4 Easy Tips For Moms To Relieve Stress

Being a mom sometimes feels like you are participating in an obstacle course against your will. No matter the three steps forward you might have taken, you are immediately pushed two steps backward. Whether you’re tripping over legos or getting your elbow stuck in syrup as you sit down to eat your cold breakfast, sometimes you just need a guide to help relieve daily stress. As a mama, there are many demands on your time, so it’s no wonder you sometimes feel zapped of energy trying to deal with the chaos that surrounds you. Being a mother doesn’t mean you need to lose yourself in the process. Make time to look after yourself so you are ready to face the challenges (and the joys) of motherhood. 1. Get out of bed before the kids. It’s 4:50 a.m. and my tired body is up with my tea and frozen waffles. There was no alarm set for this time, but my eyes weren’t able to stay shut any longer and productivity won over the tossing and turning in bed. Waking up before your kids does NOT need to be a daily occurrence, but a few times a week can really make a difference. Those few, […]

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5 Tips For Mompreneurs To Achieve Balance

Excited to have personal and professional development expert, Claire Adams, share tips for mompreneurs to achieve balance! Enjoy! Mompreneurs are the modern-day epitome of the Wonder Woman – they exude confidence, decisiveness and a protective, yet loving warmth. And above all, they seem almost too good to be true, much like an unreachable ideal we cannot fully comprehend, let alone embody. But in reality, Mompreneurs are as human as one can be, imperfectly perfect in their drive to find new ways to make the most of motherhood while pursuing a career. We can learn so much from them. Our parenting journey is riddled with confusion and worry, and a working mother learns to handle the chaos with creativity and resourcefulness. 1. A support system is pivotal. No matter how strongly we believe that motherhood is a full-time occupation (as it truly is), there are times during the day when you need to focus on your work and other chores so that you can switch to back to the “mom role” as soon as possible. You also need that precious time of silence, solitude, and socialization, so perhaps grandparents or your partner in crime can step in and spend some quality time […]

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The Most Important Thing To Know Before Going Back To School

The end of the summer is here, and many of us are preparing for a new school year! Oh, how the summer has flown by leaving nothing behind but memories and sunkissed skin. As someone with a heart for the younger generations, I wanted to share an important concept to teach your kids before they return to school this year. “You will only find fulfillment when you embrace your unique identity in Christ.” When I was young, authenticity was incredibly hard because I didn’t know who I was. I felt different — just like every other young person. But instead of dissecting my differences and sinking into them, I did everything I could to blend in. It’s easy to believe that school aged kids should fall-in line with everyone else and only stand out for things that are praiseworthy and notable right? Wrong. You see, we were created in the image of God, but not all in the same way. God is intricately complex and has created each one of us to reflect different parts of Him. When we are hiding in who He created us to be, we aren’t fully reflecting His image into the world. What does this have […]

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3 Important Things To Consider After Having A Family

Things change after becoming a parent. For one, alarm clocks are a thing of the past. You see, I have two littles who enjoy waking me at the first sign of light peeking in through their blinds. They quietly tiptoe down the stairs and whisper “Mommy…” at the foot of my bed. I swallow my frustration wanting just a few more minutes of rest and put my own needs aside. From the moment we wake and all throughout the day, the needs of my children come first. We have three “healthy” meals each day with some snacks scattered in between. We try to maintain a balance of active play and a few hours of rest time in the afternoon. And then sometimes we are in survival mode until everything cycles back around to begin the new day. Becoming a parent is one of the greatest experiences, it doesn’t matter whether it is your first time, second, or more, the overwhelming love never changes, and the overwhelming feeling of protection grows. However, it is hard to overcome what can feel like being stuck inside a bubble at times — especially when it comes to you and your future. All of your energy […]

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Why Children Make The Best Teachers

Motherhood can be a funny thing. We spend years putting as much effort into the lives of our kids as possible, hoping to teach them new things and introduce them to the world. Children are wonderfully innocent, and they have the amazing benefit of being able to experience everything for the first time. The world is like a giant coloring book to them — completely blank and ready for the pages to be brought to life. I have always viewed motherhood from the perspective of a teacher. We’re the ones teaching our kids everything, right? Of course, this is true, we do teach kids so much about the world that they take with them as they grow older. But, did you ever stop and think about how much your kids are teaching you? It’s an interesting idea, and something I touched upon in a previous article that I wrote after taking my son to the library. I won’t go through the whole thing here, but the main aim of the piece was to show that kids see things from different perspectives. They approach the world in a different way, and their memories are forged differently. It really got me thinking, […]

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