Holes in my brain
I am convinced that extreme stress has a swiss cheese effect on the brain. I do believe that there are holes in my brain that cause me all kinds of trouble.*
You see, I am like most other women, especially the type-A women out there. I knew “everything”. I kept up with where everyone’s shoes were, whether Sherri needed her uniform for a game tomorrow, that the dog needed to go to the vet, that we needed milk and toilet paper, that the car needed gas and the right front tire was running [...]
Whew! Life has been a whirlwind around here the past few weeks! Talk about a STRESSED mom!!!
Let’s see, where do I begin?
Hubby was laid off in April. Has been doing some contract work, but no “secure” check or health insurance. Just a little stress here!
Youngest daughter is 19 and having a baby and she lives 3 hours away. Little baby boy is not supposed to be due until June 23rd, but he has been making his presence known, and she could go into labor at anytime. Oh, and did I mention that not only does she and [...]
I love helping women. I love to help women in practical ways, in ways that will help them feel more peaceful and rested. To help them feel like they accomplished something. I also like to help women accept that it is okay if they DON’T get it ALL done. It is okay if they DON’T have it ALL together. And I like to let them know that they are not alone and MANY other women feel the same way.
I think that by admitting it and banding together, we can help one another be more comfortable in [...]
There are LOTS of reasons for exercising, but for busy, stressed moms, here are 10 top reasons why you need make it a priority and fit it into your schedule.
1. Exercise helps you de-stress
2. Exercise will make you feel stronger and more confident
3. Exercise will give you the energy boosts you need to make it through your busy day
4. Exercise will lift your mood and help you combat depression and anxiety. My walking partner and I tease that our walking and talking together is our therapy and much cheaper!
5. Exercise will reshape your [...]
As a mom of grown kids, how I wish I had had blogs to read when I was a mom of 4 little ones at home! I have found quite a few that I love to read, even though my kids are now grown. I hope that they will be an encouragement to you too!
10 blogs for busy moms
Simple Mom, which includes Simple Homemade, Simple Bites, Simple Homeschooling, and Simple Kids
Life Your Way, which has over 10 channels from motherhood to finances to organization
(in) Courage A great encouraging site for Christian women
Inspired to Action Encouraging [...]
I mentioned in an earlier post about creating Standard Operating Procedures for your home (SOPs). These are very commonly used in business and the concept can transfer over to running your home as well. It helps you and everyone else know what the routine and expectations are in your home, which should in turn help your house run smoother (most of the time anyway!)
Click picture for template!
Learn to delegate
One major cause of stress for moms is the fact that we TRY to do everything ourselves. We usually would like for others to help us, but we [...]
I do A LOT of surfing in my quest for finding inspiration and content to share with my readers. I come across a lot of awesome posts, so I thought I would do a Weekend Links post!
A YUMMY looking recipe from Simple Mom! Baked Lasagna Casserole
From More magazine Stressbusters for entrepreneurs- some great tips!
Very Pinteresting from Huffington Post
A Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche from Kraft
An older post from my other blog: 13 ways to stays stressed out
I love this office in a closet! From Better Homes & Gardens 17 Ways to Make Organization [...]
Any of these things, or something similar may have applied to you:
You are going to the grocery store at 10 pm to get ingredients make brownies for your child’s class tomorrow. You wake up at 4 am to clean house because you are hosting a bible study at your house this morning. You snap at your husband when he asks what’s for dinner when you have spent all afternoon cooking for a friend who just had a baby. Your 4 year old asks you to read a story and you tell her that you are “too busy” right [...]
Families today are always in a rush. Before kids are even born, parents are putting them on the waiting list at the best preschools, looking for sign language classes and Mommy and Me classes, and Creative Movement classes.
By the time they are 4 years old, kids have been exposed to more “culture” than we had in all of our school years.
But at what cost? And does it make them “better people”? Will they be smarter than the kids who don’t or can’t do all these things?
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t see anything wrong with teaching [...]