Are you a stressed mom?

I have a surprise for you at the bottom, but first read here! I recently came across another website for moms called The Laundry Moms. The site is run by 5 moms, with many years experience. It is written from a Christian perspective, without being in your face, and I really like that. While they DO talk about laundry, that is not what the entire site is about. They have

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10 posts for the overwhelmed and overworked mom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For when you are exhausted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 things to do when you are overwhelmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 steps to avoid a mental breakdown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 reasons we don’t have enough time

 

 

 

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20 questions to ask yourself about 2013 and 2014

As we leave one year and begin another, it is a great time to reflect on what was important this past year. What impacted your life and what did YOU have impact on? In turn, this helps us look ahead and declare some intentions for the upcoming year.

This is a great project to do on your own, or in a small group setting where you can

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You might be a stressed mom if…

Stressed moms are everywhere. You may not realize it. Many try to hide just how stressed out they are by putting on a smiley face and saying that everything is fine. And they think that others have got it together but they are a failure because they just can’t do it. I’ve got a news flash for you…

None of us have it all together!

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Overwhelmed with your house? (and your life?)

We are all different, us moms. We are all in different stages of our parenting. Some are married, some are not. Some work full-time outside the home, some work from home, some have their own business, and some devote the majority of their time to raising their family. (and none of those <– are better than the others)

There are some women who just seem to have it all together.

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28 Days to Hope for your Home challenge

I have been a big fan of Nony over at A Slob Comes Clean. She has been open and honest about her struggles with keeping an even moderately clean house. And I would beg to wager that many of you are in the same boat. I know I was, especially when I had little (and not so little ones) at home.

So many of you are at your wit’s end

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Top 10 favorite Christmas movies, for kids and parents

I took a poll from some very smart women, the moms on my Facebook page! I asked about their favorite kid-friendly and family movies (TV specials included), as well as their favorite grown-up movies for the holidays. This post is the result of that poll (in no particular order):

Top 10 kids’ Christmas movies

1. Elf

2. The Grinch that Stole Christmas (and the new Grinch)

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Getting children to help with chores {infographic)

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

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6 steps to a saner christmas

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.

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10 things you never want to run out of

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!

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