Posts in the "Balance" category:

What!? Take care of me first?!

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Without nurturing their own energy, passion, and health–and without setting limits on their own activity–women are useful to no one. Self-care is about controlling your own health and happiness. It means the people in your life receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.


Barbara Walters’ One Regret

Barbara Walters expressing regret over not having a bigger family has Allyson thinking: It might be a worthwhile exercise to take a few minutes while thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions and ask ourselves, “What do I want more than anything else?”

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New Year’s Goals That Fit Our Current Stage

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

Do these things to make sure you aren't taking the important things for granted.

Six Ways to Never Take Motherhood for Granted

I definitely don’t have all the answers. But I have been thinking hard about what I can do to live my life more fully. I think there are some small measures we can take every day to make sure we are not taking the important things in life for granted.


How To Manage Your Mom Time

Do you ever feel like your watch is running in “fast forward?” Author Daisy Phillips shares valuable tips on how to better organize our time and how this will help us create a more positive attitude about motherhood.

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Back to School and Back to Basics

It’s back to school, and back to that crazy schedule. Power of Moms’ author Tasha Bradshaw shares great tips on how she keeps her sanity and finds balance and fulfillment by grounding herself to the basics.

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Learning to Accept Help from Others

As mothers, we sometimes put so much pressure on our own shoulders to appear as though we have it all together…while on the inside we are screaming for a little help. Sometimes that help has already been offered, but we turned it down in order to maintain a facade.


Picture Story: Their Own Tribe

When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I immediately became concerned for my other three children. How could I help them feel loved when I had two new babies to care for?


3 Tips for Balancing the Hats in Life

My hats include my roles as a writer, mother, business owner, wife, volunteer, homemaker, and teacher. Some days, I feel like I wear all my hats with ease. Most days, I feel like I am scrambling to get everything done. These three practical solutions have helped me maintain some balance in my life.

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Develop a System for Balance

How often do you find yourself feeling out of balance? It feels as though there are so many things in your envelope that you just can’t cram in one more thing, but somehow you manage to do it anyway. Your life is full of “stuff” and sometimes you feel that you are in the thick […]

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If I Had Four More Arms and One More Brain

“If I had four more arms and one more brain, I might be able to help you.”  This phrase is uttered a lot around my house lately. With five children demanding my attention and help throughout the day, the playing field is very lopsided. I often feel like there is just not enough of me […]