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Institute for Challenging Disorganization Does It Again

By Lauren Williams | July 2, 2020 |

The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), a phenomenal professional society for people who wish to specialize in helping clients with complex needs, for example people with brain injuries or severe ADD, has just launched INTERNATIONAL PAGES. WOW!!!!! ICD offers you a great selection of ICD’s current resources, translated in five different languages: Dutch, French, Italian,…

I almost didn’t go

By Lauren Williams | June 30, 2020 |

I almost didn’t go. I’d finished with my first client at 12:30. My second appointment started at 3. Only 1/2 hour between locations. I had no problem making the decision to get a root beer float from Snoqualmie Ice Cream Scoop Shop. Only reason it took me as long as it did was that nasty…

Charity Choice Monday – Benefits Law Center – RealChange 59

By Lauren Williams | June 29, 2020 |

The Benefits Law Center (formerly the Seattle Community Law Center) has, “since 1997, provided legal advice and representation to low-income individuals with disabilities, in matters related to their entitlement to Social Security disability, and SSI benefits.”   The Center accepts donations of vehicles.    

A gift from my son

By Lauren Williams | June 23, 2020 |

A gift from my son, which originate with my in-laws. He’s outgrown them. Worn while sitting in the parking lot of a Goodwill, waiting to make a donation. Making a picnic of it with a thermos of hot tea and a cinnamon roll from a local bakery. Returned a friend’s phone call, got some time…

Grab positive with both fists

By Lauren Williams | June 22, 2020 |

I think the Universe heard me screaming in rage and kicking my file cabinet because a college chum, a mate I can talk to once a year and it’s as if the conversation is just carrying on in a roiling rush of words from the day before, is very sick with presumed COVID19. Seconds later,…

Charity Choice Monday – Southwest Youth and Family Services – RealChange 58

By Lauren Williams | June 22, 2020 |

“Southwest Youth & Family Services (SWYFS) is a crucial stop for individuals in Southwest King County to transform their futures. For nearly 40 years, anyone who walks through our doors has access to all of our services and receives integrated, individualized support. From behavioral health and education to family advocacy and youth development. Our programs…

How To Purge Toys & Downsize Your Playroom

By Lauren Williams | June 16, 2020 |

This might be folly now, but I’m posting it to give frazzled parents everywhere hope… How to Purge Toys & Downsize Your Playroom, Romper April 21, 2018 Caroline Shannon-Karasik   “If you have ever whacked your knee on a dollhouse or found yourself with a teeny, tiny figurine underfoot, then you know just how overwhelming…

Charity Choice Monday – libraries – RealChange 57

By Lauren Williams | June 15, 2020 |

Libraries need books! Libraries need new books to replace old books. Libraries need books to keep current. Libraries need books to sell to me so I can continue acquiring Casual Uncluttering LLC depth and breadth. And libraries need to sell books to host workshops, sponsor English-as-a-Second-Language classes, provide computers and printers to patrons, and especially…

40 Things to Purge from Your Life After 40

By Lauren Williams | June 13, 2020 |

I’m #24 in this fun little piece about age-related purging: junk mail! BUT Imma gonna go bold – you can start purging junk mail at ANY age. Let your toddler have it for coloring paper, get the habit started young. I use mine as kindling in my fireplace.   “40 Things to Purge from Your…

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Americans with Disabilities Act- Misunderstandings Hurt You

By Lauren Williams | June 11, 2020 |

I’m a member of Eastside CHADD, the Seattle branch of CHADD, a support, advocacy and education group for ADD-abled people. I attended a powerful, even heartening, lecture on Wednesday about the Americans with Disabilities Act presented by Linda Clemon-Karp, MFA, ADAC, Continuing Education Coordinator at the Northwest ADA Center. The Center, “providing information, training, and…