5 Time-Saving Tips For Busy Moms Who Want Their Life Back

One thing 99.9% of moms have in common is that they are busy.  Every mom you talk to these days starts sentences with, “We are just so busy…”  Moms feel there are not enough hours in the day, and they need all of the time-saving tips they can get. 

New research shows that busyness has become a social status in the United States.  At the same time, research proves that busy does not prove progress or productivity.

On the one hand, we have an insatiable need for things to do, FOMO.  On the other hand, we know experts are right when they say being present is the best and healthiest way to live. 

So a juggle begins.  Is it possible to find harmony between the two? In order for that to happen, we need time-saving tips, so we can give more time to the things that mean the most to our family.  How can moms save time?

With this said, there are ways moms can take back their time.  In order to do that, moms have to be intentional about implementing time-saving tips and carving out time in their schedule for the things that are most important to them.  Now more than ever before, this is a smart priority for you.  After all, living in the information age, you are bombarded with an unfathomable amount of material on a daily basis.

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What To Do Instead of Spanking or Punishment

When you make the wise decision to quit spanking, it doesn’t take long before the questions arise.  “What am I going to do instead of spanking?  I can’t just let my child get away with murder.  I don’t want to be a permissive parent.  What if my child grows up to be a criminal?” 

These are totally normal thoughts.  Without a doubt, you have to have a mindset change when you switch from practicing punishment to using connection instead.  You now take the time to teach the desired behavior instead of inflicting suffering for the wrong behavior.

The goal is to raise children who do what is right because it is the right thing to do NOT because they are afraid of getting hit or receiving any punishment for that matter.  Think about it.  What good is that for your child short term or long term?

The first belief that you must accept and own is that parenting is just as much if not more about your behavior than your child’s behavior.  It is about your self-control and how you do life. 

Children will be children no matter what.  They go through developmental stages and they test the boundaries every step of the way.  Your job is to model the self-control of navigating life within the boundaries.  To do this well, self-care and connection with your child have to be priorities.

 

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How To Stop Spanking Your Child

Quitting spanking is possible.  How often you spank your child, the reasons for which you spank, whether your parents spanked you and how entrenched your belief system and self-talk is in spanking are some determining factors for the level of difficulty you will have with stopping spanking.  Whatever it takes for you to stop spanking, I urge you to do the work.  Surprisingly, when I share how to stop spanking your child, you’ll find that spanking is not about your child but about your own self-control. 

Are you up for the challenge?

Dictionaries define spanking as hitting, striking, and smacking.  Sit with yourself for a bit and think back to the times you hit your child. I truly believe while you reflect, a piece of you feels something isn’t right about your actions.

Research shows spanking has multiple long-term negative effects that are not worth the short-term fix that spanking gives.  If you are unaware of the effects spanking can have on your child, I encourage you to read 10 Reasons to Stop Spanking That Are Backed By Research.

After deciding to quit spanking, it took my husband and me 3 months to stop.  It floored me it took this long.  After a while, it literally scared me.  The awareness of the fact that I could not go cold turkey on this spanking deal, made me realize how much self-control I lacked in the area. While surveying other parents who stopped spanking, they had the same experience.  Just know, Read the rest

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10 Reasons to Stop Spanking That Are Backed By Research

Were you spanked as a child?  Do you spank your child?  Afterward, do you feel guilty and wonder if there could be a better way to discipline your child rather than hitting?  Maybe your family and friends have told you the guilt is normal, and it hurts you to spank more than it hurts your child.  Maybe the culture or church you grew up in believes in spanking? However, there’s something in your gut telling you spanking isn’t right.

Rewrite Your Family Legacy

Whatever your case, if your answer to any of these questions is yes, I want to share some moral reasons and research-based reasons you should quit spanking your child.  The way your family did things does not have to be the way you do things.  You can stop the cycle.

Ultimately, you decide what you believe to be right for your family.  I encourage you to make an educated decision not solely based on opinion.  You can change your family’s legacy from spanking to one of problem-solving.  Essentially, you will strengthen the emotional health of your family.

 

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Spanking Is Controversial

Spanking is a controversial topic.  I’m not here to argue or tell you what to do.  I’m here on behalf of your child to ask you to read this article with an open mind. My job is to deliver the facts that research and child development prove. If you continue spanking your child, no judgment against you.  I believe that Read the rest

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10 Smart Ways to Give Your Child Choices and The Benefits

There are so many reasons to give your child choices.  Depending on your parenting style, you may or may not be apt to do so.  Either way, you can train yourself to become intentional about making sure your child has plenty of choice in their day.  As a matter of fact, when you give your child choices and let them make decisions you will see your relationship with your child thrive.  You will see your child empowered and wanting to cooperate.  In the end, you’ll be looking for more ways to give your child choices.

The idea of giving my child choices was some of the best parenting advice I’ve ever received.  The older the child, the more choices they need.  By the time they move out, they should be making most of their choices, so they are well equipped for the real world.

 

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Some of the Benefits of Giving Your Child Choice

Giving children choices and empowering them to make their own decisions will help prepare them for life. 

In particular, the early years are the best time for children to begin to learn about making choices and consequences.

Certainly, the ability to choose is the lifeblood of being human. 

Giving kids a CHOICE also:

  • Builds respect
  • Strengthens community
  • Invites cooperation
  • Develops problem-solving skills
  • Capitalizes on kids’ normal human need for power and control
  • Builds trust
  • Positive impact on cognitive development and moral development
  • Teaches responsibility
  • Develops a cause and effect awareness or all actions have
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The Ultimate List of Inspirational Parenting Quotes

Obviously, people love quotes because you see quotes EVERYWHERE  printed on EVERYTHING these days.  I too love quotes.  This inspired me to compile some of my very favorite parenting quotes.

Quotes can be beneficial in many ways.  They are pieces of wisdom condensed into one or a few sentences, which can resonate with the heart of the reader. Parenting quotes have the power to bring hope, faith, inspiration, and motivation to the parents reading them.  Many parenting quotes contain great advice. Therefore, they make awesome learning tools.

Quotes are best used when they are read several times.  If the quote influences you in a positive manner, you can write it down or print it out.  Place the parenting quote in an area where you will see it often.  You can even print it out and create a T-Shirt to spread your favorite quotes. Repeating quotes is a way to use them to your family’s advantage, learn from them and make them a part of who you are as a parent.

 

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Parenting Quotes

Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. ~Riney Jordan

God hasn’t just sent you to do his work in the lives of your children; he will use the lives of your children to advance his work in you. ~Paul David Tripp

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