MOMtor Monday – Weird and Wonderful

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It’s MOMtor Monday! I’m over at Mothering From Scratch today sharing my thoughts on Laurie Wallin’s new book, Your Weirdness Is Wonderful and why the book was pretty much written just for me.

(To catch you up on my ever fascinating life…  My in laws left last Wednesday from their unexpected visit.   By Wednesday night, I knew I was sick. I spent Thursday and Friday in bed listening to my kids destroy the house in a spring-break driven haze of Legos and video games and potato chips.  

Yes, my MOMtor post is an accurate reflection of what really happens in our bedroom several nights a week.  That’s just how we roll.  The fact that he slept on the couch twice last week had nothing to do with our “discussion” OR his mom’s visit. It was entirely based on my cold.  

This morning the kids went back to school. The rains last night seem to have washed away much of the pollen that has fallen over the past week. It was bad – yellow drifts of the stuff were everywhere.  I’m left trying to catch up on laundry, restock the pantry, and corral all the minifigs back into the play room.

Remember two weeks ago when I confessed I was having crafting urges again? Right after I posted the pants of shame, I went and dug out the sewing machine again. I started AND finished a quilted table runner.  It’s sitting on my kitchen table right this very minute.  I pieced it together, quilted it, and put a binding around the edge.  Just… don’t look too close.  It came out better than the pants of shame or the now-famous zipper catastrophe, but that still leaves a lot of room for improvement.

I *might* have thrown the “table quilt” in my husband’s lap yesterday as proof that I actually DO finish things.  He may or may not have responded appropriately.)

If that last little bit puzzles you, you obviously didn’t go read my post over at Mothering From Scratch.  Go… now.  I’ll wait.

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Now it all makes sense, right?

You seriously need to get your hands on Laurie’s book.  You will be blessed!  Just click on my Amazon link and download your copy.

 

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MOMtor Monday – Look how organized I am.

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Today is MOMtor Monday!  I’m guest posting over at Mothering From Scratch and I couldn’t be happier.  Today’s post is part of their “Start With One” series on overcoming the overwhelming.  This week, the topic is organization.

Y’all.  Don’t laugh.  Seriously.  Be nice to me.  You are NOT allowed to laugh at the fact that I was tasked to write a post about one thing other people could do to feel more organized. [Read more…]

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MOMtor Monday! I’m a hostess with the mostest!

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It’s my MOMtor Monday at Mothering From Scratch.  In honor of the holiday season, I’m dishing up some words on finding your sweet spot as a hostess.

How to hostess with spirit, not stress.

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MOMtor Monday – how to focus on what matters MOST

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It’s my MOMtor Monday!  I’m blessed to be writing today over at Mothering From Scratch (if they aren’t on your “blogs to read list” they should be.)  Today, I’m sharing about how to focus on what matters MOST.

Believe it or not, priorities and managing anger go hand in hand for me.  In a month-long series on managing anger as a mom, I simply HAD to talk about managing priorities and juggling interruptions.  It’s a huge part of what can drive me over the edge when I’m racing to get dinner on the table.

Focusing on what matters MOST.

Friends, I used to have a really clear set of priorities that worked.

Then I didn’t.

I struggled.

But now I think I’ve figured it out.

The most amazing thing?  It goes back to those four little words a friend shared with me.

Go check it out.  I’ll see you over at Mothering From Scratch. [Read more…]

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