer pressures, respectful parenting, and raising confiden
We are SMOKIN’ HOT with the Neelys, the Food Network’s most loved cooking couple. The hilarious hosts of Down Home with the Neelys spice up our grilling and BBQ with their famous ideas for making “meat and more” simple and OH, SO tasty!
How do we begin to make peace with our bodies? What is the dangerous language of fat? How does having a positive body image effect all other aspects of our lives? How can we break the cycle of body loathing? Find out the answers to these an
You don't have to be at home to get organized! Traveling, doctor appointments, soccer practice... are all ideal chunks of time to scratch things off your to-do list. Monica Ricci helps us stay productive and focused at times when we are require
For those not lucky enough to be in possession of plane tickets, it's time to get creative. Our guest says that with a little planning we can have a great vacation without ever leaving our hometown.  Listen in as we chat with Lisa Oppenheimer,
College costs! A heap of debt! Test scores! Whoa, is your head spinning? Now, think about this: scholarships, positive net worth, graduating on a fast track, free money! Those things are reality, and here to explain is the MoneySmart Family
We all set goals to improve our lives, maybe help others, even to manage our money better and be more organized.  So how do we make our goals a priority and then make them happen? Monica Ricci is here to give us some pointers for successful ye
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