Scam Alert: Beware of fake confirmation emails for online purchases (even if you recently made one)

Well, the Internet shopping era is here to stay, and more shoppers are now buying online than ever. And in my opinion, all things considered, that’s a good thing. But that being said, you should know that scammers are constantly coming out of the virtual woodwork to try to separate you from your hard-earned money.  […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: AI Infused Robot Kits, Dirt Cheap SLA 3D Printing, and Beautiful Watches

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our […]

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How to quickly turn your favorite screwdriver into a magnetic screwdriver

There are several tools that are must-haves for any tech bench, and a set of small flat-head and Phillips-head screwdrivers top the list. If you have ever worked on a laptop computer you know how tiny some of the screws can be, and working with those tiny screws is often frustrating at best. But the […]

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Food Blogging Traffic & Income Report – November 2018

Food Blogging Traffic & Income Report for November 2018. Watch over my shoulder as I show you how to increase traffic and improve your income on your food blog. As the year end draws closer, it is an opportunity for me to reflect on how things have gone and how things are going. I am […]

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How to select multiple items with just two mouse clicks

You probably already know that holding down the Ctrl key while selecting items with your mouse allows you to select another item, and then another, and then another, and so on. If you have a lot of items to select it can get a bit tedious and boring by the time the task is finished. […]

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5 tips for a less stressed, regret-free motherhood

5 tips for a less stressed, regret-free motherhood – even when it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day and that balancing it all feels impossible.

5 tips for a less stressed, regret-free motherhood – even when it seems like there isn't enough time in the day and that balancing it all feels impossible.

It was one of those days. I had a lengthy list of things I HAD to get done, but I also had three little kids demanding my time and attention.

I felt frustrated, and to be honest, a little resentful of my husband, who got peace, quiet, and a dedicated workspace to get his work done every day. He didn’t have to plan for a babysitter or wonder every day if he was going to be able to have more than five minutes of uninterrupted time to himself in order to finish something.

As much as I love my kids, I was seeing them and their constant needs as interruptions from more important things.

I ended the day feeling like I got nothing done. The untouched checklist nagged at me, but something far more important nagged at me too: I didn’t want my kids to feel pushed aside while mommy worked all day (especially since the “work” was completely distracted anyway).

So the next day, I put just one thing on my to-do list: enjoy motherhood.

Instead of setting myself up for frustration when I was inevitably interrupted, I got down and played with my kids, like a kid. I put my all-important to-do list on the backburner and just enjoyed being my kids’ mom.

It felt so good. It felt like not worrying about the next thing, or what I wasn’t getting done. None of that was relevant.

What mattered was the way my 3-year-old grabbed my face and told me I was her best friend, or how excited my 3rd-grader was to tell me about her art project. It was the way all three of my kids could tell I was really listening to them, and that I was all there.

5 tips for a less stressed, regret-free motherhood – even when it seems like there isn't enough time in the day and that balancing it all feels impossible.

5 tips for a less stressed, regret-free motherhood

I know there will be days when the checklist nags at me more than that nudge to set everything aside and just focus on what the day naturally brings, and that’s OK. But here are some things that help me keep my perspective on the days when I feel overwhelm creeping into my heart and home:

1. Focus on three good things.

At the end of each day, instead of dwelling on the things I didn’t get to or the things I need to hustle after the next day, I focus on three good things that I accomplished that day. My list includes things like reading to my kids, eating a healthy lunch, writing an encouraging note to my husband, and other simple things we tend to overlook when we think of accomplishments.

2. Cultivate an abundance mindset.

In the moments when I feel like there’s just not enough time in the day, I’m not patient enough, I’m not good enough, or this or that needs to be better, I know it’s time to slow down, take a deep breath, and let go a little. I remind myself that I’m doing my best, and that’s enough. I tell myself that I have enough time to get the most important things done. This helps me shift my perspective to what really is important, and what doesn’t need to be fussed over.

5 tips for a less stressed, regret-free motherhood – even when it seems like there isn't enough time in the day and that balancing it all feels impossible.

3. Refresh your perspective.

In a popular study in Australia, a hospice nurse interviewed people about their greatest regrets. Number one? They wish they’d lived the life they wanted to instead of worrying about what others expected of them. Number two: they wished they’d worked less and spent more time soaking in their children’s youth and the companionship of their spouses. Stack those things up against your to-do list, and notice the perspective it brings.

4. Think about what you’re filling your days with.

How you manage your time has more impact on your happiness than wealth or material possessions. As Annie Dillard said, how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What are the things that make up your everyday? Will what you’re doing now add value to your life in the future? Are you focusing on the things that make you happy and whole now? Add more of what you love into your days. No one else can do that for you.

5. Make a reverse bucket list.

Take a break from focusing on all the things you want to do, and write down some of the things you have already done, like accomplishments and places you’ve traveled to. This simple writing exercise is a powerful way to cultivate gratitude and keep you in the present. The present is the only place where life actually happens—it’s not in some future checked-off to-do item or goal achieved.

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and wish I’d spent more time with family instead of hustling after my to-do list, or wishing I’d lived a life that made me happy instead of living up to perceived expectations. The only expectations that really matter are my own. What do I expect of myself? To prioritize genuine moments of connection with the people around me. Because to me, those are the true accomplishments.

Find Kim’s e-book, Everyday Mindfulness: Simple practices for a more present, purposeful, peaceful life, here.

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5 tips for a less stressed, regret-free motherhood – even when it seems like there isn't enough time in the day and that balancing it all feels impossible.

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Kim Christenson

Kimberly is a freelance writer, journalist, and book-loving mom. She shares book recommendations and thoughts on motherhood and mindfulness online at Talk Wordy to Me and as a contributor on KSL’s Studio 5. She's co-founder of Loom Journals, a revolutionary parent-child journal that fosters mindfulness and encourages screen-free connection and development. Kimberly is working on her first novel, inspired by her visit to a picturesque English village, and a non-fiction account of her adventures living in Australia for four years. Kimberly is a fan of BBC dramas, yoga, traveling the world, simplifying her life and home, and encouraging other women to live their dreams.

Kim is currently working on a novel inspired by her visit to a picturesque English village, a non-fiction account of her adventures living in Australia for four years, and two other mom-specific books she can't wait to reveal.

Kim is a fan of BBC dramas, traveling the world, simplifying her life and home, and encouraging other women to live their dreams.

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Teri Wilson’s THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN | Spot Review

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Review Copy Provided by the Publisher  The Accidental Beauty Queen is Funny and Heartwarming. Ideal for fans of Sophie Kinsella and/or Miss Congeniality. In The Accidental Beauty Queen, Ginny and Charlotte are twins who’ve taken two very different paths after the death of their mom. Charlotte is an elementary school librarian, Ginny’s made her money through pageants and Instagram. Charlotte joins Ginny in Florida for Miss American Treasure (and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter) and finds herself stepping into her twin’s high heels when Ginny has an allergic reaction just days before the pageant begins. The Accidental Beauty Queen is definitely chick-lit, more about the sisters’ relationship, than the romance in the book, though the meet cute is very cute. I don’t know anything about the realities of pageant life (beyond what you see on reality shows), but it’s good to see these contestants portrayed as intelligent, talented, supportive women rather than catty opportunists looking to take each other down at every turn. Charlotte is a huge Harry Potter fan, and that’s woven into the story in clever ways. Literary references abound, making this even more appealing to the book nerd in all of us. My one nit-pick is […]

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Scam alert: Scammers are impersonating Microsoft techs and tricking people into giving them remote access to their PCs. Don’t fall for it!

There’s an old scam that keeps popping up from time to time, and I’m hearing lots of reports that it’s spreading like wildfire at the moment. A while back I wrote a post explaining that neither Microsoft nor Apple will call you to let you know that your machine has a virus. And they won’t, […]

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Photo – It’s easy to feel like doing “all-the-things” will make the holidays magical…but I’ve found the opposite is true. It’s in the white space—the in-between moments of stillness—where the joy of Christmas is found.



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Q&A: Can you recommend a good image editor to use with my Chromebook?

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How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer

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How to see a list of all the advertisers on Facebook that have your personal information

If you use Facebook you probably already know that thousands of companies advertise their products and services to Facebook’s roughly two billion users. What you might not know is that dozens, and perhaps even hundreds of those advertisers have your personal information on a contact list. And as you might expect, they use that personal […]

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