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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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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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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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Are you too busy to take care of 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.

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Get more done by doing the right things at the right time

Source: The Household Planner

Source: The Household Planner

Learning to be more productive will help you to get the important or necessary things done in the time you have. The goal of being more productive is NOT to cram even more stuff in your life. Being efficient and effective in how you get things done will allow you more time for the important stuff in your life, whether that is kids, spouse,

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What to clean if you only have 5 minutes

What can you clean in just 5 minutes

Our lives as moms can be SO busy. We don’t know whether we are coming or going a lot of the time. This can make it difficult to carve out time to truly clean our house. Eventually we will have to deep clean, but I wanted to share with you what you can accomplish even if you JUST have 5 minutes. While you are waiting on a kid to

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Homemaking bundle e-book sale

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive

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8 reasons we don’t have enough time

Why 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

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7 steps to finish the unfinished stuff

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:

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