Children bring so much joy to a parent’s life. With the pressure of bringing another life into the world, and nurturing that child into a mature responsible adult, there also comes an increased load of stress.
There is the long-term stress of “Am I raising my child right?” and “Will he ever grow up and be able to take care of himself?”
And then there is the day-to-day stress. There are many things that contribute to the stress that a mom feels each and every day. Of course, some times that stress level seems off the chart [...]
Your stuff should have a purpose to help you create the life you want, and if it doesn’t, what is it doing in your home?
Good question asked by Peter Walsh. You can check out his 2 minute video below.
2 major causes of clutter
Memory Clutter is caused by keeping things that remind you of a person, an achievement, or a special time in your life. Could be trophies, certificates, kids schoolwork, baby clothes, souvenirs, or any other thing that has some sentimental value.
And then there is the I-might-need-it-someday clutter. This comes from the fear of [...]
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 are having for dinner tomorrow and already have all the ingredients.
And then there are the rest of us. We look at those women in awe and wonder how do they do it? Sometimes I just think their brains must be [...]
Many of us started this new year off wanting to change something, wanting to do something different. Chances are though, most of us have not been as successful as we would have liked. The biggest reason people fail at creating and sticking to new habits is that they don’t keep doing it.
That seems obvious: if you don’t keep doing a habit, it won’t really become a habit. So what’s the solution to this obvious problem? Find a way to keep doing it.
When you look at it this way, the key to forming a habit is not how [...]
*This post was originally published on Living the Balanced Life in June, 2011.
My regular readers know that I spent several days last week at the Type-A Parent Blog Conference in Asheville, NC. If you’re a blogger or a business that works with bloggers, this is an awesome conference to attend!
The closing keynote speaker was Liz Gumbinner. She blogs at Mom 101 and you can find her here on twitter. She was funny and made us laugh quite a bit. We could relate to her stories all too well.
So how does today’s woman “do it [...]
I get that life is busy.
And I get that our children (and spouses and coworkers and parents) can interrupt our busy lives.
I encourage you to STOP and remember that your children, your spouse, you family are what’s important. And yes, your job is high up there too.
When you ARE interrupted, STOP what you are doing, LOOK them in the eye, and LISTEN to what they are saying.
Be sure to look into their eyes, get down on their level if you can.
Try your best to not interrupt them. Children, especially, are so full [...]