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    Handling Difficult Toddlers

    Imagine getting a phone call from your child’s teacher saying that you have to pick her up early. As you listen to the teacher explain that your child has thrown a temper tatrum so epic that they had to clear the room for safety reasons, your stomach drops. You begin to cry tears of frustration and embarrassment. When you arrive, you see trash everywhere, chairs flipped over, papers ripped, and your child is sitting on the floor with her teacher, who still trying to calm her down. What is your reaction? I’ll tell you what my reaction was. I was mortified and confused! My angel, my sweet Cakey baby, what…

  • #JSpotMomLife,  Kitchen Talk

    Dinner Tips And Tricks For Moms

    Being a cook by profession, most may think that I push out 3 course meals every day for the crew. The truth is, I DON’T! I am just like every other mom in the world who struggles with answering the question “what’s for dinner?” Can I just say, that question is sometimes extremely annoying………especially when I don’t have a clue what to cook. Because I have a such a large family, grabbing take out is not a go-to option for us. We may eat out 2-3 times a month. Most times it’s just grabbing a couple $5 hot & ready pizzas from Little Caesars or picking up some chicken and…

  • If you care suffering from mommy burnout, start practicing self-care daily with these 5 tips
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    The Importance of Self-Care

    In a recent post on a Facebook mommy group, I asked “are any of you ladies experiencing mommy burnout?”. The answer was a resounding “YES”! I can’t pretend like it shocked me. I too have been feeling the burn lately. Mommy burnout, as defined by author Sheryl Ziegler, is emotional and physical exhaustion that you feel from the chronic stress of parenting. Moms everywhere spend long days and nights caring for, working for, and looking after everyone and everything. Self-care is typically the last thing on our minds. In my previous article, What I Wish I Knew Before Marriage, I introduced this topic but let’s dig a little deeper into the “why”.…

  • How moms can keep healthy family balance and have a successful business with time management skills.
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    How to Balance like a Boss

    Some may think it is insane to be married with 5 children, work outside the home, and pursue entrepreneurship all at the same time. Honestly speaking, it can get pretty rough. Appointments forgotten, laundry goes undone, and there may be times when your kids will “get the opportunity” to cook dinner because you’re busy preparing for the coming week. That is my life. When I decided I wanted to be a “boss mom”, I did not know just how busy I would be. There is one thing that has helped me to keep everything in it’s right perspective- BALANCE  Whether you are a stay at home mom (which I deem…

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    Welcome to 2019!

    For many, this is an exciting time. It means a fresh start, a new page, and another chance to make much needed improvements. People all across the world have great intentions on making lasting changes in their lives. Unfortunately, this fire is short lived for the vast majority. We go through year after year of setting goals and giving up before the first rain of the spring. So the big question is: how can we do things different this year?  “Bet On YOURSELF” What do I mean by that? It is so easy to set our goals based on what those around us are focusing on or on things other…