More than “Just Mom”

Written by Samantha Olea,

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How do you embrace your womanhood? Take a scheduled break from everything and do something just for you-yes, I realize that it sounds impossible, but 10-15 minutes each day can make allrepparttar difference inrepparttar 140044 world. You need to do what makes you feel like yourself, whether its reading a trashy novel over coffee to plucking your eyebrows, giving yourself a facial, painting your nails, exercising, putting on that too red lipstick, deep conditioning your hair, painting or crafting, smelling flowers in your garden, taking a bubble bath, listening to your favorite song…the list can go on forever. . Your family will learn to expect and respect your “me time” if you communicate with them, for example, “For now on, Mom is not to be disturbed from 8-8:30am”. The point is, do what feels good to you, and you will not resent doing everything thatrepparttar 140045 rest ofrepparttar 140046 world is demanding of you.

Samantha Olea is the founder of , an online community that is both supportive and resourceful-it even offers free web pages for moms to share their child’s photos across the globe at . Her philosophy is that we are all the Best Moms for our families and that motherhood is to be enjoyed no matter if you are a new unsure mom, or a more experienced grand mom.

Top Ten Ways To Stay Sane As A Work At Home Mom

Written by Nicole Dean

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8. Stay Healthy - Dust off your rollerblades, strap a pillow across your bottom and hitrepparttar pavement. Or surprise your children andrepparttar 139979 dog with a nice long walk.

7. Organize, organize, organize! If you're spending hours each week sorting through piles of paper, looking for receipts or "to do" lists, that is wasted time and unnecessary frustration. Sweeprepparttar 139980 Magic 8 ball,repparttar 139981 empty jar of peanuts,repparttar 139982 Slinky, andrepparttar 139983 Snickers wrapper off your desk right now. You can do it!

6. Save Money - As Benjamin Franklin wrote in Poor Richard's Almanac "A penny saved is a penny earned." Work at home moms know how hard it can be to earn a penny. So, do everything you can to save those hard-earned cents.

5. Time Management - Don't let Time Stealers make you work any longer than you need to. When you're sitting in front of your computer or talking onrepparttar 139984 phone, that is time away from your children. Always remember your "why". WHY are you working from home? Ifrepparttar 139985 reason is to spend more time with your kids, then figure out how to make that happen!

4. Learn and Learn some More! - Find a mentor or someone who you likerepparttar 139986 way they handle their business. Network with other moms who are successful, take online classes, or hire a coach. Invest in yourself and you'll invest in your business.

3. Play with your Kids - Whether you sit down to play a board game, or drive Hot Wheels aroundrepparttar 139987 carpet, there's always fun to be had. If you need some ideas, check out

2. Keep your sense of humor. Laugh every day! Turn off your computer, put in your copy of The Village People "YMCA" (I know you have one) and Dance! Dance! Dance!

andrepparttar 139988 number one way to stay sane as a Work at Home Mom .....

1. Always remember "The days are long, butrepparttar 139989 years are short." Although it oftentimes feels likerepparttar 139990 days drag by as a work at home mom, remember thatrepparttar 139991 years are flying by. It's that reminder that keeps me grounded on days whenrepparttar 139992 projects are heavy andrepparttar 139993 beach is calling.

If you're looking for me, you can find me atrepparttar 139994 beach!

Nicole Dean is the mostly-sane Mom behind - helping WAHMs Succeed. If you want to be a successful and mostly-sane work at home mom, too, don't miss Nicole's free tutorial at

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