Why do you feel overwhelmed?

Go ahead — let it all out!  Tell us why you feel overwhelmed at this moment. Come back as often as you like — for every comment posted, we will donate $1 at the end of the month (or set time period) to an organization benefiting a mom in … [Read More...]



Summer Schedule (The Reality)

In my last post, I wrote about how helpful it is to have a summer schedule. And, in theory, it is. But some days (some weeks!), reality hits and despite my best efforts, we can't get anywhere near a schedule. Here is how I deal with those days: - … [Read More...]


Summer Schedule (The Plan)

By the time May rolls around, I am beyond ready for summer. I am done with packing snacks and water bottles and making sure everyone remembers their backpacks and shoes (yep, somehow we forgot shoes one day). I am ready for those endless days of … [Read More...]


7 minutes at a time…

The roar of the waves, the warmth of the I look out my window and see snow, the thought of swimsuit season seems so far away. But as I glance at my calendar and realize it is MARCH already (despite what the weather seems to think!), I … [Read More...]


Expect the Challenges

    I am not sure when it finally dawned on me that there is a lot of truth to the phrase "it is ALWAYS something"...I think it was early last year when it seemed like we were hit with one challenge after another. It got to the point … [Read More...]


Resist the Rush

Even when I'm not in a hurry, I feel it all the time...that sense of urgency, mixed with anxiety. I am always rushed. Yesterday, when I had the chance to take my mom out for a rare "girls' day" for lunch and some fun errands, I found myself … [Read More...]


Stop Signs

I did it twice the other day. I walked right out the door without something I needed. To be honest, I've been doing that a lot lately. Right now, it's overwhelming enough just to get us all in the car with shoes and socks and the basic necessities. … [Read More...]


When There’s No Time For You

I think it must be Spring (Break) Fever, because lately it seems like I don’t have any time to do any of the things I want to do. Or need to do. Something always come up; someone always needs something. And I end up feeling really burnt out by the … [Read More...]


Review: Perot Museum (Dallas)

 Over Spring Break, we had the opportunity to take our first trip to the Perot Museum in Dallas. What an awesome place!  It was the perfect experience for my two oldest kids (ages 8 and 6). There were four and a half levels of learning made fun! From … [Read More...]


A Simple Start to Summer

I had big plans for kicking off this summer! Last year, I threw a surprise beginning of summer party for my kiddos and husband with a family game of basketball, volleyball, baseball, a dip in the pool, s'mores, and a night of chasing fireflies. The … [Read More...]



Book Review: Giving Thanks

Thankfully, even when I feel like I can't do much of anything else, I can still do one of my favorite things: read! This month, one of the books I focused on is called A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life. I found … [Read More...]


How to be a Great Mom

Did I get your attention with that title? Isn't that what we're all striving for? Even though there isn't a guidebook anywhere that spells out exactly how to be the greatest mom ever, I wanted to share a little of the document I put together called … [Read More...]


Overwhelmed Mom Mini Guide #1

We are so excited about our first mini guide collection! These short essays bring together condensed versions of our favorite thoughts and blog posts in a memorable and easy to read manner. This volume includes tips, links, and a complimentary weekly … [Read More...]

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Graduation Day – Free Chapter

  Graduation Day - A mother's worst nightmare comes true. After being separated from her family, Juliet struggles to adjust to her new reality in heaven. She grows more desperate as she can only sit and watch, powerless to intervene as her … [Read More...]