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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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10 ways to get more stuff done

10 ways to get more stuff done

1. Create routines- know what has to be done to run your family’s life and create routines to get those those things done.

2. Wake up earlier- do best to get up before your family to give you some uninterrupted time. Or, depending on your season in life, stay up an hour or two later.

3. Silence the beeps- Turn off notifications from email and

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7 stress relieving techniques for today’s mom

mom stress relievers

Simplify

One of the best things you can do to de-stress is to simplify your life. See if there are any activities you can cut from the schedule. Plan your meals in advance. Clear out some clutter to minimize messes. Clear out your closet and your child’s to simplify finding something to wear. For more ideas to simplify read: 10 first steps for a simpler life

Prioritize

Learn to

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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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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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6 steps to a saner christmas

6 steps to a saner Christmas - http://TheStressedMom.com

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

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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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8 ways to relax and enjoy the holiday season

8 ways to enjoy holidays

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

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6 steps to define your priorities this holiday season

define priorities holiday

As we head full swing into the holiday season, with all its hustle and bustle, it is easy to get caught up and lost in our list of things to do, our events and activities to go to. We may get so busy just going, that we don’t even realize that we are not enjoying ourselves.

In America, especially, there is huge cultural pressure to do so much. I

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Healthy Living Bundle Sale is back for an Encore Sale- Black Friday Weekend!

encore big picture

Did you miss the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle the first time it came around? We’ve heard from so many people who were disappointed they missed out the first time around, that we’re happy to announce the Encore Flash Sale for Black Friday weekend only!

Don’t forget that my e-book, Find Your Balance, is part of The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, get yours now!

What’s in the Bundle?

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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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