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

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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

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Getting children to help with chores {infographic)

Guide to getting children to help do 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

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What to clean if you only have 5 minutes

What can you clean in just 5 minutes

Our lives as moms can be SO busy. We don’t know whether we are coming or going a lot of the time. This can make it difficult to carve out time to truly clean our house. Eventually we will have to deep clean, but I wanted to share with you what you can accomplish even if you JUST have 5 minutes. While you are waiting on a kid to

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7 steps to finish the unfinished stuff

finish the unfinished stuff

If you were to walk into the house of just about any busy suburban family, you would probably find some unfinished business. In some houses you would have to look harder than others, but it would be there, maybe tucked away somewhere, out of sight. In other houses, you wouldn’t make it past the front door without finding it!

Here are some examples of unfinished business:

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Do these things everyday

Things to make life better and easier

Sometimes we long for an adventurous life. We want to throw caution to the wind and go with the flow. And in some occasions that may be a good thing, but for the most part, routines and habits can be a good thing. Having the important daily things on autopilot, if you will, gives you more time and more brain power for doing all those other exciting things, even

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The BEST ever organizational tool

The BEST organizational tool

Since I am sharing organizational tips, I thought I would republish an old post from my other blog that is very pertinent here!

Everyone is always looking for a magic bullet, and special pill, a trick to help them with whatever issue is bothering them. And when it comes to organizing , it is no different. We all would like an easy peazy way out.

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10 tips for the organizationally challenged – Part 1

10 tips for organizationally challenged pt 1

Be sure to see Part 2 of this post here

You know how there are some people who just seem to have it all together?

Their houses are always neat and put together. Their cars are organized with bins in the trunk. They can pick what to wear from their closet easily because it is so neat and they know where everything is. And they know tonight what they

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2 tips to tame the dust in your home

Get rid of dust

First of all, I am not here to make you feel like you HAVE to get your house dust-free to be a good mom. If the dust in your house isn’t a big deal to you right now, don’t stress over it. This post is for those who feel the need to do something about it, but everyone is at a different point in life. (Go here if you

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Create routines to get more stuff done

How to get more done each day

Productive – Having the power of producing; generative; creative

To produce –

1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause.

2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability.

3. to make or manufacture.

4. to provide, furnish, or supply; yield.

It seems that the process of being productive would require hard work or creativity, at the very least. The problem is, our lives today are so

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