20 Minutes of Chaos


School started back up this week.  I’m so excited because this is my first year without having any of the kids home.  Yesterday was a day of quiet, I didn’t have any cleaning or laundry to do.  I started making dinner early because we had to be at the ball field by 4pm.  I put rice in the rice cooker and had pressure cooked my meat.  Feeling ahead of the game I left early to pick up the kids since our school parking lot has been a bit crazy.

By the time I got to the school, it appreared that everyone else had the same idea.  There wasn’t much parking left but I was still able to park within the same area I normally do.  My kids never saw the car, so we ended up leaving late.  I needed a few ingredients at the store… which put us getting home even later.

By the time we got home it was 3:40 – we had 20 minutes to get everything done.  And why is it when you are rushed that all types of chaos happens?

20 m inutes of chaos

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Find Joy Being a Stay at Home Mom with these 5 Tips

I recently was asked how to find joy being a stay at home mom.  Next month will be 5 years since I resigned from my full time job and took on the role of being a stay at home mom.

I wouldn’t change anything over the past 5 years, but it did take a while to accept my role and find joy within it.

How to Find Joy Being a Stay at Home Mom

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14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane: A Time to Vent

Women love to share their feelings.  We can’t help it; it’s how God made us.  But beware who you express your feeling to.  You may find opinions being given to you are from those that may not share your same values.

Finding Meaning

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14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane: A Mother’s Struggle

My goal in life is to have my kids remember me as being a good mother.

I won’t lie and say there are times when I don’t want to be a mother.   I’d don’t want to be a mother to a screaming child, I don’t want to be a mother to spoiled brat and I don’t want to be a mother to a disobedient child.  There are days went I don’t want to be a mother because I want to have the freedom to do what I want when I want.

Finding Meaning

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14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane: Accomplishments

I have a to-do list, reminder list, a calendar, but yet accomplish nothing.   I organize myself to remain unorganized.

A list does me no good if I don’t follow the items I set out to accomplish.  I get lazy, I dread doing the chores on my list that I hate and magically find other items not on my list to do.

Finding Meaning

We crave the satisfaction of feeling accomplished.

Ecclesiastes 6:7-9  All man’s effort are for his mouth, yet his appetite is never satisfied.  What advantage has a wise man over a fool?  What does a poor man gain by knowing how to conduct himself before others? Better what the eye sees than the roving of the appetite.  This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

 

Whether you are tackling to accomplish cleaning your home, eliminating debt, losing weight and so on…  Stop thinking about it and just do it!   Just remember any progress you do is still progress.

 

14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane Series:

Introduction

Everything is Meaningless

Pleasures are Meaningless

A Time for Everything 

Marriage is Work 

For the Love of Money

14 Days to Finding Meaning in the Mundane: For the Love of Money

I’m looking over the bills today and realize we don’t have enough money.  It seems as if we never have enough.  We’ll never be out of debt and debt is a way of life.  We’ll always carry a mortgage payment, car payment and credit card debt.  That’s a fact.

Finding Meaning

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