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Let My Friends Help You

One of the most amazing things about writing this blog is the other writers I have met either virtually or in real-life.  I cherish their friendships and talents.  I also love learning things from them that help make my life easier.  A few such lessons have stuck with me lately and I wanted to pass them on to you:

  • Coping with messesI am a bit of a neat freak.  I have OCD.  Sometimes when the kids make a mess I literally think steam is going to come out of my ears like a cartoon character.  Kelly over at Dances with Chaos takes pictures of her kids messes to laugh and blog about.  Even if you don’t write or blog, taking the picture to laugh about (or blackmail your kids with) really helps bring the situation down from DEFCON 1. 
  • Know your role.  Blessing over at Working Mom Journal talks about our role of inspiring our children.  What a great reminder of thinking past homework and toothbrush enforcer.  Blessing shares 9 elements of how to inspire your children.
  • Tools to get you through the work day. Rene over at Grown Up for Real shared with her readers the Little Pink Book, career wisdom for women.  It’s short articles and videos for all of you, who like me, need career and life-enhancing tools.
  • If all else fails, just keeping up is a good day! Angie over at The Little Mumma reminds us that parenting is a bit like Groundhog Day and our accomplishments from yesterday don’t count for today, so just keeping up is great!

Do you have a helpful tip or sage advice?  I am listening and always in need of wisdom!

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  1. February 1, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Thank you very much dearie for the honorary mention (smiles). And thanks for introducing me to these wonderful ladies. I am now heading over to their blogs as well. Have a great week.

    • February 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      Kepp me balanced Blessing! Have a great week!

  2. February 1, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Wow… I’m honored to be mentioned!

    I was also having the steam-out-ears issue over even the little stuff (directly proportional to amount of sleep acquired) which is why I came up with the “Don’t Cry, Take a Photo and Blog About It” philosophy. Just as my blood pressure rises, I breathe and grab the camera before cleaning up the latest mess – minus the Poopapaloozas which have been in abundance lately. Still working on a solution to picture taking for that….

    Of course now my camera isn’t working and I’m left with cell cameras… I need to get that fixed asap.

    I’m so glad this tip helped!

    • February 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      Kelly, just the thought of taking the picture instead of getting angry has saved me (and the kids) many times! Thank you!

  3. Angie aka The Little Mumma
    February 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Thank you, thank you!

    I’m all speechless and delighted.

    • February 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      Angie – I don’t comment as much as I should, but I really do love your writing!

      • Angie aka The Little Mumma
        February 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

        Thank you again, Paige. That’s so lovely to read!

  4. February 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    HI Paige, Some great links you posted – thanks for the info!

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