7 Things Saving My Sanity as A Work-At-Homeschooling Mom

  7 Things Saving My Sanity I don't care what anyone says, life as a work-at-homeschooling mom isn’t easy, no matter how good at it you are. It takes, well, work to juggle work (whether it's a full-time job or a business of your own) plus homeschooling, and they're just aren’t a ton of extra…

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Have you bought new underwear this year?

When was the last time you bought new underwear? Not Dora underwear for the two-year-old or boxers for your husband, but new underwear for you. I know that's a pretty bold question to ask, but bear with me for a minute. In some ways, this question has become an archetype for self care, an example…

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7 things that are saving my life right now

I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to share the things that are saving my life right now.  Even though I truly do love these days with littles in the house again, it's definitely not the easiest stage of life as we balance the needs of our big girls, Sean starting a new business, homeschooling, and…

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What I really need you to say

This is the closest I could get to showing you my emotional-like-a-crazy-person face! Last Friday was quite the emotional day for us. As we continue working through a whole litany of doctor, dentist and vision appointments (mostly standard well visits times eight), we got some "not so great" news... First, we learned that our oldest daughter…

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Why I no longer set an alarm in the morning

Confession: I am a firm believer in the value of getting up early, getting your day started before your kids wake up, and taking control of your day. So it might surprise you to hear that I no longer set an alarm 99% of the time. The reason is simple: While I highly value and need those morning…

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The friends we all need

There are three types of friends: Friends for a reason. Friends for a season. Friends for a lifetime. ~Unknown The other day I was thinking about the friends in my life...the ones I enjoy talking to online and spending time with offline, and while I agree with the three types of friends in the quote…

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How self-care makes me {and you} a better mom

Self-care is something I've been blogging about more often in recent months, not because I've arrived in this area but because it's something I'm learning about and experiencing myself. I've been writing about self-care to remind readers—and myself—of its importance and the benefits and so on—and yet it's only been in the last few weeks that I've seen…

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Today is your day to start over

Last year, as the busyness of saying yes to too much began to overwhelm me and affect my sleep, my patience, my health, and my relationships, I drew a line in the sand: when a certain project was over and Christmas was behind us and we turned the page to 2015, things would be different. And…

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Building authentic friendships and community

As we head into March (and, hopefully, warmer weather!), I am so excited about our next Live course theme. This month we'll be talking about connection, friendship and community with Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom. Crystal recently moved from Kansas to Nashville, Tennessee, where she and her family dove into their new community and…

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Where intentional living and self-care intersect {and 8 books I love}

Some women struggle with believing that they should take care of themselves and some struggle with overscheduling and finding the time to make it happen (I tend to fall into the second group). What I'm realizing this year, though, is that intentional living and self-care go hand-in-hand. At it's core, living intentionally means living in a way…

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