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Who’s Bored At Home?

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Last week I posted on the possibility of becoming bored at home.  All the comments I received were in agreement that moms are not bored at home.   Some are busy, head-spinningly busy, some are overwhelmed, some are discouraged and some see their calling as drudgery.  But none who responded said, “Yes, I sometimes get bored at […]

Why Modern Homemakers Feel Bored

Have you ever felt bored at home, even when surrounded by several children who need you, a sink full of dishes and a yard that needs a trim?   Join me today at Raising Homemakers for a post on Why Modern Homemakers Feel Bored…

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A Friday Challenge!

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Sometimes as homemakers all we need is a bit of motivation to get a few things done, a little push in the right direction, if you will. So today, I’m offering that motivation!  Right after you finish reading this, think of one thing you’ve been avoiding and go tackle it!  Pick something you can do (and finish) […]

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Handicrafts of Yesterday’s Homemakers

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Years ago homemakers in training would be taught all sorts of handicrafts.  A girl would learn to sew, embroider, and knit all for the benefit of her future family.  A young lady at that time would create a sampler of her work, which showed her proficiency in needlework. This provided evidence of her stitching ability […]

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Scheduling Basics-Becoming Un-Overwhelmed Part 6

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It’s all about the basics of scheduling today as we finish the Becoming Un-Overwhelmed series.  (Part 1 begins HERE.) In this series, we’ve covered: Contrasting an overwhelmed homemaker and a peaceful homemaker Having the right mindset Balancing de-cluttering with your home responsibilities Samples of de-cluttering schedules Organization Maintenance Today we wrap it all up with […]

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Maintenance~Becoming Un-Overwhelmed Part 5

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Once the de-cluttering and cleaning is done, there will be maintenance.  Maintenance is the daily, weekly and monthly upkeep on your home to ensure it doesn’t get to an overwhelming state again. Everyday Maintenance Each day you will need to go through the mail, and everything else that comes into your home.  Do you need […]

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Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle

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Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle After I posted yesterday I went in search of anything I thought would be helpful to those in the process of de-cluttering and I stumbled across the Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle.  I only wish I’d known about it a week earlier… The 85% off sale ends today!   Included in the Spring […]

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Organize Your Home~Becoming Un-Overwhelmed Part 4

You’ve done the hard work, freeing your home of trash, useless items, things you don’t use anymore and anything else that isn’t a blessing to you or your family, now it’s time to organize what’s left. Before you do get into organizing though, take a day to clean up.  Get yourself caught up on the […]

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Realistic Sample Decluttering Schedules~Becoming Un-Overwhelmed Part 3

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Here for the first time?  We are going through a series on decluttering and getting your home in order.  You can find the first post here. Today I wanted to suggest several different “schedules” based on the ages of your children that you could use as a guideline for the days you do a large […]

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Balancing De-Cluttering With Usual Home Responsiblities ~Becoming Un-Overwhelmed Part 2.5

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We’re in the middle of a series on becoming un-overwhelmed as a homemaker.   How to get your house in order and all of that.  If you haven’t read the first two posts, you can start here. So today, part 3, was going to be about organizing.  You’ve gone through and cleaned out the trash, useless […]

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Have You the Right Mindset?~Becoming Un-Overwhelmed part 2

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Yesterday’s post (read it here if you haven’t yet) discussed two different scenarios in the life of a homemaker and the differences in busyness.   I left off with beginning to talk about a wife’s home, suggesting that to become un-overwhelmed, she would need to take a mental inventory of what she has in her home. […]

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A Tale of Two Mothers~Becoming Un-Overwhelmed

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I wanted to take some time and answer the questions I’ve gotten lately, through the blog and through facebook:   “How you would encourage a mommy who is weary in being “too busy” that she feels like she is overwhelmed? How would you encourage a mother who is having “issues” with her children? Before we […]

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