Being a mom is a tough job. There’s always someone who needs you or a task to be accomplished. It takes real determination and stamina to make sure the household and your career continue to run smoothly. You’re busy, tired and probably don’t have a lot of extra time on your hands.
There’s no reason to worry. Take a look at what you’re working with and believe in yourself. You can do it with your perseverance and a few extra tools in your back pocket. All it takes is your willingness to step up to the plate and try. See simple things every mom needs to succeed.
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You can’t survive as a mom without your alone time. Be sure to schedule it as often as possible so you have time to yourself. Use this as self-care time and go get a manicure or curl up and read a good book. Your family will see you when you’re done, so don’t worry about them while you’re supposed to be relaxing. It doesn’t do you any good feeling guilty or bad about taking time for yourself. Remember how hard you work and that you deserve it.
Being a busy mom that works hard both inside and outside the home is a good enough reason why you should hire a cleaner. Be honest about how much extra time you have to tidy up the house, and if it’s non-existent then talk to your spouse about getting a cleaner onboard. You’ll come home to a clean house after a long day or work and won’t feel as stressed. It’ll be worth the small investment it takes to secure help.
Find a work-life balance by setting boundaries and knowing when to call it quits at both locations. Learn to say no to the person at work who keeps asking you to stay late. Make meals ahead of time so you’re prepared to serve them each week. Help yourself out by keeping a schedule and not overcommitting yourself in any one area. Remember to save a couple of calendar slots to take care of you too.
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Instead of stressing about your mom duties, make a plan and charge ahead with purpose. Work efficiently and you’ll feel a lot less overwhelmed each week. These are simple things every mom needs to succeed.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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