If you are like me, your inbox is full of subscription emails, bombarding you daily with updates and offers, flash sales and coupons.  They come from your favorite retailers, coupon sites, news publications and blogs.  At some point we thought it was a good idea to sign up for all of these updates, right?  Maybe we were hoping to save on our next order, or didn’t want to miss a sale, or just wanted to stay up to date on the latest news for our area.  Good intentioned as they were, these subscription emails are now causing a bottleneck in your inbox that is hard to wade through each day.

Although each of these messages and newsletters contain the very helpful “unsubscribe” option somewhere in there, the task of actually clicking on each one and following through with the unsubscribe has fallen woefully to the bottom of my to do list.  So in the meantime, I delete, delete, delete.  Even the ones I want to read get deleted most of the time because I just do not have the time to go through them all.   Then they come back again the next day or week.  The never ending cycle.

Well guess what, there’s a better way!  [click to continue…]

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I am a mom to three kids under the age of 11, so between work, school, sports, and friends, we keep pretty busy.  One of the many, many hats I wear is household manager, and most email communications come through me.  Since the easiest way for most committees, coaches, and organizations to get in touch with us is through email, my inbox can very quickly get cluttered.  I keep a good portion of emails to look back on, whether they include a season’s worth of practice dates, game schedule, or meeting times, so I end up with a lot of messages on my hands.

I’ve read quite a few articles on staying on top of your inbox.  A big point is to not ignore the emails as they pour in.  Right away, you need to either answer it, archive/save it, or delete it.  This seems like sound advice (not that I am able to stick to it 100% of the time, but good advice just the same), but oftentimes this system still leaves me with a whole lot of saved emails that are now in their own little disorganized file.  Another version of the cluttered inbox I started with.  There is definitely a better way.  [click to continue…]

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Last month we held my 9-year-old son Sam’s birthday party at New England Sports Academy in Westwood (NESA).  He had asked for an active party where he and his friends could run, play and get as crazy as they wanted.  NESA offers just that, plus your own party team made up of NESA staff members that take care of everything for you, from the moment you walk through the door until the last slice of cake is eaten.   Yes please!  [click to continue…]

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Looking for something to do during April Vacation Week?   Local businesses are hosting camps and events, full day and half day, drop in and preregistration required.  Whether you’re looking to spend the day or just drop in for an hour, there is something out there to suit your needs and fit your schedule.  Here’s what’s going on around the South Shore this April vacation week:  [click to continue…]

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