5 things to do when you feel 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 bedrest

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10 Steps to Avoid Mental 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 for

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How can moms battle 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 our

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Are you too busy to take care of YOU?

This post was written and first published over 2 years ago. While my life has changed quite a bit, the message here is still the same: Mothers have got to take care of themselves. In ALL ways.

So let me ask you:

As a busy wife and mother who was, up until last year, working 80+ hours a week, I did not take much time for myself. I

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What causes moms to be stressed?

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?”

Day-to-Day Stress

And then there

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8 ways to slow life down

Lives today are very busy, that is no secret. Parents and families running to and fro, from one activity or task to the next. We get so busy doing that we forget we are human BE-ings.

How can we slow our pace down and begin enjoying our lives and our families?

If you look at some of the activities that many of us like to do, you can see

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8 reasons we don’t have enough time

Moms today are always on the go.

We have dozens of things running through our brain, trying to keep up with who needs what and when. And we never seem to have enough time to do it all, whatever “all” is!

How do we slow down and have more time?

Being so busy keeps us from enjoying our lives, enjoying our families, enjoying ourselves. But believe it or not,

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Declutter your mind

There is so much attention given these days to clutter. There are TV shows such as Hoarders or Clean Sweep. On the front of any woman’s magazine you will find an article about clearing clutter. And there are MANY websites and blogs whose focus is to help you clear your crap!

And we need it to be cleared. But as we work on our physical clutter, and start emptying some

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7 steps to 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: The

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Making the most of time spent in the car

After coming across a conversation on Facebook by one of my sister bloggers, Christine Wolf, talking about how exhausting all the driving kids around can be, I thought I would write a post with some tips to make the most of the car time. By the other comments on the thread, it was obvious that she was not alone in her sentiments.

So how can you make the most

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