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My name is Bernice and I am a mom of 4 grown children, and nana to 8. Read more...

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

20 ways to keep kids busy lying on 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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Are you a stressed mom?

Are you a stressed out 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

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

looking back to look ahead

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…

33 signs youre a stressed mom

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!

I

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Overwhelmed with your house? (and your life?)

mom overwhelmed with the house

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

28 days to hope accountability group

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 tips to clean quick for the holidays

tips to clean quick for christmas

When the holidays come around, everybody is scurrying about, trying to clean house fast, quick, and easy. I have several posts on this blog to help you do just that. Look below to pick which posts fits your situation the best!

 

Need to clean the whole house quickly (in an hour or 2) because the neighbors are dropping by? READ 10 ways to clean your house fast

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The down-and-dirty quick clean up trick

down and dirty clean up

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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Top 10 favorite Christmas movies, for kids and parents

Top 10 Christmas movies for kids and adults

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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