The Ultimate Christmas Break Activity List! Over 30 Ideas!

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Well…. Christmas Break is upon us once again Strong Mamas. And, I don’t know about you, but the days leading up to Christmas aren’t so bad. Those days are charged with anticipation and frenzy. Its the days AFTER the holiday that seem to drone on forever. And to that end, I thought I would give you a gift. Something you could really use. I have pulled out of my bag of tricks my go-to list of activities to tame the Monster of Boredom and the Fiend of Chaos. Merry Christmas Break! Continue reading

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My Weekend RESET!!

My Weekend Reset!

This post will take you about 8 minutes to read. You’re welcome!

Well Hello There Strong Mamas!

I am so excited about this new system, WEEKEND RESET, I am trying out!  I’ve been working it into our schedule for a few weeks and so far I am loving it and I want to share it with you!  It’s not my idea, but I have tweaked what I have researched so it works for my family.  I do most of my research for mama-stuff on Pinterest, and you can check out my Pinterest board on Weekend Resetting here (and while you’re at it you can follow me on Pinterest here, Instagram here and Facebook here) or check out my post on one of the tools I use to make it happen called “One of My Favorite Insanely Simple Family Management Tools.” Continue reading

Mama, What Have You DONE!?!

mama-what-have-you-done-is-nearThis post is for those of us who are feeling under the pile.  It will take about 7 minutes to read.

I was counseling a younger mother the other day who has little ones.  She was discouraged and overwhelmed to the point of tears by the amount of things that needed to be done that she just couldn’t finish… we all know that deal, right? Laundry, meals, doctor’s appointments, email, praying for our kids, HAIR if you have daughters and maybe HAIR, HAIR, HAIR if you have daughters of color, policing technology, college visits and move ins… the list is gargantuan.  And that is not an exaggeration.  Mamas, our lists ARE EVER-FLOWING WITH TASKS!  There is always more to do at home.  More to do in the training up of our children.  It feels like too much because it IS too much. Continue reading