A survey of 100 marriage counselors revealed that the #1 cause for divorce is poor communication. That's not surprising to you, is it?
In fact, I'd venture to say your own relationship struggles also stem from poor communication, be it a spouse, a teenager or a coworker. Am I right?
Think back to your childhood. Was your mom stressed out? Did you seem to somehow miss the mark with her expectations often? 👧🧑🧒🧑👧 What was the thing you REALLY wanted from your mom? Was it more clothes? Was it for her to be skinnier? Was it for her to do the dishes more or keep … Continue reading What your kids really want from you
Food is the most important thing you can buy with your money. Well, that was dramatic, wasn't it? But it's true. Besides oxygen and water, food is the most basic survival need. Now, most of us are blessed in that we don't wonder where our next meal is coming from or if we can afford … Continue reading How to tame your food budget
Somehow, pajamas and general frumpiness become the uniform of motherhood. It’s so lame. We think it’s easier. And maybe it is. But it also reinforces a lot of the issues we face as moms like depression, lack of self-worth, isolation and boredom.
Put Your Big Girl Panties on will give you applicable questions, exercises, and advice from someone just like you. It will feel like a conversation at a coffee shop, filled with knowing glances and giggles. It will give you a safe space to feel the things you’re feeling while also coaching you ever closer to a better version of you. You see, one thing is absolutely 100% true. No one else is going to come along and magically save you. You are the hero of your own story. You are the one that is going to make your best life possible. You are going to show up for yourself, you are going to solve your own problems. And you’re going to feel really confident and satisfied when you do. You’re going to save yourself. Let’s go.
But why would you get rid of so many clothes? Because doing so allows you to reduce clutter and focus on what you really love. These items help you to reduce every day decision anxiety and also ensure you look and feel like a million bucks.
You're probably busy, you're stressed and you're anxious trying to do for them. You're probably weighing mom guilt and feeling stretched thin trying to do for them.
But what do your kids really want? More than all you're doing "for them?"
Your kids just want YOU to be happy.
Everything in your home should follow the fork’s example.
If you find a fork in the bathroom you immediately know it’s in the wrong place.
And you immediately know where it’s supposed to be. In fact, everyone in your home would know the fork is out of place. If everything in your home had a place to live like that, you would find it so much easier to keep your home together and stop chasing your tail.
My clients have major issues with laundry. My friends have major issues with laundry. Almost everyone I know except myself and my mom suffers from lingering laundry syndrome. What is lingering laundry syndrome? LLS is a condition of perpetual laundry. It's where laundry always lingers around. There is always some form of laundry task beckoning you. … Continue reading Lingering Laundry Syndrome (LLS)
We will continue this game. Positivity and encouragement are contagious. Furthermore, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon tells us that as we start looking for these pause & applause moments we will actually notice them more. The more good you focus on, the more good you'll have to focus on. We are also reinforcing and rewarding awesome behavior. It's a cycle of awesome.