When we moved our family from Hawaii to Utah, I did everything I could to emotionally prepare my children. However, during it all, I forgot to prepare myself.
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I believe the simple life is attainable for anyone anywhere, whether we’re living on a farm or right in the middle of a bustling metropolitan area. The simple life has little to do with possessions or circumstances and everything to do with our inner thoughts and our perspective.
Struggling to maintain a clean, organized house? These six simple steps may be the key for you and your family!
A woman progressing is like a spider molting. Her old ways don’t work anymore, just like the outer skin of a spider becomes too small for its growing body.Molting is a natural process, but it involves pain, conviction, and patience.
Our lives are determined by our intentions. I am no longer the frazzled, “busy” mom I once was. Instead, I now try each day to pause, to create, and to intentionally be the mother I want to be.
Allyson Reynolds is talking metaphorically here. The phrase comes from a professor of English–the idea is to write objectively and avoid getting so lost in love with your favorite words, phrases, or ideas that you can’t “murder” them for the sake of creating something more succinctly wonderful. Now Allyson’s applying it to motherhood (again, metaphorically).
Have you ever had a deep inner desire to take control of your out-of-control life and make it simpler? I did!
In the midst of all the conflicting advice out there about what the best mothering practices are, it’s so easy to constantly second-guess ourselves. Includes a tongue-in-cheek chart that will help you see how silly some of our worries really are.
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.
Sometimes, I resent that my life even requires the effort it takes to be organized. But you know what? I’m a mom. So whether I like it or not, being organized is a skill I simply have to master.
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.
It’s important to accept that perfect, ongoing balance is just not going to be possible for most of us. And that’s OK. But it’s also important to find a simple system for ensuring that we do some things we really care about every day.