It’s an amazing thing to be a mother in the 21st century. We really can “have it all” if we so choose: a family, a career, and the enjoyment of personal pursuits. But if we aren’t careful, we may end up more frazzled than fulfilled.
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I’m standing in the kitchen surrounded by sounds of children playing. My mind is running a million miles an hour with ideas, goals, and projects. I clearly have a window of opportunity, but I stand paralyzed, unsure of what to do first. Sound familiar? That used to be my reality.
Consider what your end goal for this holiday season is. Write it down, and start working backwards!
I want to give my teenagers a voice of encouragement that, yes, they can do things on their own!
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed and going through obligatory motions for the sake of keeping tradition? Would you like to free yourself from this trap or prevent yourself from falling in all together? If so, I suggest the following three solutions: simplify, delegate, and establish boundaries.
It may seem like every moment of our days are filled with mom-duties, but the truth is that there are little pockets of time (or more, depending on your season of mothering) that you can claim all for yourself. And then when you do have a few minutes for you, what do you deliberately do with them? Here are three moms’ ideas for how to wisely use that mom-time.
A visit to the doctor told me that my stress was affecting my health. I realized that I had to do something to get some much needed time for myself. It wasn’t always long, but I consistently started to do something for myself every day.
As my kids have gotten older, I have more free moments in my life. I have looked forward to these moments for years and want to fill them intentionally. Here are some of the things I have chosen to do with these small spaces in my day.
When I was in college, I could barely wash dishes. It’s not that I didn’t want to, I just didn’t have the skills. Fast forward to being a busy mom with young children. If I could delegate tasks to my children, I would be teaching them valuable skills. But how?
Being organized in the housecleaning arena is a must for me. I get bothered seeing a messy spot in my house. However, if I know I’ll get to that messy spot on its assigned day it doesn’t bother me as much. So, I came up with a weekly cleaning schedule.
As the mother in our house, I had control over the schedule. I was successful at this motherly duty and everyone arrived where they were supposed to be and with what they needed. That was until last Fall, when our family decided to come up with a plan to eliminate debt.
I usually read magazines in the bathtub as I soak my cares away. However, my magazine subscriptions it seemed that my magazine mountain was growing rather than shrinking. The mountain wasn’t the problem. The fact that I never found time to read them was the problem. But, I discovered a solution.