I am so excited to share this next “24 Hours” profile with you. Jennifer L. Scott is an author, blogger and mother. I started reading her blog The Daily Connoisseur a few years ago just before her first book, Lessons from Madame Chic, was published. It is a fantastic read, particularly if you are interested in paring down your clothing and your lifestyle to include only the things you love most. Jennifer is most famous for her 10 Item Wardrobe (detailed on her blog and in her book). It is truly inspiring and has definitely changed the way I dress and shop! She has written several articles for the Huffington Post, and is about to launch her second book (details to follow). I am thrilled she took the time to answer some questions for Simple Baby. Please say hello to Jennifer!
Do you work inside or outside of the home? I am a writer, blogger and YouTuber and I work from home.
What is your childcare/schooling situation? My oldest daughter (3 1/2) is in preschool and my toddler (nearly 2) stays home with me.
What is breakfast, lunch and dinner like in your family? The girls and I always eat breakfast together. I usually have lunch with my youngest while my daughter is at school and in the evening the whole family sits together for an early supper (usually 5pm!).
Do you meal plan or wing it? Do you like that? I almost always plan my meals for the week. Without doing this, it is chaos.
What is the most challenging part of your day? I sometimes find the late afternoon challenging if I feel exhausted and I know there are still a few hours until the children go to bed. But this is when I muster up every last bit of energy I have to carry on!
What is the easiest part of your day? Choosing my outfit for the day. This is always effortless and fun for me with my ten-item wardrobe.
In terms of running a house with a family, what do you feel like you have figured out? The biggest things I’ve figured out is that you must always go with the flow of the day and not push things.
Does anything still stump you? Toddler tantrums. I usually ride them out with a calm and placid expression on my face but the things that set them off still baffle me.
How do you take care of yourself and recharge? I like immersing myself in the arts. So I’ll make time to practice the piano, read a great book or listen to a symphony on the radio, for example.
If you had an extra hour in your day, how would you spend it? Meditate more, read more, and write more.
Any other organizing tips you’d like to share? Clear the clutter as much as you can so you aren’t stuck organizing clutter.
Thank you so much for sharing your day with us, Jennifer! I love your tip to clear the clutter instead of just organizing it. So much more effective. Jennifer’s book, Lessons from Madame Chic, is pictured below. I can’t recommend it enough!