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Organizing Homework: Tips to Working Smarter

by Kathy Jenkins

“Trying harder rarely helps. Working smarter does. To work smarter, your child needs strategies that are designed to work WITH the way she thinks… To help your children succeed, encourage them to become more aware, and accepting, of their challenges and strengths. Suggest that they put on their detective hats, to discover organization and time management strategies that […]

Getting Our Family Organized… A Year Ago

by Kathy Jenkins
A year ago on The Organizing Tutor blog.

Find Better Family Relationships by Using Organization Kathy Jenkins joins Paige Trevor for this article published on Washington Parent {dot} com. Parents tend to see most aspects of child rearing as a matter of getting our words right. In order to teach our kids how to do everything from dressing themselves to packing their backpacks […]

The Perfect Pen for Home, School or the Office

by Kathy Jenkins
Try the FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pens by Pilot and you will be hooked! We love this product - it is like using a pencil, but it’s a pen!!

Try the FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pens by Pilot and you will be hooked!  We love this product – it is like using a pencil, but it’s a pen!! BUY A SET TODAY! The FriXion writes smoothly just like a regular gel ink pen but allows you to erase like a pencil at any time. […]

Bring Your Ideas to Life with Boximize or Say “Goodbye” to Messy

by Kathy Jenkins
Do your notes and to-do lists get out of control? Here is a great way to get all your post-its and slips of paper into one place...

“If you are looking for a slick app that can keep all your notes organized through a database system, then Boximize is the app for you.” Chirstine Chan, AppAdvice Do your notes and to-do lists get out of control?  Here is a great way to get all your post-its and slips of paper into one place (and even […]

Winning the Game of Addiction

by Kathy Jenkins
Whether played on a handheld device, a computer, or TV, kids love playing games! Video games can provide hours of fun (that's one reason we love them on family vacations).

Whether played on a handheld device, a computer, or TV, kids love playing games!  Video games can provide hours of fun (that’s one reason we love them on family vacations). Did you know??  Video games can boost computer skills and improve eye-hand coordination. One 2004 study showed that surgeons who play computer games commit fewer […]

Student Organizing with Livescribe

by Kathy Jenkins
Do you dreed handwriting or like communicating with your voice? The Livescribe smartpen is a simply brilliant option!

Do you dreed handwriting or like communicating with your voice? The Livescribe smartpen is a simply brilliant option!  With a mobile app, the Livescribe smartpen brings your words and ideas into your digital world – converting your words and texts into organized, tagged and searchable to any desktop, mobile or iOS device. < To get […]

Video Gaming: How to Win the Battle for Time

by Kathy Jenkins

We aren’t talking about Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land here, folks!  Virtual activity is becoming more and more a part of our children’s lives… both during school and at home.  Playing kickball in the front yard, scheduling dates at a public park to play on the swing set or climbing trees are quickly being […]

Create a Filing System as Unique as You

by Kathy Jenkins
Kathy Jenkins from The Organizing Tutor presents certificates and workshops available for private or small groups through U of R and NAPO.

Have you found yourself wasting more and more time and becoming less productive because paper in your home or office taken over? Kathy Jenkins, CPO can help you conquer the paper pile-up that is causing you stress and frustration.  In this course from the University of Richmond you will: Create a system to handle incoming […]

What do I do with kids’ paper?

by Kathy Jenkins

For most kids, school is in full swing. And for parents that means the flood of papers has started. I swear that a whole forest worth of paper is used for just one of my kids each school year. This is also one of the biggest organizational issues my clients face. Papers coming in can […]

The Future is Now

by Kathy Jenkins

January 26 Sunday: 1 – 4 pm There is so much to consider when contemplating your future. But before you can even begin to think about your career you must think about continuing your education. What best meets your needs, an apprenticeship, a technical school or college? How do you stay organized through the process? […]