Category Archive: Balancing the Busy

Dec 20 2017

This Week, Choose Joy

Are you having the most hectic week of your entire year? 50 weeks culminating to this? No wonder we celebrate the new year! But in the midst of the crazy we always have a choice about how we respond. I know it’s a tough balance between super mom and super-chill mom. I’ve tried  to make …

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Dec 08 2017

Shopping and Saving This Christmas

I’ve got this love hate thing going on with Christmas shopping. I love getting a good deal, but I don’t want to feel like I spent my whole season hunting for the lowest prices. But on the contrary, it’s against my nature to just buy what I need and disregard that it may go on …

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Nov 19 2017

My Mini Guide to Black Friday

Before the turkey is even cold, people will be out shopping for Black Friday (Thursday?) deals. We can all agree that we don’t like the infringing on the Thanksgiving holiday. But some may also agree that the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping is so much fun! I’d be lying if I said I haven’t …

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Nov 10 2017

What I’ve Learned From My Jeans

Since the cool weather has finally hit here, it was time to put away summer strappy shoes and sun dresses for the season. But when I approached my closet it threatened to swallow me whole if I didn’t clean up. My overwhelming amount of jeans were staring me in the face and I admit, there …

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Aug 24 2017

Another Season of Busy

Anyone else feeling the crazies set in of school and after-school activities beginning? Oh sure. I could be a sane mother who lets their kid participate in just one activity at a time. But oh no, I said yes to four dance classes and soccer for both kids. My neighbor is letting her son play …

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Aug 17 2017

First Day of School Feelings

I’m feeling all the feelings this morning as the kids go back to school. We were all ready for today. Summer freedom was turning to boredom, turning to let’s all bicker with each other instead. This family needed some space. Great summer memories and time together but looking forward to a change. Now the house …

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Dec 09 2016

Trying to Keep Perspective When Times are Tough

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I told my sister I was thinking of not doing a Christmas card this year. We were supposed to have family pictures done and now that we’re up against a time crunch, I’m not exactly feeling full of cheer and cheesy poses. I don’t want to worry over matching outfits, the perfect lighting, etc. I’m …

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Oct 23 2015

Three Things to do in October to Prepare For a Less Stressful Christmas

Three things you can do in October for a less stressful Christmas

62 days until Christmas. Yes, I just went there. Even before Halloween. I don’t like the Christmas décor in the stores right now any more than you do. But you know what? I’ve got this sweet spot of about two quiet weeks right now and I want to use them for good! I’m not encouraging you to …

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Aug 05 2015

A Summer Adventure: Appreciating Time with My Kids

Summer Adventure

As the final weeks of summer rush upon us, I decided that I wanted to take the kids on an adventure. They have had plenty of time at various camps and have maxed out their fort building and game playing skills on “at home” days. Plus, when we stay home, I’m always in “doing” mode. …

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Mar 06 2015

Strengthen Your Family: Eat dinner together

Of all the traditions that I’ve tried to create for my family, eating dinner together every night might be the most important. In our crazy, hurried world, this is one of my best “balancing the busy” tactics. I’m not sure if it began consciously. As a couple, my husband and I always ate together and …

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