Large Family OrganizationBlog
March 10, 2021

Large Family Organization: 17 Clever Hacks for Domestic Bliss

When you’re the mumma with a large family, organization is the key to a smooth day and, of course, is the secret to your sanity! As your family grows and…
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February 17, 2021

The importance of chores for children

Ask any teenager if they like doing chores - even picking up their own jocks off the bathroom floor - and you’ll hear a resounding, ‘Nope!’. Motivating children (and sometimes…
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October 19, 2020

13 tips & tricks for managing holiday stress

The holiday season at the end of the year should be associated with love, peace, and joy, yet when the silly season comes rushing around we can’t help but feel…
How-to-structure-your family-schedule-in-isolationBlog
May 11, 2020

How to structure your family schedule while in isolation

In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has forced us all to juggle our lives mostly from within our homes. Now more than ever our households and family life needs…
isolation routineBlog
April 6, 2020

How to establish a new isolation routine

Our routines are disrupted. Our coping skills and survival strategies no longer fit the new isolation situation we find ourselves in.  Your new normal needs a new rhythm. Why not…
How to organize during the coronavirus pandemicBlog
March 27, 2020

How to organize your home during the coronavirus pandemic

As the Coronavirus forces families indoors, there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to reset your routine and organize your home. In the same way that digitally organizing life’s events…
7 things to do at home while social distancingBlog
March 16, 2020

8 things to do at home while social distancing

As the coronavirus travels the globe, many families are choosing to stay home and practice social distancing to avoid further transmission. If you’re staying safe at home read our ultimate…
superpowersBlog
March 7, 2020

Celebrating the superpowers of female entrepreneurs

An equal world is an enabled world. This is the theme for International Women's Day 2020. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every…
Family command centre ideasBlog
February 24, 2020

Brilliant family command centre ideas that actually work

Image credit: @cottonstem When it comes to planning and executing each day, you need a family ‘command centre’ to make sure ‘operation family life’ flows and things are kept in…
Jo Burgess A Current AffairBlog
February 10, 2020

Savvy mumpreneur appears on A Current Affair!

Australia’s ‘organizing mama’, Jo Burgess, recently appeared on A Current Affair, sharing why she created the Life Sorted app and how you can use it for your family. The segment…
emotional-self-careBlog
December 16, 2019

Simple ways to practise emotional self-care and transform your life

Mental and emotional self-care is one of the most important facets of your self-care routine. If you prioritize your emotional self-care, I can wholeheartedly guarantee you will feel much more…
positive affirmations for confidenceBlog
November 25, 2019

21 powerful positive affirmations for confidence and self-esteem

They say being happy is a choice! So what better way to build your self-belief and increase self-esteem than with positive affirmations for confidence! You know those short little pep…
connect with your teenagerBlog
November 2, 2019

How to connect with your teenager

They say the scariest part of raising teenagers is remembering the stupid things you did as a teenager. Golly gosh! If our kids knew the things we did back in…
Want to Raise Happy Kids?Blog
October 25, 2019

Want to Raise Happy Kids? Do This!

If you’re a parent you’ve probably lost count of how many heart palpitations you’ve have had reminding your children to ‘brush your teeth, put your shoes on and GET IN…
reduce stress in your lifeBlog
October 11, 2019

How to reduce stress in your life

The hectic morning school run, impending work deadlines, split ends for days, and an inbox that's overflowing (100K+ don’t ask!!) … Now, that’s what I call stressful, little do you…
life sorted and google calendarBlog
September 26, 2019

The difference between Life Sorted and Google Calendar

Life Sorted is the ultimate shared family calendar app. It helps you keep track of the family's everyday activities and tasks in one convenient place.  There’s a common misconception that…
quirky ways to put a bounce in your stepBlog
September 20, 2019

6 quirky ways to put a bounce in your step this spring!

With every new season – especially spring - comes an opportunity to put a bounce in your step. In Australia, spring comes around in September and I always look forward…
3 mindset shifts to combat perfectionismBlog
August 20, 2019

3 mindset shifts to combat perfectionism

I was a perfectionist. Actually, it’s probably more accurate to say that I thought I was a ‘first-class perfectionist’. Not that I came anywhere close to being perfect, mind you. Quite…
disorganizedBlog
August 13, 2019

5 reasons you’re so disorganized (and how to fix it!)

I remember a time in my life when I was so overwhelmed by my schedule, I didn’t know how to break free.  I was so hellbent on controlling everything and…
introverted extrovertBlog
July 29, 2019

7 signs you’re an introverted extrovert

Are you an introvert who can waltz into a party and shine like a diamond in the limelight? Yep, that’s me… I’m what you’d call a strange mix of ‘introverted…
choose priorities to spark joyBlog
July 12, 2019

How to choose priorities that spark joy

The true art is to choose priorities that spark joy in your life and allow you to be happy in the moment. Have you ever felt insanely guilty when you’re…
happy family life sortedBlog
June 28, 2019

How I run my family like a business (and why you should too!)

If you ask my teenage children who’s the boss of our family, they’ll tell you it’s me – Mama of course! Not because my husband doesn’t do boss-y things like…
the professional mumBlog
June 21, 2019

Does the ‘professional mother’ intimidate you?

You know who I’m talking about. She’s the 'professional mother' who always arrives at school pick up on time with frazzle-free hair and flawless makeup, following her busy day at…
Life Sorted storyBlog
June 5, 2019

The shared family organizer app that turns chaos into calm: The Life Sorted story

The Life Sorted story started amongst the chaos of my own busy family life. At the time I was struggling to juggle a job, travel for work, manage my husband…
Jo Burgess Today TonightBlog
May 28, 2019

Australian invention helps busy mums clear brain-clutter

Brisbane Mumpreneur, and App Creator Jo Burgess, recently appeared on Today Tonight, sharing why she created the Life Sorted app and how you can use it to cull the brain…
living in the momentBlog
May 24, 2019

How to short circuit negative thinking and live in the moment

Hey you! Yeah you! Snap out of it. Yeah, that’s right come back to THIS moment, not the one from last week or the one you’re imagining next month. The…
the five love languagesBlog
May 15, 2019

Understanding the 5 love languages could change your life!

Between juggling work, family and your own commitments, expressing love for your partner can often get pushed to the bottom of your ‘to do’ list. Especially if your efforts of…
My secret weapon to combat brain-clutter: The 4-D frameworkBlog
April 28, 2019

My secret weapon to combat brain-clutter: The 4-D framework

It’s the start of a brand spanking new week. You’d think after having a weekend to unwind, you’d be stepping into Monday with absolute clarity and confidence. Instead, your brain…
reset school term grindBlog
April 19, 2019

How to reset your school term grind

Schools out! Right about now you’re wondering how on earth teachers master this entertaining gig all term long, right?! A school holiday might be the most exciting thing for a…
GratitudeBlog
April 8, 2019

How to strengthen your ‘gratitude muscle’ to appreciate your life today

Anyone else noticed that everyone seems more agitated and generally annoyed with life these days? Maybe it’s the constant comparative nature we’re finding ourselves subscribing to on social media (believe…
Allison Davies Brain Care SpecialistBlog
April 1, 2019

How to care for your busy brain – words from a brain care specialist

Hi, I'm Allison! Understanding how the brain works is my thing. Using this knowledge to care for my brain, support it so that it can function at its best is…
10K downloadsBlog
March 29, 2019

From side hustle to 10k app downloads

At the time of writing this blog post (March 2019) I’m doing a little happy dance in my office, not because my life is sorted, but because 10,000 lives have…
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March 8, 2019

How to raise independent children who take control of their own schedule

How many times have you walked around your kitchen or living room of a morning chanting to your family a list of ‘things to do’ out loud like a crazed…
Today Show 3Blog
March 4, 2019

Brisbane mumpreneur appears on Today Extra!

Considered Australia’s own Marie Kondo for organising brain-clutter, Brisbane Mumpreneur, Jo Burgess, recently appeared on Today Extra, spilling the beans on her best kept brain decluttering secrets. Hailing from Brisbane,…
KonMari your brain Spark JoyBlog
February 22, 2019

KonMari your brain before you KonMari your house

You’ve probably seen the evidence all over social media. Photos of mountains of clothes sprawled across beds. Belongings bulging out of garbage bags, lining hallways. And underwear drawers being flashed…
Exercise benefitsBlog
February 16, 2019

4 mindset benefits of exercise for busy mamas

Let’s cut the BS… I DO NOT like getting up in the morning to exercise. In fact, I freakin’ hate it. But, I DO IT anyway. You’re probably wondering ...…
productivity and organisation appsBlog
February 1, 2019

5 productivity and organisation apps that will change your life

There’s an app for that, and that, and THAT! Y'all know I’m a totally tech nerd at heart… there's NO denying that! I wear so many different hats during the…
kids back to schoolBlog
January 20, 2019

How to get organised for back to school – minus the overwhelm! [FREE checklist]

It’s back to school time! Again! Enter the tantrums. The tears. The turmoil. Do I have to go back? What did I do to deserve this? Why meee? And that’s…
Declutter your home and your lifeBlog
January 12, 2019

The easy way to declutter your home (and your life!)

So, you don’t consider yourself a hoarder. Yet when you look around your home, the truth is everywhere. Clothes you haven’t worn in years are hiding out in plastic boxes…
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January 3, 2019

Get organised with my top 5 life-changing books

There’s one thing that I love more than organising my life… And that’s reading about organising my life! I’ve always loved dropping into the underworld of a good book. As…
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December 27, 2018

Achieve your New Year’s resolutions: 4 steps to kicking goals this year

The champagne is flowing, the clock strikes twelve, and the fireworks explode, igniting excitement and hope for the new year ahead. You start to conjure up an endless list of…
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December 20, 2018

Cut the crazy chaos!

You know it’s Christmas when carparks are crowded, road rage is rampant and you have that sinking feeling in your stomach that not everything’s going to get done in time.…
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December 15, 2018

5 unexpected benefits of being busy

Is it just me, or has this entrepreneurial, business-owning, child-wrangling world become prone to busy-ness? It seems that our default answer to the question, ‘How are you?’ has become, ‘Busy!’.…
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December 14, 2018

Get Sh*t Done (GSD) syndrome … I have it!

Have you ever been around someone who is on hyper-alert and is laser-focused on every aspect of their day/week/month/year/life, like 24-7? You know who I’m talking about, right? They’re the…
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December 9, 2018

4 simple steps to a stress-free family holiday

When you’re planning a family holiday it can often feel like you need a holiday before you even leave the house! As a frequent jetsetter, I know what it’s like.…
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September 23, 2018

3 steps to declutter your mind this spring

Spring is the perfect time to declutter. Your home. Your garden. Your closet. The second drawer in your kitchen. And your MIND! A cluttered mind makes you unproductive, indecisive and…
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September 8, 2018

How to be more productive: 5 superpowers of productive people

Have you ever met a ‘super human’ who manages to do it all? And do it all so well. Like. Every. Freaking. Day. I’m talking about those people who work…
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August 6, 2018

5 unexpected benefits of being busy

Is it just me, or has this entrepreneurial, business-owning, child-wrangling world become prone to busy-ness? It seems that our default answer to the question, ‘How are you?’ has become, ‘Busy!’.…
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July 13, 2018

Why the whole ‘work life balance’ concept is BS

Ever feel like you need to be three different people in three different places at once? As a mother, chances are you often feel like you're being pulled in so…
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June 4, 2018

21 ways to create more ‘me time’

Are you finding it difficult to fit ‘me time’ into your busy schedule? You are not alone lady. The truth is – you will never find ‘me time’ no matter…
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April 14, 2018

My secret weapon for staying organised while keeping my holiday vibe 

When the school holidays roll around, it can be easy to lose track of time. Alarm clocks go AWOL, the usual household menu is replaced with on-the-go or lazy options…
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March 16, 2018

5 simple steps to help you exit the house on time

If you’re a parent who has returned to work, or even if you’re a parent – full stop – you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say the words…
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November 2, 2017

The cool way to store your loyalty cards

I love a good loyalty program, like the next person. I mean, if you are shopping somewhere regularly, why not benefit from free stuff? But, I hate having to carry…
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October 16, 2017

The 3-Day rule for creating or breaking habits

“It takes 3-days to make a habit and 3-days to break a habit.” I can’t remember when I first learned about the 3-day rule, but as I was navigating my…
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September 26, 2017

Far out, I forgot the milk

If your family is anything like mine, Sunday's usually involve a lot of organisation and planning, particularly meal planning and shopping for ingredients. Who is going to be home at…
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September 11, 2017

How to stop nagging the kids

Nagging. We promise ourselves we will stop nagging the kids, but here we are. EEEEeeeeevery morning, eeeeeeevery afternoon and eeeeeevery bedtime. Groundhog Day. Repeat. White noise. “Where are your shoes?”…
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August 14, 2017

4 ways to organise your family

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style - Maya Angelou From…
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August 1, 2017

Ah, the magic of lists

The dreaded to-do list. Even I, a total ‘list person’, can relate to the dragging feeling of endless adding, checking off and keeping up to date. If you have multiple…
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July 28, 2017

Simple tips for a stress-free morning

Do you feel like you've already endured an entire work day by 9 a.m? Every. Single. Day. Does a stress-free morning sound impossible? You're not alone. Mornings (especially if you work…
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July 14, 2017

Minimise and de-clutter your paper piles

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.” – Albert Einstein Do you ever feel like you are drowning in paper piles? By the time you realise how many catalogues, bank statements, bills…