FlyLady Flies to Dallas to Share Housekeeping Tips

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

I had fun writing this story about Marla Cilley, also known as the FlyLady. Haven’t heard of her? I hadn’t either.

She’s a woman who started a Yahoo! group that has nearly 500,000 members. The FlyLady sends up to 15 e-mails a day to help encourage her “FlyBabies” to keep a clean house and love themselves. (The acronym FLY stands for “finally loving yourself.”)

The FlyLady came to Dallas earlier this month to share tips and testimonials as part of her annual FlyFest event. FlyBabies from as far away as Australia and Canada flew in for the event. Some purchased hundreds of dollars worth of FlyLady merchandise and waved feather dusters in the air as their cleaning queen spoke. I’d never seen anything quite like it before. For a better idea of what the FlyLady is like, watch this video (with sound).