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Musings, thoughts and mostly encouragement from a working mom in the trenches, for you, a woman working her butt off while wondering if it’s enough and wanting more.

How a family blueprint can declutter your schedule without sucking the fun out of your life

Do you ever feel like your home life is a whirlwind of chaos with the inmates running the asylum? Are you stretched to the point of breaking? If so, you’re not alone. Research shows modern moms have way more pressure placed on us than our mothers or grandmothers ever...

How to Say “No”: The Art of Filtering Requests in Any Situation

Are you ready to embrace the philosophy that a wise woman says "no," but aren't sure where to start? When I reviewed You Don’t Have to Try So Hard earlier this week, I shared my top two pieces of advice on the subject: You need to filter requests and you need to use...

The one-word solution to living your best life

I recently talked to a friend about work and life, and the struggle to balance it all. It’s something every working mom faces, right? Not this mom. What’s her secret? She says no. A lot. “Though I wish I could do it all,” she continues. “I have to remind myself that I...

Making the Most of the Calm Before the Storm: Three Things to do Right Now so Crisis Doesn’t Get You Down

Last week, I asked the following question: What would happen if we took time when things were calm to prepare for the inevitable storms that come with life? I asked readers here, on Facebook and on Instagram to share their fears and concerns around the storms of life...

Guest Post: The Sneaky Way Clutter Invades Our Heads

http://www.kathilipp.com/2018/04/the-sneaky-way-clutter-invades-our-heads/ The bible has a lot to say about Clutter. It covers cluttered thinking, cluttered living and cluttered hearts. But when I think of all the ways Clutter invades our homes, our hearts and our...

Making the Most of the Calm Before the Storm

"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." — Henry Kissinger Can we talk about life? I don’t mean in the existential or theoretical sense. I want to talk about real life right now. No matter where you live or what you do, I bet you know life...

Mom Like Beyoncé With These Three Tips

Feels like I've been just about everywhere this week. My road-tested review of "The Mom Project" by Kathi Lipp was featured on her blog earlier this week, and now I offer a little parenting advice gleaned from superstar mom Beyoncé over at Rebecca Arcarese's "Embrace...

Book Review: The Mom Project by Kathi Lipp

Admitting I'm not always the mom I want to be is hard. My children are a joy — both a surprise from God arriving at the moment my husband and I had given up hope — it feels ungrateful to admit that I'm not always present for them, that I don't embrace every second of...

The Real Mom’s Guide to Surviving Spring Break Without Losing Your Mind

Spring break got you down? If you’re basking in the glory of a week off from school, you might be a student or a teacher, but it’s likely you’re not a parent. As a mom, I’ve found spring break never lives up to expectation because there’s always too much to do in too...

Podcast: Top 5 Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen

http://www.kathilipp.com/2018/03/episode-295-the-top-5-ways-to-declutter-your-kitchen/ Wondering where to start in your battle against Clutter? As the heart of the home, I think the kitchen is generally Ground Zero. A chaotic kitchen robs us of peace, and a...

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