How To Have A Successful Day As A Stay At Home Mom

This is the final post in the series How to Beat Motherhood Overwhelm in 7 Easy Steps.

I have had small kids in my home for 10 years!  My oldest just had her tenth birthday and my youngest is one and a half. Maybe that makes me an expert? Not really, an expert on my own kids, sure – but kids, families, people are all so different! This whole series has been written about what works for me!  Take what you love, leave the rest – that’s my blog/reading/life motto lol Continue reading

Three Things You Need To Start Doing Today To Beat Overwhelm

This is the fourth step in the series How To Beat Motherhood Overwhelm In 7 Easy Steps.

Hey Mama.

I see you.

Everything is flying out of control and all you want is to do the best for your kiddos. Most of the time. You also just want to sleep, or think, or pee in peace. You want to be noticed. You want someone to ask how YOU are instead of just the pregnancy/baby/kids. Maybe there are people in your life who think your stay-at-home life is ‘little’ somehow, sub par. Maybe there are people in your life who think this life is your biggest dream, but it totally is not. Or maybe you have a lot of people around you who love and support you and you feel like crap for not feeling joyful right now. “Enjoy them while they’re young”, they say – and all you can think is – I can’t enjoy anything right now!

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Seven Quick Tips From A Mom of Six

When people see me with my kids, they immediately start counting. Then they say all sorts of things, with all sorts of meanings and feelings behind them. I’ve come to realize you can’t hold people’s first thoughts against them, which has greatly reduced my stress levels 😉 But, once people kind of adjust to the shock of our family size, I often hear, how do you do it!? So, for all you Mom’s looking at me and shaking your head, here’s some little quick tips: Continue reading