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October 1, 2014

Free Printable – Chore Chart for Kids

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In my 11 years as a mom, I've only learned one thing -- I can't do it all by myself. Boy, have I learned that! My kids know that in our family we all pitch in to get a job done. They've grown up being expected to work but we all still need a bit of motivation every now and then. We used to do an … [Read more...]

How to Find Time for the Really Important Things

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Do you ever feel like your day is ruled by whoever makes the most noise? I know mine is. Sometimes that's the paperwork that's come in the mail filled with huge, bolded letters telling you that it must, MUST be taken care of today. Sometimes it's the email that just can't wait. Sometimes it's … [Read more...]

Giving Yourself Permission to Shut Down for the Day

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As moms, I think we often try to push ourselves as hard as we can. That's why we stay up too late, say "yes" to too many things, and feel guilty if we take time to ourselves. There just aren't enough hours in the day and we are trying to be everything for everyone. It's exhausting. We can't do it … [Read more...]

Are YOU the One Stressing Yourself Out?

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Life can be stressful. We all know that. And stress can cause all kinds of issues from health issues like headaches, insomnia, and high blood pressure to issues with anxiety and irritability. But how much of our stress do we bring on ourselves? And do we ever get in the habit of being stressed … [Read more...]

#ShareYourMess – Real Moms have Real Messes

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When I became a mom, I expected the stress I would feel to live up to my own expectations of what motherhood should be. What I didn't expect was the pressure that we put on each other as moms to be "perfect" or do it all. It's bad enough to have to live up to the expectations of moms we know in … [Read more...]