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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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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

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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

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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!

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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

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Ahh, the American dream, and a cure

The American dream

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.

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5 ways to do less and 10 ways to enjoy more

do less do more

We are all always looking for better or more efficient ways at being productive. And when we use the word productive, we are usually referring to being able to get more done is less time. What I want to challenge with you this post today is to know why you want to be more productive? Why do you want to get more done?

Now, I

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Fight off stress with healthier choices

Outside needs to match the inside

A healthy lifestyle is near and dear to my heart. I have found that if you are going to face day-to-day stress of raising kids and running a household, you have GOT TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. I found some great books on the Healthy Lifestyle shelf (mine included!)

Find Your Balance

I wanted to share this quote from my book. We need to make sure our outsides

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5 things to do when you feel overwhelmed

5 things to do when overwhelmed

I hear from readers every day who thank me for what I write. They are overwhelmed, they are depressed. They need a word of encouragement, they need to know they are not alone.

Many of us feel overwhelmed at times. Sometimes it may be a temporary situation, a crazy busy weekend. Or it may be that you are caring for a chronically ill family member. Maybe you are on

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10 Steps to Avoid Mental Breakdown

Don't have a nervous breakdown

Many of us work ourselves night and day, never taking time to take care of ourselves. We go faster and faster, not realizing we are on the verge of major burnout. Or maybe we know it, we just hope we can outrun it!

I beg you, if you are at the edge, please take heed of the steps below. Pull back, slow down, make some time

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How can moms battle the effects of stress?

Battling the effects of stress

Let’s face it, moms today face a lot of stress. So much of it is brought on by our culture, and the pressure to perform. It is important that you learn to do what is best for you and your family, and don’t let outside forces influence you as much.

That being said, we STILL have a lot of stress in our lives, even when we begin living

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