Although I have already written about it here (see: Teaching children to do their fair share around the house), when this infographic was sent to me, I just had to share it with my readers. Some good stuff on here.
NOTE: Also check out my post Using chore charts to reduce mom stress, as well as A Slob Comes Clean’s book Teaching Kids to Clean.
Also check out A Slob Comes Clean’s book Teaching Kids to Clean [...]
Happy Holidays or Holiday Heachache?
The holidays can be a huge headache for a lot of people.
It is a shame if we don’t get to enjoy the spirit of the season because we are so stressed out. I wanted to share some steps to having a saner, more relaxed Christmas/holiday season.
First of all, we are going to talk about some things to limit to restore some sanity.
3 things to limit
1. decorations and cooking- It is up to you to decide how much decorations to put up. Tree or no tree? Outdoor lights? Christmas-y stuff on every open surface? [...]
There are some things we just need to make sure we always have in our home. I know, we are spoiled, and these are first world problems, I get that.
That being said, here are 10 things I ALWAYS make sure we have in the house. Be sure to read to the end for some tips on making sure you don’t end hollering for some paper!
10 things you never want to run out of
toilet paper – this one is self-explanatory. Always buy ahead. Don’t wait til you are to your last roll! (I keep a box of tissues [...]
Has your American dream turned into a nightmare?
A house, a car, or even 2 or 3 cars!
A riding mower.
Stainless steel appliances.
Flat screen TV, Wii gaming system.
Swimming pool, designer landscaping.
Four wheelers, dirt bikes.
Guns, paintball, airsoft.
Dinner out several times a week.
Checkups, sick days.
Vacations in high gear.
Portable DVD player, iPad.
Paying bills, balancing checkbook.
High speed DSL, HiDef TV.
Doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom.
Taking care of pets, taking care of parents.
Shopping for Christmas, paying taxes.
As if our lives aren’t already busy enough, then the holidays get here and the amount of things we have to do seems to double. Or at least that is our expectation that we have of ourselves, that we NEED to do all these THINGS. Let me encourage you to take a step back, examine your life and calendar AND your expectations and see if you can’t have a more relaxing and meaningful holiday.
8 Ways to Relax and Enjoy the Holiday Season
Here are 8 ways to slow down over the holidays and make the most of the season:
1. Focus on the meaning of [...]
As we head full swing into the holiday season, with all its hustle and bustle, it is easy to get caught up and lost in our list of things to do, our events and activities to go to. We may get so busy just going, that we don’t even realize that we are not enjoying ourselves.
In America, especially, there is huge cultural pressure to do so much. I mean, this is the Land of Opportunity! We have so many things available to us, and wouldn’t it be a shame not to take advantage of all of them? And if you live in or near [...]
We are all always looking for better or more efficient ways at being productive. And when we use the word productive, we are usually referring to being able to get more done is less time. What I want to challenge with you this post today is to know why you want to be more productive? Why do you want to get more done?
Now, I know that might sound like a stupid question at first, but take just a second and think about it. Do you want to get more done so you have even more stuff to do? Believe me, I get it. [...]
A healthy lifestyle is near and dear to my heart. I have found that if you are going to face day-to-day stress of raising kids and running a household, you have GOT TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. I found some great books on the Healthy Lifestyle shelf (mine included!)
Find Your Balance
I wanted to share this quote from my book. We need to make sure our outsides match our insides.
This bookshelf addressed a wide variety of subjects that will help you live a more balanced, healthy life. You can get full details at bottom of post, but I [...]
I am so excited to be a contributing author to the Ultimate Healthy Living sale that started this morning at 8 am! It is such a GREAT value, 86 e-books, PLUS Coffee Table Conversations, PLUS almost $200 in bonus offers!
You might be asking yourself, however:
What would I do with all these e-books? Why should I buy this bundle?
5 reasons you should buy the UHL Bundle
1. To have as a resource for yourself – Sure, there are A LOT of books included. Of course you wouldn’t be likely to sit down and read [...]