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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Why I Got Started With Essential Oils

Essential oils are a huge trend right now, everyone seems to be talking about them. I stayed away from the whole thing for years. I was super skeptical of the set up of any personal sales companies. If you look through my home you won’t find patterned leggings, subscription based shake powder or fancy skin care products. I wondered things like, what do you even do with those snake oils? Or, why does it matter what’s in my lotion?

So what changed? How did essential oils sneak past my skepticism?

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The One Thing That Changed My Parenting

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

I so wanted this post to be a book or an idea that could just perfect you as a mother, as a parent, as a person. I want a quick fix, for me, and for you. I want mothers everywhere to just wake up one day, completely fixed and able to be the Moms they always wanted to be. Cool under pressure. Loving and kind under the worst circumstances. Fun, happy, inviting. Lifting their kids up on wings to soar into adulthood with not one ounce of turbulence. I haven’t found that thing, but I have found perhaps the next best thing. Continue reading

How To Love Being A Mom

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

If you’ve clicked on this post you’re probably overwhelmed, finding it hard to love motherhood or some variation of the two. Motherhood is hard. Managing a household, raising loving, well mannered children to become functioning adults and not forgetting yourself, your pursuits and your other relationships in the process is… overwhelming! Continue reading

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 πŸ˜‰ 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