I know that there are tons of resources out there for meal planning. For planning a month’s worth of meals to fix in one day. To have 7 meals on hand for cooking at anytime.
While these are great ideas, for many young moms, or just women who didn’t get the training when they were younger, the thought of meal planning is scary and overwhelming.
In reality, even if you CAN cook decently, there are an overwhelming number of choices of WHAT you can cook, and then you actually have to have the ingredients on hand to do so, or [...]
One of the challenges we face as bloggers is writer’s block. Not knowing what to write about. There are several steps to help you overcome your block and get you merrily writing away.
1. Build an editorial calendar. Using an editorial calendar will help you plan and know what you are writing when. You can use Google calendar, or a WordPress plugin that will build you an editorial calendar.
2. The next thing is to consider if you want to create or participate in a weekly meme. A meme is a blog prompt that is suggested by a large number of [...]
Ever had a day when you get to the end of it and think ” Where did the day go? I didn’t get ANYTHING done!”
If you are like me, that is at LEAST every other day!
If you would like to figure out a way to keep this from happening as often, read on below.
Determine your MITs
I came across a concept that I have seen several people use, such as Tsh Oxenrider from Simple Mom and Leo Babauta from Zen Habits. The idea of determining your 3 most important tasks that need to get done that day [...]
I mentioned in an earlier post about creating Standard Operating Procedures for your home (SOPs). These are very commonly used in business and the concept can transfer over to running your home as well. It helps you and everyone else know what the routine and expectations are in your home, which should in turn help your house run smoother (most of the time anyway!)
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Learn to delegate
One major cause of stress for moms is the fact that we TRY to do everything ourselves. We usually would like for others to help us, but we [...]
So many women are under the pressure to get THIS MUCH work done in an itty-bitty amount of time.
Whether you work for yourself or someone else, when you work from home, especially with kids around, you have to learn to get us much done in as little time possible.
Making the most of the time you have:
Do things that don’t require a lot of thought or attention when your kids are underfoot or playing nearby. Things like weeding through email, retweeting, scrolling through Facebook liking and responding. And Pinning.
Also use time when you can’t give your work your [...]
As busy moms, we struggle with wanting to make improvements and changes, but we also struggle with finding the time to DO the things we are wanting to do.
First, decide WHAT it is you want to do.
There are hundreds, thousands of things that people want to change at the beginning of this new year. Maybe yours is on this list below:
Some of these are changes you need to make in every day life. You can use other activities as triggers, or reminder if you will, to do the thing you are [...]
This past week found me sick in bed for days with strep throat. I will be keeping things a little light around here for the rest of the year, as I want to have time for my family, plus I am working on a great project for THIS website. It will probably be January 1st before the reveal, but we will be getting a great new name and domain, TheStressedMom.com!
Here’s my post for Life Your Way last week. May it help you conquer and ENJOY the last two weeks before Christmas!
In our busy society, there are plenty [...]
We all have things we want to accomplish. A book to write, a room to decorate, a marathon to run, a business to begin. And some of us have things that have been sitting there, in our minds, for quite a while, waiting for us to take a step, to make a move.
3 steps to help you do the thing you really want to do
Write it down
Writing things down makes them happen.
Writing things down give you focus and direction.
Writing things down helps you to see the big picture.
Writing things down [...]
A busy mom’s day is filled with chaos and motion. Always on the go, if not physically, then mentally. Always worrying about what needs to be done next. Let me show you how a principle from big business can work to make your life more peaceful and productive.
Standard Operating Procedures for your home
If you have ever worked for a larger company or corporation, they probably ran by Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Even smaller companies can benefit from this practice, but not all small companies know or even understand what an SOP is. They may have been called something else, but they were [...]