Organizing Your Life with School Age Children and Teaching Them to Organize Theirs

Geneva Public Library District ,227 S Seventh St, Geneva, Illinois

This presentation is a perfect mix of some basic Organizational tips for people to apply at home and important information to share with kids so that they can more easily organize the information received at school. We look at what it means for a child to be responsible. Then we explore specific organizational tools that can be applied at home by the adults and serve as a powerful example to the kids. Next, discussion turns to practical examples of what the kids can do to learn to be responsible and organized. Finally, we look at how to maintain the new habits or organization.

Free

Decluttering Our Hearts and Homes – How to keep the things that mean a lot without the clutter!

Kindred Life Lindenhurst/Gurnee

“I can’t get rid of that!” ….. This statement can be heard in every home, in every business, in every place…. No one is immune from the pull that “things” have on us. Everyone faces the task of decluttering at some point. In this presentation we look at specific steps to effectively declutter the spaces in which we live and work. We also examine the Why and How behind our emotional connection to things. We conclude with what we can do to embrace emotional and mental connections, without letting them clutter our hearts.

Private Group

Raising Responsible Children

Trinity Church

In this presentation, I look at what Responsibility really entails in the context of our families and in our world in general. I provide practical tips on how to begin teaching the lessons of responsibility in age-appropriate ways at a very young age, how to increase and improve the lessons as the children grow and mature, and how to seamlessly weave the responsibilities at home into those expected at school, etc. We also learn about the numerous benefits of teaching responsibility and how to maintain and stay consistent in the practices we begin with our children.

Private Group

Organizing 101: Hitting the Clutter Hotspots with God’s Help

Immanuel Lutheran Church Wisconsin Rapids, WI

This presentation takes a look at what God has taught us about organizing (I’m serious!) We also examine some ways that God made us each different and how that affects how we organize. Next, we pinpoint our “hotspots”. Then we move on to what a Control Center is and how to set one up in our home. After that, we address some other common trouble spots in the home and close with practical tips for how to maintain the organization and keep the systems of organization in place.

Private Group

Decluttering Our Hearts and Homes

New Lenox Library 120 Veterans Pkwy, New Lenox, IL

"I can’t get rid of that!” ….. This statement can be heard in every home, in every business, in every place…. No one is immune from the pull that “things” have on us. Everyone faces the task of decluttering at some point. In this presentation, we look at specific steps to effectively declutter the spaces in which we live and work. We also examine the Why and How behind our emotional connection to things. We conclude with what we can do to embrace emotional and mental connections, without letting them clutter our hearts.

Free

What’s Your Tea Bag Made Of? Handling the Big and Little Stresses of Life

Gail Borden Public Library 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL

Life is full of adventures; some easy, some difficult. To paraphrase Eleanor Roosevelt; “People are like tea bags – you don’t know what they are really made of until you put them in hot water.” What is your tea bag made of? We will look at our strengths and weaknesses and what makes us who we are. Then we will learn some practical strategies (using our strengths and weaknesses) for handling the big and little stresses of life. Finally, we will examine the role of community and how we can help each other; while growing and strengthening our own character in the process.

Free

Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

MOPS Christ Church 501 Oak Brook RoadOak Brook,

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note - feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Private Group

Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

Wheaton Public Library Virtual

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note - feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Free

Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

Town and Country Public Library 320 E. North StreetElburn,

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note - feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Free

Cut the Chaos, Reduce the Stress: The IMPACT of Good Time and Task Management

Indian Trails Public Library 355 Schoenbeck Rd.Wheeling,

How do I get anything done when I am so busy? We answer this question by talking about boundaries and providing simple practical tips for how to manage our time. Next, we look at the variety of tasks that we face and how to concretely and simply manage them day to day. Organization definitely comes into play with Time and Task Management and we help get you on the road to better organizational habits and end with a look at how to maintain those habits over time.

Free

Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

Prospect Heights Public Library 12 N. Elm Street, Prospect Heights, IL

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note - feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Free

Communication: Practical Tips and Powerful Lessons Anyone Can Use

Our Savior Evangelical Free Church 300 Schoenbeck Rd.Wheeling,

“I’m saying the same things over and over!” “I don’t know how to talk to him (or her)!” “I just want to be heard!” Sound familiar? We all feel misunderstood at times and sometimes we feel like we are talking to a wall. This presentation looks at how to get people to do what you ask them to do, how to listen better to others, and how to speak each other’s language.

Free, Private Group