Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionEvery week I do a Monday Mom Confession because while we all want the very best for our children, it’s impossible to do everything right all the time.  Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons.  I’d love for you to join me – share a link to your own confession post in the comments, or just make your confession here!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!

I’m just gonna get right to it.

I don’t really like my slow cooker. Continue reading


Are Weekends Different?

I have a stupid question today.  For those of you who are home during the week, how are weekends different?

I know there are some obvious answers:  the husband is home, school-aged kids are home, there aren’t as many scheduling demands, etc… Continue reading


Take Five

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You’re trying to figure out how to find balance, and you know that time isn’t really the problem.  But how can you get to the root of the issue?

Start by taking a few moments for yourself.  And mama, I know it’s not easy, but I’m sure you can find five. Continue reading


Easy Money Tip: Reducing Bill-Paying Panic

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Last night I got home late from my photography class, checked my email, and saw a utility bill statement that had just been sent out.

I paid it, then promptly got up, walked across the living room, and turned down the heat. Continue reading


Time Isn’t Your Problem

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Last week I talked about how, in order to find balance, you need to step back and identify what’s really preventing you from achieving it.

And I knew what you all were going to say before you even said it.

I don’t have enough time!”

Mamas, I feel you.  But I’m also going to challenge you.  Time isn’t your problem.

Here’s why. Continue reading


Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionEvery week I do a Monday Mom Confession because while we all want the very best for our children, it’s impossible to do everything right all the time.  Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons.  I’d love for you to join me – share a link to your own confession post in the comments, or just make your confession here!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!

It’s about to get a little deep and reflective, ladies.  And I do hope you read the whole of this post because if you don’t, I fear you’ll get the complete wrong idea.

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Truth.

-Gloria Furman in Mom Enough (c)

I’ve been reading through a book (free download if you care to join me) and while my views on it are still being shaped, I ran into this little nugget. Continue reading


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