This article was originally published on April 27, 2011. I’ve always loved organizing tips. It’s fun to learn new ways to sort, process, and complete tasks and projects, but once I became a mother, nearly every piece of organizing advice I received left me feeling frustrated. What worked for most people simply didn’t work for […]
Posts in the "Balance" category:
Do you sometimes wonder where “the old you” went? Looking for ways to replenish this year? Here are some great ideas!
While some things change as you move from one stage to the next, other challenges remain the same. I think finding a balance between getting personal work done and being fully present for our children is something mothers will always struggle with
I will forever be grateful to my wise friend, Laney, who, in one life-changing conversation, helped me to start challenging “mom-guilt.”
In this podcast Desiree Ward talks about how she has implemented daily quiet time with her children. April and Desi share their top tips for making quiet time a success for you and your children! For more ideas on creating a special quiet time at your house check out April’s original post, Mommy’s Quiet Time […]
I was recently with a group of my trusted friends when I sheepishly admitted that I don’t like playing with my kids. Fortunately, they had lots of good ideas of ways to make play more natural and enjoyable for me as a mother.
I liked the idea of wrestling with a yoga pose. I liked not doing a half-way job for 60 seconds and then moving on.. I wanted, desperately, to peel back the pose to its core. Lately I’ve been wondering: what if this philosophy could be applied to motherhood?
When I asked my five-year-old how we could improve the transition of our new baby into our family, I was surprised by his thoughtful response.
A few years ago, my family was going through a lot of changes. I looked for books to help my two-year-old know what to expect, but it was hard to find age-appropriate story lines. So I wrote my own book! It might be a perfect approach for you, too.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed when facing tasks and problems that normally wouldn’t bother you? (Maybe you experience hormonal swings throughout the month?) If so, you’re not alone, and April and Eric Perry have a really specific “prescription” that works in their family.
I love my son’s morning routine chart because it holds me accountable for the things that are important to me as a mother—the things that would probably get lost in the midst of the urgent “to-dos” and daily craziness of motherhood, if they weren’t included in our simple chart.
The fact is that there are more things to do in life than time to do them. If we’re feeling overwhelmed, it could be because we’re trying to fit WAY too much on our plate. The strategies outlined in this audio post can help fix that!