I just couldn't take it anymore! I drug all of their stuff out of their room and downstairs. I created a budget for them to buy their own stuff back. This entire concept reinforces the idea of wanting what you already have. It was a lesson in gratitude and abundance.
Just like your home, your schedule might be in need of some deep cleaning. You might have somethings that are growing cobwebs or collecting dust. You might have some things that need to be thrown out in the trash. There might even be something exciting you can add in like a fresh bouquet of flowers. Either … Continue reading Spring cleaning your schedule
In his latest sermon series on habits, Pastor Craig Groeschel talks about flossing (as in oral hygiene, not dancing). According to him, it’s the main discipline he set into place years ago that has had the biggest domino effect on other disciplines in his life. In the beginning, it gave him the confidence that he … Continue reading One Habit To Rule Them All
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I AM SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS! I've spent the last year putting together all the tools and tricks of what has worked for me, my clients and my mentors into a book. I also spent last year getting my certification as a Life Coach. The next step is what this post … Continue reading Big Girl Panties Academy
There are two things that make me sooooo much less of a nice human. One is having to repeat myself. MUCH, much worse though is when I'm running late. It is not a pretty picture. It is behaviour unbecoming. I'm not proud of how it changes me as a mom, as a wife, even as a driver on the road. Knowing that it's like the Mr. Hyde juice to my Dr. Jekyll, the Hulk serum to my Bruce Banner, I've made some modifications in our lives so I can stay away from the dark side.
Happy Sunday! I hope you're having a great day! On Sunday's, I like to do alllll the planning for the week while I'm calm, relaxed and happy. Before I sit down with my hubby for our marriage meeting, I get my own things in line. Want to take a peek at my plan? Maybe it … Continue reading Sunday planning
This weekend I checked myself into rehab. Not that kind of rehab. No, I checked myself into a hotel room where I'd spend the next 48 hours alone if I chose. I'd spend time quiet, contemplative. Mostly, I'd spend time doing what I want. I've got a line in my book that says: Moms fantasize about … Continue reading Going solo
Routine acts like a safety net to a child where so much is constantly changing. It’s so hard being a kid. You know, having someone cook for you, change your diapers, carry you everywhere and provide for all your needs. No wait, that’s not the hard part. What’s hard is that their brains, their bodies, their grade level and their eating habits are constantly changing. It can be pretty tough for a little person. Having a routine means they have something constant, they have reassurance that some things are predictable.
The goal with simplifying our homes is to make things really easy to put away which, coincidentally, also makes them easy to get out. That’s how we keep the clutter monster from returning.
And that reality is harsh. I see many women lacking the self worth to set proper boundaries. They are showing their family love by doing everything for them. But they aren't showing themselves any love. While that seems saintly and selfless, it ends up giving society women who are unhappy, stressed, anxious, tired, sick, mean, in need of rehab or wanting a divorce. No, really. Boundaries are a tough part of adulting, especially since we've probably jacked them up to begin with. But we can change and so can they.