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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Never run out of diapers and wipes and toilet paper

Amazon knows that parents are busy today trying to raise a family and run a household. That is one reason why they created the Amazon mom program. If you are not familiar with the program, watch the short video below and then read on for details how this program can save you time and money!

Amazon Mom members receive benefits such as three months of FREE Two-Day

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How to spend less time in front of the kitchen sink

Dishes can be the bane of a mom’s soul. They can drive her batty. They can make her feel weighed down. But wait, these are just dirty dishes, right? They are inanimate objects. We can surely take control over them.

Below are 7 tips to enable you to spend less time in front of the sink

1. Designate a cup or sports bottle for each person in the

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Join in the fun on our Facebook page!

With the way that Facebook is doing things lately, I never know who is actually going to see what on my Facebook page. I have almost 13k fans, yet most posts show as being seen by less than 500 people.

Grrr, very frustrating, especially when you, the reader, has said they want to see content from my page by liking my page. It is something that all FB pages are

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10 things you can throw out of the fridge right now

Many of us put off cleaning the fridge because we are making it out to be a HUGE project.

Try this. Take 5 minutes and pull out anything that looks disgusting. You might find a few of these:

1. the expired medicine

2. the coffee creamer from last year

3. the cottage cheese/yogurt dated 5 months ago

4. leftover Chinese food from 3 weeks ago

5. the shriveled carrots

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20 ways to keep kids busy while lying sick on the couch

Maybe you’re pregnant and on bedrest.

Or maybe you have a little one that is up several times to nurse so you are sleep deprived.

Maybe you work long hours or late into the night.

Maybe you are caring for a sick family member.

Maybe you have a chronic illness yourself.

And maybe you are more than one of these.

Here are

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