Life can present some interesting challenges. One of these is taking care of your parents as they get older - while taking care of your own children at the same time. This combination, and feeling pulled in two different directions at once, can quickly leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Finding a balance takes some time and a little cooperation from everyone involved. Develop a Support System The first step in easing the burden is to admit that sometimes you need a little help ... Continue Reading
Finding a balance between taking care of your children and your parents takes some time and a little cooperation from everyone involved.
Check out these time-savings tips for the busy mom.
Are you a busy mom? I don't know many moms who aren't - but being busy can be stressful. Ease up on your stress with these time-saving tips: Be Organized You know that old phrase, "A place for everything and everything in it's place"? Well, I am a big believer in that. I do have a place for everything and everything goes to its place at the end of the day. Books go on the bookshelves, dishes to the sink, clothes in the hamper, etc. I also try to keep all paper items in the trash or filed ... Continue Reading
Introduce the classics to your children with age-appropriate and fun choices.
Why do I like the classics? My favorite era for authors is the mid 1800's to mid 1900's. To me it seems as though the writing is stronger and more detailed. When you read an author such as J.R.R. Tolkien, CS Lewis or Louisa May Alcott and compare the writings against a modern day author you will sit up and notice that the words and the story suck you in so that you feel like you are a part of the story. Why Read the Classics to Your Children? Reading the classics to your kids will give them ... Continue Reading
Creating after school structure and stability is vital to a peaceful afternoon!
Creating after school structure and stability is vital to a peaceful afternoon! Picture this: It’s 3:30PM, you’ve already worked your workday, and now it's time to go pick up the kids after school. Mine are usually waiting outside running around outside their classroom door like out of control/been cooped up all day kids! You (mom or dad) are hungry, you want to sit down and take a rest, but, it’s kid time now and they want your attention, they want to eat, and they want to ... Continue Reading