Author: Emily Bendler

Emily Bendler is a mom, wife, full-time insurance adjuster, professional dancer, dance teacher, graduate student, and founder of I Hope You Dance, Inc., a non-profit supporting youth dance. Read how Emily used her dance ambitions to become a time management maven using the about me link in the main menu. Feel free to send Emily a message using the contact page which can be found in the main menu under About Me.
Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam Memorial Day Craft Project

In honor of Memorial Day coming up, Tyler and I created an Uncle Sam craft to celebrate.  This was lots of fun and involved more steps than some of our past crafts. At 4, Tyler definitely appreciated this. Plus, since this project involved painting, it gave us something to do while the paint dried. Check … Read More

A compilation of the best tips, tricks, and ideas to organize any kids bedroom or playroom.

Playroom Organization Ideas You Need to Know

Do you feel like you need to whip out the “Caution” tape cause the room in which your kids play is a disaster zone? Are you constantly stepping on Legos? Ouch! Or tripping over toys? Maybe you just want to cut down on the clutter. Playrooms are notorious for being the messiest rooms in the house, … Read More

Four techniques you can use when you have a full schedule to make you day less stressful and more enjoyable. Perfect for getting through busy weekends.

Does Your Schedule Run Your Life?

Do you ever feel like your schedule is running your life? The other weekend was kind of like that. On Saturday we had an inspection at my house at 9 am, T had dance class at 10, I had to go to the store to pick up something for my brother’s pot luck engagement party later … Read More

Minnie Mouse First Birthday

A Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party

Today is Hailey’s first birthday!! I can’t believe that my baby girl is already a year old.  It is so true that the days are long but the years are short. We are currently weaning baby girl from breastfeeding and while I am super relieved, I am also so sad that our special time is … Read More


Everything You Need to Manage Your Papers

In this day and age, there is no reason that we should ever have to sacrifice form for function.  With so many products available to us, finding a product that fits our needs and fits our decor is totally possible.  In regards to paper organization, gone are the days of the metal filing cabinet and … Read More


Small Habits to Keep Your Motivation

We all have those days. You know, the ones where you are running on coffee and fumes. Every sound your child makes sounds like nails on a chalk board. All you want to do is go back to sleep, but the list of things to do: contact the cable company, prepare a report, contact the … Read More

Mother's Day

A Messy Mom’s Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Are you a hot mess mama? Do you know someone who is? With Mother’s Day coming up, I put together a list of gifts perfect for hot mess mamas. They help with two major contributors for mamas feeling overwhelmed: disorganization and lack of inspiration.  Check out following list if you or someone you know could … Read More

homemaking bundle

Why You Need the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Did you ever think that balancing household management and mom life would be so hard? You had no idea you’d be so tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed, right? I’ve felt the same way time and time again. When I first became a wife and mom four years ago, I needed GPS to find my way around … Read More

exercising with baby

Exercising with Baby, No Carrier Necessary

I love exercising. It makes me feel strong and fit. It gives me energy for my day and clears my mind. I usually like to exercise in the morning before the kids get up, but that doesn’t always work out. When the baby wakes up early though, that doesn’t stop me. I put together this … Read More

mind map

How to Use a Mind Map for Your To Dos

Are you a visual thinker? Do you like using pictures to help you organize your thoughts? I love making to do lists, but list creation doesn’t always work for some people.  Often times visual people have a harder time creating successful to do lists.  A great tool to use when creating a to do list … Read More