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Totally Together

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This is Totally Together, a site where I share how to streamline your household routines so you can have a (somewhat) tidy and tranquil home in just minutes a day.

I like shortcuts. I like to find ways to make mundane responsibilities simpler, and become more efficient. While some people can have zen moments while folding laundry or chopping an onion, I’m not one of those people. I like to get stuff done and over with so I can move on to more pressing matters.

Like sleeping.

or eating.

or watching reruns of The Office.

This is why I utilize my slow cooker so much.


The following is the meat and potatoes of the site (or tofu and quinoa. whatever.) that hopefully you will find helpful:


Clean Less, Play More

The Daily 7 for a Highly Successful Household

It’s PROM Time!

Meal Planning for Dummies (or for normal people!)

How to Company Clean–In 30 Minutes or Less

Time Management for Moms

30 Days to an Organized Life

I’m a [closet] HomeSchooler

The Art of Saying NO

How to Make Money from Your [mom] Blog (series)

The Mommy Blogger Next Door [new website]

Going on a Vision Quest

How to Be Blissfully Happy

The Golden Rules for the Family

How to Make a [free] Compost Bin

Wipe On/Wipe Off Chore Charts

Our Gluten Free Story

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie recipes

One Minute Muffin Recipe

How to Find Balance When You are Looking For Balance

Working at Home with Small Children

How to Make a [non-cheesy] Vision Board

How to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Back to School Resolutions

What are the Necessary Cleaning Supplies?

Got kids? Here’s a handy-dandy chore guide: But That’s Why We Had You! (an age-appropriate chore guide for children of all ages)


I have had an awful lot of fun with all of this and am so thankful that I can spend my days sharing fun stuff with you. Find me online, here:

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