Launching your day the right way!

Morning chaos One of the stressful components of the morning routine, or lack thereof, is having to find and gather everyone’s stuff from who knows where in the house. Sister can’t find her shoes. Brother can’t find his backpack. Middle-schooler’s lunch bag is stinky from yesterday in his bedroom. And Mom, do you know where your purse is, your keys, your sunglasses? Which is why you should set up

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How to Clean Bathrooms & Kitchens Faster

Many times, we put off cleaning because it just seems to take TOO long. Often, we use the wrong products and/or we use them the wrong way. We then work harder for lesser results. I owned a house cleaning business for 13 years, not to mention cleaning my own house for years, and I want to share a tip or two with you.

Use the right products for

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Don’t do for your children…

 

I recently did a Facebook live video where I talked about how moms couldn’t get their kids to do chores. And I kinda got onto the moms just a little, because, well, they ARE the parent.

The answer to this problem is this: As soon as your child is capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach her to do the jobs and then lovingly hold them

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For when you’re exhausted

You are exhausted. Flat.out.pooped. A 2 hour nap probably wouldn’t even help, this is such a deep exhaustion.

How can you be a mom and take care of others when you are already drop-dead tired?

Below are 10 things you should give a try when you are exhausted:

1. Grab a stack of books and crawl on the couch or bed and let them *read* to you.

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The down-and-dirty quick clean up trick

Let’s just go ahead and admit it, our houses do not look like Better Homes and Gardens. If you’ve got kids, your house is lived in, and most likely looks like it. While we would like to have a cleaner house, and the time to actually CLEAN it, sometimes you just gotta get into crisis mode. (See 10 steps to clean your house fast)

Maybe a friend calls and says

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Can Stress Cause Depression?

Work is stressful.

Parenting is stressful.

Getting married is stressful.

Even going on vacation is stressful.

Not all stress is bad stress, but too much stress can be harmful if not handled well.

Chronic stress can increase your risk for developing depression, especially if you are having a difficult time coping with it. If you are having trouble coping, chronic stress can wear you down and overwhelm you. You

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10 ways to get more stuff done

1. Create routines– know what has to be done to run your family’s life and create routines to get those those things done.

2. Wake up earlier– do best to get up before your family to give you some uninterrupted time. Or, depending on your season in life, stay up an hour or two later.

3. Silence the beeps– Turn off notifications from email and social

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7 stress relieving techniques for today’s mom

Simplify

One of the best things you can do to de-stress is to simplify your life. See if there are any activities you can cut from the schedule. Plan your meals in advance. Clear out some clutter to minimize messes. Clear out your closet and your child’s to simplify finding something to wear. For more ideas to simplify read: 10 first steps for a simpler life

Prioritize

Learn to

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20 ways to help your child succeed in school

Being an involved parent is so crucial to your child’s success. Teachers are doing the best that they can with the situations they are in. Having parents involved in their child’s education process makes a world of difference, for the teacher, but more importantly for your child.

Below are just 20 ways you can help ensure your child’s success:

• Know the names of your child’s teachers.

• Know

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6 things you may never think about cleaning

I know it is hard to just get around to the things that are glaring in your face that need to be cleaned, but there are some areas that can harbor germs and dirt that we don’t think about too often.

One cleaning product I like to keep on hand for many of the items below are Lysol Disinfecting Wipes. They come in handy for so many

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