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12 Ways to Create Calm in 2014

Life is Stressful

Let’s face it. Life has a knack for being stressful, hectic, and chaotic. We face demands from our spouses, kids, extended family, friends, bank accounts, jobs, outside interests, and more. If you’re one of my special needs readers, that adds another layer of stress.

I can’t wave a magic wand and make your life calmer. I can, however, pass on things that help me deal with stress.

Use these tips to create a calmer 2014! via manyhatsmommy.com Continue reading

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The Downside of Efficiency

Yup. You read the title right—the downside of efficiency. How can there be a downside to efficiency? Let me enlighten you.

For those of you who are Type A personalities or recovering Type A personalities, or who have learned to be efficient by force of nature (like many special needs parents or folks facing huge challenges), you will face some problems. How do I know? I live it.

Is there a downside to efficiency? Click to discover! via manyhatsmommy.com

Here are four side effects of efficiency that should be labeled on the bottle or mentioned in the commercial voiceover: Continue reading


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To-Do Loaf

My superhero friend Shelley sent this guest post. She’s awesome, so make sure you pay attention!

Recipe for a Perfect To-Do Loaf
by Shelley MolitorIngredients:One heaping Tablespoon of VISION
2 cups of MISSION
1 cup of PRIORITIES
2 teaspoons of GOALS
7 cups of TASKS, divided
One pinch each of HOPE, GOOD ATTITUDE, ACCOUNTABILITY, FUN, and RESTMethod: Continue reading


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Overwhelmed? Write It Down & Choose Gratitude

In nice words, November kind of stunk. I was sick for most of it, and still am as I’m writing this. Other stuff happened, ending  with spending Thanksgiving in the hospital with Dr. J.

Yuck.

Yesterday I was feeling overwhelmed. When you have a month like that, you just get behind in pretty much everything. So, after crying, eating chocolate, and taking a shower, I came up with a plan. Continue reading


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Gabby Mom Review–Welcome Home, Daddy

OK, moms. You are reading this, and most likely no one else is reading over your shoulder. Time for a moment of evaluation. When your husband comes home from work–whether it’s in time for dinner, breakfast, or somewhere in between–do you stop to say “hello” and make him feel glad he’s home? How about the time your family spends together–are you surviving or thriving? (No one is listening to your mental answers, don’t worry.) Continue reading


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Get Real–A Gabby Mom Review

Let’s get real. Most of you reading this are women. Among that set, most of you are moms (and if you’re not, you can still read on). What’s life really like?

Real women face messes. Real women love the ones who make the messes. Real women yell raise their voices. Real women try to instill good character in their children. Real women have many roles. Real women often have too much to do. Real women face exhaustion.

This month’s Gabby Mom review for Eternal Encouragement magazine is Lorrie’s latest video product From Exhausted, Irritable, and Overwhelmed to An Energized and Fulfilled Woman of God. Continue reading