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How to Control Your Temper {Thrive @ Home Thursday}

How to Control Your Temper

Do you ever struggle to keep your temper under control in times of discord with your children or husband (or anyone else, for that matter). Here's something I've begun to do... My toddler is a little obsessed with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. She watches it almost every day and has just about all the songs memorized. One of songs is about taking a deep breath when you are upset. "When you get so mad that you want to ROAR, Take a deep breath and count to four." We've been using the deep breath method of calming down since before I had heard about Daniel Tiger. We count to … [Read more...]

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How to Maintain a Good Attitude {Thrive @ Home Thursday}

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Hello! So, tell me.... How have your feelings been toward your God-given responsibilities lately? I think maintaining a good attitude is something we all struggle with from time to time. So, that's what today's Quick Tip is about. While this can be difficult, especially when we're having a bad day, I believe a it is crucial to thriving at home. I really appreciated Kayse Pratt's suggestion of changing "have to" to "get to" when thinking or speaking of our responsibilities. It's amazing what a difference it makes! Need some more encouragement in this? Check out these … [Read more...]

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One Step Toward Stress-Free Housekeeping {Thrive @ Home Thursday}

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Happy Thursday! Now that it's officially Spring, I am SO ready for start some cleaning and organizing. What about you? Sometimes the thought of deep cleaning (or any housework) seems a little overwhelming. If you feel that way, today's quick tip is just for you! I'm sure you've heard the expression "work smart, not hard." Applying this motto to your housekeeping endeavors will make a huge different in the amount of housework you can accomplish, as well as help you avoid becoming an overwhelmed homemaker. Some of the ways you can clean smart is to determine cleaning standards for … [Read more...]

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8 Housekeeping Shortcuts That Keep Me Sane

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Last week I mentioned that I have recently modified my cleaning standards for our home. As a mama of little ones, I have also learned to take some shortcuts when it comes to housekeeping. Some of these has seriously saved my sanity at times. My Sanity-Saving Housekeeping Shortcuts 1. I DON'T Make Beds - Before kids, I used to make my bed every morning--complete with pretty throw pillows and all. Now I toss the blankets somewhat neatly over the bed and call it done. With the many (almost) sleepless nights I've had since becoming a mom, I take naps when I need them, so it seems pointless … [Read more...]

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Grace, The Gospel & Motherhood {Thrive @ Home Thursday}

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This month all of our Quick Tips have been about GRACE. We've covered accepting God's grace, learning to give ourselves grace and extending grace to our husbands. Today we're on the subject of motherhood... I will admit that I struggle with this one quite a bit. Mainly because I struggle to find a balance between giving grace and making sure I'm training my daughter in the way she should go (Proverbs 22:6). As a mama, I try to provide loving instruction and teach her godly character. And I'm slowly learning how the message of the Gospel relates to parenting. I'm currently reading Give … [Read more...]

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How to Determine “Clean Enough” for Your Home

How to Determine Clean Enough for Your Home

This post is an excerpt from my eBook, Clean Enough. I believe the reason many us often become overwhelmed in the area of home management is we adopt a standard of “clean” that is not our own. We look at the picture-perfect photos in magazines and believe that our house must be the same. This is an easy mistake to make because we all would love for our home to be that neat. But, it's not reality. Before you attempt to put together an elaborate cleaning schedule or dive into decluttering that closet you are afraid to open, take a moment to determine what a clean house should look like … [Read more...]

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23 Resources to Help You Clean Your Home & Organize Your Life

All Organized eBook Bundle

{This eBundle sale is over, but you can still purchase the following eBooks separately by clinking on the appropriate links.} If you've been reading my blog long enough, you know that I like to clean and organize. I even wrote an entire eBook about keeping a "clean enough" house. So, I was honored when I was asked to participate in the All Organized eBook Bundle. This nifty eBundle will have you organizing and spring cleaning your home, schedule and home based business! In these 23 eBooks, you'll find tips, support and know-how about working from home, cleaning, organizing and mom support … [Read more...]

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Are You Ready to Start Organizing?

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I don't know about you, but I always get in the cleaning and organizing bug around this time of year. Do you? If so, I have sometimes exciting to share with you on Monday. It will help you organize, freshen the house and your life. The All Organized eBook Bundle includes ebooks that cover all areas of organizing including: Cleaning, Organizing, Working from Home, Time Management, Simple Living and more. Be sure to come back Monday for more details!   … [Read more...]