How to Sneak in a Shower When You Are a SAHM

Hey there Mommas!!

I’m happy to announce a new series here on Making Mommas – Tips for SAHM’s!!

Yay!!!

If you don’t know what a SAHM is, then rest assured – you are not one.
😉

SAHM stands for Stay-At-Home-Mom.

Hi, my name is Shannon, and I’m a stay at home mom.

 

I’ve been a stay at home mom on and off over the years.

I have also worked part-time at some point and full time at others.

It is tough, to say the least.

Any of it.

All of it.

I love the mommy wars – how everyone is always talking about which is harder – being a SAHM or being a working mother – oh yeah, and we can’t forget the WAHM’s! (Work-At-Home-Moms!)

Having done all that, I can end the war once and for all: Continue reading

105 Ways to Spend Time With Your Child

Is spending more time with your child one of your New Year’s Resolutions?

“A positive parent-child relationship provides the framework and support for a child to develop a healthy respect and regard for self and for others. Children crave time with parents.”

~ The Child Development Institute

I am obsessively passionate about spending time with my boys. Why?

Because I know it is the single most important thing I can do to help my boys become amazing men.

Oh yeah, and because I love them.

And they are fun people. Continue reading

How To Turn Your Goal In To An Action Plan

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Happy 2018!!

Who has a New Year’s Resolution?

Having a goal is great.

But How To Turn Your Goal In To An Action Plan?

Not so great.

It’s tough, taking something so abstract and breaking it down into a tangible plan of action.

Where oh where to start?

With New Year’s Resolutions on our minds, everyone is reviewing last year and making plans for this year.

Most people don’t even last a month.

But we are moms.

And we know how to stick something out for the long haul.

We do, after all, give 18 years (and then some!) to our children.

So we can make it more than a month with our New Year’s Resolution!

Let’s do this mommas!! Continue reading

20 Ways To Show Your Child You Are Thankful For Him Or Her

This Thanksgiving, as we gather around the table and give our thanks for the many blessings in our lives, let’s not forget our children.

We work hard, day in and day out, and day in again, to raise our children.

We give everything we have towards bringing them up right.

We lay down the laws.

We set the curfews.

We kiss the boo-boos.

We tuck them in at night.

We laugh and grieve and complain about it all together, as moms.

But truth be told, not one of us would have it any other way.

We love our children.

And we are thankful for them. Every day. Continue reading

Nine Different Ways You Can Put Your Goals In Writing

~The Third Step in the How to Reach Your Goals in Ten (Not So Easy!) Steps Series

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Do you want to do everything in your power to achieve your goals?

What if I told you there was one thing you could do – something so ridiculously easy – that would increase your chances of success by 42%?

Would you do it?

Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, studied the science of goal setting, according to Mary Morrissey in the Huffington Post. What did Dr. Gail Matthews find?

She found that you are 42% more likely to reach your goal if you write it down.

Nine Different Ways You Can Put Your Goals In Writing
Forty-two percent more likely.

Just for writing it down.

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How To Believe In Yourself Starting Now!

How To Believe In Yourself Starting Now!

8 Tips & Tricks for Believing You Can Reach Your Goals

~ The Second Step of the Ten Step Series: How to Reach Your Goals in Ten (Not So Easy!) Steps

(Haven’t read the firs step yet?  Click here to learn how to identify your goals.)

Most people give up on their goal within the first 30 days. And it’s not due to any physical obstacles that get in the way.

It is because we get in our own way. Continue reading

Three Dirty Secrets to Identifying Your Goal

Three dirty secrets to identifying your goal

~ The First Step in the How To Reach Your Goals In Ten (Not So Easy!) Steps Series.

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Come in real close.  I have a dirty little secret to tell you.  A little closer.  That’s it.  Good.  Perfect.  I know three dirty secrets to identifying your goal.

Shhh……

You wanna reach your goals in 2018?  Is 2018 going to be THE YEAR for you?  The best year ever?

How are you going to make that happen?  You mean you don’t know?

*gasp!*

In order to come out of the gate flying on January 1st, you need to know what you are going to accomplish in 2018.

What are you going to do to make it the most perfect year ever?  What is your resolution?  What actions do you need to take?  How are you going to set the year up to be great?

You don’t know?

Well let me help you.

I have three dirty secrets to identifying your goal.

And I would love to share them with you. Continue reading