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Stress Management Tips for Moms

September 26, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

Let’s Face it, every mom has had one of “those days”. The baby is feed and dry but very fussy, your child forgot to tell you about a science project that is due tomorrow and hands you a list of 10 things that you must get from the store, you forgot the roast in the oven and now it is dry and your husband just called to say that he is stuck at the office… again! After a day like this, it can be very hard to keep your stress level low. With each passing minute you may feel your stress and irritability rising, your patience getting shorter and your fuse about to blow! Calgon Take Me Away!!

When you feel the need to escape and take a few minutes to yourself to de-stress, follow some (if not all) of the tips below.

Put yourself in time out: Allow some alone time for yourself. Use this time to focus on you. Find a place in your home that you can go to and find privacy. You can ask your partner or a friend to take the family out for a few hours while you enjoy your alone time. Do nothing, sleep, read, watch a movie, and just enjoy your solitude.

Call a Friend: Rather than yelling at your husband or your children, try picking up the phone and vent to a friend. Be sure not to vent AT her, but rather tell her about your day and get it all out. If she offers you some advice, listen and soak it in. This mini-time out session will leave you feeling heard, de-stressed and you will find that by the end of your call some of you anger will have dissipated.

Play: As adults, we sometimes forget the beneficial value of play. Play stimulates our imagination, encourages our creativity, boosts our energy, and best of all, it is fun. Try a game of tennis, a game of cards online or perhaps invite some friends over for an evening of adult board games.

Meditate: Meditation has been proven to reduce your blood pressure, and helps to dramatically reduce your stress level. Meditation and/or prayer will help you to keep in touch with your spiritual side. Meditation is a very effective method of relaxation. To meditate, quiet your mind and allow yourself to focus on one thing, such as your breath. Find a relaxed comfortable position where Try visualizing good health and peace as you inhale. While you are breathing out breathe out all of your stress. Set aside approximately 20 minutes for this exercise. Upon completion, you will see just how much more relaxed your mind and body is.

Take a nap: Find a quiet, comfortable spot and take a nap. Even a short power nap can leave you feeling refreshed, renewed, and more focused. Studies have shown that people who spent 30 minutes each day napping had one third less heart disease than those who didn’t nap.

Eat: Not just anything but certain things. Studies show that certain foods can help reduce stress. Carbohydrates will actually soothe you. Good sources of carbohydrates include rice, pasta, potatoes, breads, air-popped popcorn and low-calorie cookies. Experts suggest that the carbohydrates present in just one baked potato or a cup of spaghetti or white rice, is enough to relieve the anxiety of a stressful day.

Movie Time: If you don’t have anyone to watch the children for you while you de-stress. Put in one of their favorite movies, supply your children with a few healthy snacks, and have them occupy themselves for a little while so that you can take a breather.

Don’t feel guilty for taking time out to rejuvenate your mind and body. Being a mom is not an easy task and it is a full time job. Take a break when you need it and be sure to ask for help to keep the stress at bay.

Stress Reduction for Busy People –  Outlines steps to alleviating stress and offers over-stressed people a host of effective, “user friendly” coping mechanisms each of which require no extra daily effort to deploy.

A great WAHM Directory with low cost listings

September 25, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

I can’t believe that I didn’t tell you all about this before.  Have you visited stopped by and visited usawahm.com

Well, if not – I would encourage you to visit them soon.  They offer great Lifetime Listing options and you can list your WAHM Product or Service in their State by State Listing and  Category Listing for only $15.00.  

P.S. They offer a FREE State Listing with Every Category Listing and they only accept family friendly listings.

Stop on by and let me know what you think.
 

A free eCourse to help Zap your stress

September 20, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

Are you stressed to the max? Do you wake up every morning wishing you could live through just one day without stress in your life? If you are overwhelmed with stress, beat it with the Zap That Stress! free e-course: http://www.nurturedsoul.com/zap-that-stress.html
I signed up for the eCourse and it is FANTASTIC!

A great radio show for WAHM’s

September 20, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

HBWTalkRadio is the only internet radio show and podcast dedicated to home-based business women in Ireland. The weekly show is hosted by Darina Loakman owner and editor of iamawahm.com

Each week, Darina looks at topics important to work from home women and those considering working from home.  We feature up to the minute information, special reports and interviews with expert guests.

What I love about this show is that the topics that Darina talks about can be applied to WAHM businesses all over. Tune in and be sure to let me know what you think about it!

Some fun learning activities for children

September 20, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Uncategorized No Comments →

In my travels around the net I come across some really cool blogs that I love sharing with others.  I came across ‘An Irish Craftworkers Good Life‘ blog and found it loaded with some really cool learning activites for children that you can do in and outside of the home. 

A Free Stress Relief Kit – Filled with Goodies!

September 19, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

My friend and fellow coach, Sarah Zeldman has created an awesome free Stress Relief Kit for women!  The kit is amazing and is filled with so many goodies for women (all women)

My personal favorite item in the kit are the Self Care Cards… they are GREAT and will give you many idea’s on how to easily take care of yourself.  YES even the busiest of moms will find time to relieve some stress with the use of her kit.

Hurry and grab your kit and please tell Sarah what you think of it.

http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/free-stress-relief-kit/

Great Freebies for Moms

September 19, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Freebies, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

An internet friend of mine has created a great site and newsletter filled with great freebies and information for moms.  Visit http://www.futuresahm.com

ave time, money, and possibly your sanity with Mom’s Stuff from FutureSAHM. Sign up now to get useful free stuff for you, your family, and your home business.

Teens & Depression – New Podcast For Parents of Teens!

September 18, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

I know that I mentioned to you awhile back that I was launching a new podcast for the parents of teens.  Well, I am happy to announce that the debut show is up and ready for you to tune in. You can listen by visiting http://www.parentingmyteen.com and clicking on the ‘Listen Now’ Button.

Our guest on this show is Gary Direnfeld, Social Worker and child expert.  Gary and I are talking about teen depression and we cover the topic from many angles; what depression is, what type of depression teens suffer from, and how to get your teen help the help that he or she needs.

Tune in at http://www.parentingmyteen.com  

Feel free to pass this e-mail onto your friends!

Aurelia Williams
p.s. I would love to hear your comments so be sure to call into our listeners line or e-mail me and let me know what you thought of the show.  Tune in for the details on how to leave your comments.

p.s.s. Be sure to subscribe to our iTunes feed at the website.  If you don’t have iTunes, you can visit the ‘How to Listen’ link and subscribe to our feed another way.

YAY, We have an orange belt here

September 16, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

YAY!  My 6yo Isaac has always had an endless amount of energy so in order to try to get him to channel it in a positive way, we enrolled him in TaeKwonDo over 9 months ago.  Well I am happy to say that Isaac was tested for his orange belt and did an excellent job and was awarded his belt. He was so nervous because the pattern that they have been working on has over 21 moves and it really is a bit tricky and there was one part that always tripped him up but he performed it beautifully and got the promotion. You couldnt PRY the Kool Aid Grin of of his face.

I love it that Isaac has this to call his own. He works really hard during practices and it really is a big self esteem boost to him so see all of his hard work pay off.

BTW – He has this horrible cold/cough thing going on and was coughing all through the test and like a Trooper – he stepped up to the plate. Now he is whining, sipping tea and in the bed…LOL ** I can feel a nap coming on!! **

So tell me, are your children involved in any activities? Do you think that they will be a part of some soon?

Aurelia (one proud mama)

New Parenting My Teen Podcast Airs on the 18th

September 15, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Organization, Parenting, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

Free Resources For Parents Of Teens, New Podcast & More –

Parenting My Teen is an informative resourse site and podcast site where you can find a wealth of free information.  The Parenting My Teen Podcast Preview show is already up and running. You can tune by vising http://www.parentingmyteen.com and clicking on
the ‘Listen Now’ Button.

The site and podcast will tackle topics including adolescent development, health & safety issues, relationships, sexuality, driving, school problems and more.

Be sure to stop by soon, sign up for our *Show Reminder e-mail*  and also share the site with your friends.