Is it actually possible to become a better mom when kids are constantly underfoot? You know those times when you feel all pressed in? Ahh, summertime! Ya loved it as a kid; not so much as a mama. Kids underfoot all day means constant feedings, fightings, and fraying of (mom’s) nerves. Water gun fights, ice cream, and sticky floors. Laundry …
How to disconnect and enjoy your kids this summer; Practicing the art of family connections, communication, and solid parenting involvement.
Ever been accused of being a senior citizen – before you were one? Here’s how to get your senior citizen discount without asking. (Some people are bitter.) Musings of a 50-something in denial. Game on, patronizing world – you have met your match.
31 home, parenting, and blogging resources to put a spring in your mama-step. Tips for home decor, healthy cooking, homeschooling, finding time in the Word, and getting your blog up and running!
Tired of stressful family dinners with kids? I hear you, mom. Here’s how to actually enjoy dinnertime with your kids, with ideas for simple meals and family bonding. Including the Dinnertime Survival Guide with 6 strategies for family table bonding. These tips work! #dinnertime #mealtime #mealtimewithkids #familydinner
Have you ever thought to spring clean your mind for focus? Spring cleaning – I just love the thought of those two little words! My mind’s eye pictures sun-dappled, gleaming floors; light streaming through sparkling glass windows. White vases, laden with tulips, flank clean kitchen counters. A gentle breeze from the freshly swept deck wafts a subtle fragrance of potted …
How to start a blog; 20 practical steps for newbie success. How I found my audience, created products they needed, and learned the tricks of the trade! Learn how to start, where to start, and how to find your blog focus.
The one battle you won’t win with your kid; 8 tips for picky eaters. As a mom of 4 I feel your pain and these 8 tips worked for me. Feed your kids meals they like and save your sanity with the Frazzled Mom’s Picky Eater Checklist!
“He trusted in God”; human rationalization in the face of grief. Actual answers to prayer from Scripture for support and comfort through emotionally hard times dealing with loss, pain, and suffering. It’s so tough to trust God, but here is a heart-felt prayer for the hurting.
How to make a decision when you don’t know what God wants; It’s hard! But this one step helped me when life got hard. God has answers to our difficult questions when we bring our choices to Him, we just have to know how to look for them. #decisions #decisionmaking #difficultchoices #choices
7 mindsets for goals; achieving self-motivation. How to spur yourself to carry through personal long-term goals; inspiration for your spirit – make this your year to overcome!
One scheduling secret for your haste to “git ‘er done” I’m a task oriented person, not a people oriented one. I tend to run right over my people to accomplish my goals. It’s a lesson I keep learning over and over. In my passion to get things done and yet my desire to honor God and love my people, …
How to clean out your email in 10 minutes or less using the best thing I’ve found on the internet! Declutter your mind and focus on things that matter this year. #emailclutter #declutter #unclutter #mindclutter
Ten years ago I thought it was impossible to achieve victory in goal setting. You see, I experienced a giant slump in my spiritual life. I could have been the “Christian Failure” poster child. Oh, I didn’t look that way on the outside. But on the inside? My heart was in turmoil. Swirling thoughts inside my brain rang of doubt …
Time in the Word: the advice I didn’t want to take How is your soul today? Are you restless, peace-less, and guilt-ridden from “mom freakout”? Let me ask you a more direct question: how long has it been since you spent time in the Word? When I was a young mom, I constantly beat myself up over skipping “devotions”. Recalling …
One valuable lesson I wish I’d learned as a younger mom – no condemnation! What one mom learned from an emotional encounter and her new attitude adjustment for next time.
“I believe the relationship and bonds we create with our children will get us through the strong-willed battles of the teen years.” YES! This is how we forge winter’s tension; by building strong bonds early on. Here’s how to do that.
I need a new “over 50’s hairdo for my daughter’s wedding the end of this month. There will be pictures. Wishing to drop 20 pounds before the blessed event (yet knowing this won’t happen because I have the metabolism of a snail), the one thing I can control is my hair. (Sort of.) *This post contains affiliate links. Should you …
“Mom worry” – every mom owns it. Motherhood often equals anxiety, but the believing mom can claim comfort from God’s truths – especially when she holds up a big ole glass and waits for Christ to fill ‘er up! See how learning to be still is worth the effort!
Strong-willed teens; how to appreciate and foster their strengths. Whether you parent girls or boys, you can help them harness their energy, steering them towards positive life goals. Take heart, mama – we’ve seen it happen!