How To De-stress The Blogging Process

A good chunk of my reader base includes fellow bloggers. I’m talking to you guys today and asking you if writing, though a passion, can really stress you out at times?! I love to write, but there are so many times that it puts a strain on me. Reasons: I know others are watching, I have self-imposed deadlines and spotty willpower when it comes to meeting them, I’m pressed for time, and it’s just plain hard. Writing is like working out; you really have to push yourself to start and it’s hard and not that fun…until you get going. Then you feel good and you enjoy it and you’re glad you did it! So you keep going back to the proverbial salt lick and torturing yourself in the best way possible.

If writing/blogging stresses you out, I’m here to share a few tips on how to de-stress the process and even start to work ahead of schedule. Hey, there is nothing more stressful than working at the eleventh hour, even if you are your own boss. (Actually, that might even be worse.)

(PS. This process works for all forms of writing and many other projects! I.e. Your exercise regimen, meal planning, decluttering, etc. Just observe the formula and adjust accordingly!) Continue reading

9 Apps To Help You Be A Slay-At-Home Mom

I recently took a hard look at the apps that had taken up residence on my phone and asked myself whether they were adding any value to my life or just taking up space or, worse, time. I think this is an especially important area to examine for value since things like apps aren’t tangible things–do the apps you’re using produce tangible benefits? I deleted a substantial number, but, in the end, there were several that I kept around because they’ve really helped me up my SAHM game.

If you’re a SAHM like myself, you are probably always on a mission to level up your homemaking. Hold on to your hats, ladies, this is going to be a big one. Here are 9 apps I love and how you can use them to slay your day! Continue reading

42 Ways to Reward Yourself

We all know at the end of a long day or the completion of a big project, it’s important to reward ourselves. But how often do we take the time to enjoy something just because we made it through another day of chores or monotony? This is especially crucial for SAHMs! We so often forget to make time for ourselves (when we can) as we stay busy seeing to the needs of our families. But without taking time to celebrate our accomplishments, our motivation can begin to drop tremendously! We are wired to respond to incentives. Even small rewards can help keep you motivated. Continue reading