One Year to an Organized Life with Baby

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One Year to an Organized Life with Baby

From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-By-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Family Organi

By Regina Leeds; Meagan Francis

Da Capo Lifelong Books, Paperback, 9780738214559, 338pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011


From the New York Timesbestselling author of One Year to an Organized Life, a month-by-month guide to organizing your life during pregnancy and after your baby’s arrival

About the Author
Regina Leeds, known as the Zen Organizer, is a professional organizer, New York Times bestselling author, and seminar leader. She is the author of ten books, including One Year to an Organized Work Life, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decluttering, and Rightsize! Right Now! She lives in Los Angeles.

Meagan Francis (St. Joseph, MI) is a parenting author, blogger, and columnist who is a contributor to Parenting, Yahoo! Shine,, and "The New York Times'" Motherlode blog. She has been featured in interviews on NBC, MSNBC, and in the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times, and quoted in publications including "Woman's Day, The Seattle Times, Chicago Sun-Times", and more. Francis has been invited to speak at writers' conferences like the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and was asked by Yahoo! executives to participate as a member of Yahoo!'s Motherboard, a small group of influential mom bloggers. She posts frequently at her popular blog,

Praise For One Year to an Organized Life with Baby

Publishers Weekly (web exclusive), 2/7/11
“Leeds covers it all. Week-by-week tasks provide clear, realistic goals for the determined mother-to-be, and some weeks involve simply thinking about organizing or creating routines. The emphasis here is on the difficult choices that have to be made, and the logistics behind making them. Leeds will likely change the thinking of many a wood-be parent: being organized is actually far easier than the alternative.”

Library Journal, starred review, 2/17/11
“With her advice, future mothers and new moms will walk safely toward the Zen path of type-A personality nesting. A great gift and a great collection addition; enthusiastically recommended.” BookPage, May 2011 “With impressive thoroughness, the authors pay attention to every possible topic…most of which new parents will not have thought of yet. Luckily, One Year does it for them.”

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, July 2011 “If you need a serious organizational overhaul (or just some quick tips), this is the book for you.”