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 tips to clean quick for the holidays

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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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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Teaching little ones what Christmas is really about

As we go into the holiday season, we want our children to not get caught up in the hustle and bustle and the “gimmes”. We can put out nativity sets, we can color pictures of Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus, but are they *really* getting it?

I love what one of my favorite bloggers does. Instead of putting presents under the tree in the weeks leading up to

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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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Ahh, the American dream, and a cure

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.

Boat, jetskis.

Dinner out several times a week.

Karate, baseball.

Cheerleading, softball.

PTA, homework.

Checkups, sick days.

Vacations in high gear.

Portable

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8 ways to relax and enjoy the holiday season

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

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