I’m addicted to “order”. As a creature of habit, I want everything to be the same every day. I like everything organized and well planned out. I don’t like surprises or chaos. By having three children under the age of 10, my desire for no surprises and no chaos has been tossed out the window. […]
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As your children age, you will spend some time in reflection. Thinking about the things that you should have done differently. While you should spend some time focusing on bad decisions in order not to repeat them, focusing too much on these issues is not productive. There is always something that you could have done […]
As a new mommy, the most important thing you can do is find a safe place for your baby. It can be hard for you to leave your baby in the arms of another person and return to work. However, there are several strategies that you can take to make it easier. Don’t let the […]
Babies fuss for several reasons. My personal favorite is ear infections. All of my children were plagued by ear infections causing fevers that kept them out of daycare when they weren’t contageious. For you working mothers, you know how frustrating this can be. My kids had ear infections for months at a time. You can’t […]
What do you worry about? As moms, we tend to worry about everything. Not only do we worry about finances, work, and relationships, we also worry about whether we feed our child enough vegetables, or if our kids brush their teeth good enough, and when will they ever stop peeing on the floor. Seriously, my […]
Yes, I know. The baby is sleeping on his stomach, but it’s a cute picture. So, let’s roll with it. By this point, you’re exhausted. It’s 2 o’clock in the morning and you’ve been up since midnight trying to get your baby to stop crying. Or, it is 3 in the afternoon and you’ve been […]
So, why do some people worry more than others? There is some research that indicates worry can have a genetic or an early environmental link. While other research indicates that excessive worry can come from parents that were overprotective or children that worried about their parents while they were growing up. Additionally, some research claims […]
How can you save time and energy? By being organized! One way that you can improve your organization is to anticipate and plan for wait times. Waiting is inevitable. Within a day’s time period, something or someone will be late. How many times per day do you find yourself waiting? For your kids to put […]
My kiddos have all struggled with sleep over the years. My youngest 2 especially have struggled with sleep. As a matter of fact, my youngest didn’t sleep through the night until she was over 3 years old. It sucked the first 1 1/2. After that, I was used to it. I stopped stressing over it. […]
People procrastinate for several reasons, but a big reason is due to fear of failure. You “worry” that you’ll mess up what you need to do, so you don’t do it; which results in you worrying about not getting it done. A vicious cycle begins! How do you fix fear of failure? Don’t sell yourself […]