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Living with kids is a stressful challenge, living with 4 is, well a nut house! In a good way!

Looking back at the years, i wonder how they didn’t drive me crazy! The key to staying calm in my experience, is just to ignore the little things and focus on the important stuff. I know, staying calm in the midst of a tantrum, a teenage girl with raging hormones, house work , and everything in between is not easy.

So why don’t you shut yourself in a bubble for 10 minutes?

I found this picture a couple of years ago in a magazine, i think it was an ad for coffee, and it made me smile because this is what i used to do when the kids were little and i couldn’t handle it anymore!

I would have my coffee, close my eyes, my ears, and just shut off the world for 10 minutes. They would be screaming, fighting,calling me, breaking something, while i was there sipping my coffee calmly as if nothing was happening around me, as if they weren’t killing each other in the next room and breaking the house down!

This bubble you put yourself into has the power to give you extra energy, recuperate, and get back to the craziness! Not only does this bubble calm you down, it centers you and makes you focus on one thing only. You. Kind of like yoga if you want (a 10 mn meditation!). Whatever is happening won’t touch you, just enjoy your moment of peace and savor each minute..

So steal yourself away in the midst of chaos, take a deep breath, and then get back into the jungle!

Do you have a “you” moment? Please share!

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5 tips to an easier life!

 

As you know i am a mom of 4, half of them grown ups now thank god, but I still remember clearly how it was dealing with 4 little monsters (let’s be real here, they are only angels when they’re asleep!).

They say (I don’t know who THEY are) women are very good at multitasking; well try multitasking your job, four kids, your husband and your house! Ever felt like hiding under your comforter and let everything and everyone manage on their own?

I have some tips for you don’t you worry! First and foremost, believe me you are not alone in having these feelings. We are women after all, and sometimes we just need a break!

After talking to many working moms here and in my home country, I came up with a few tricks that will help make your life easier:

1 -Always prepare your kid’s clothes the night before. Always. No matter how tired you are, you will be grateful for that the next day!

 2-All kids should be in bed by a certain time, no negotiations. Mama time (and her glass of wine) is sacred.

 3-Before going to bed, get a big basket (your laundry basket will do just fine), go around the house and pick up everything that isn’t in its place. You will be amazed how waking up to a neat house makes you feel.

 4-Now this is a bit tricky, not everyone is organized, much less me, but try preparing your menu at the beginning of the week; get all the groceries you need, and prepare meals according to it. Life with children is already out of control, you don’t want to lose it at dinner time!

 5-Ask for help. From your husband, you mother ,your sister, your friends…They are all there for you. When you feel like your home is looking and feeling more and more like a nut house, that’s the time to call for help!

No one expects us to be perfect, we are all juggling to keep our life in balance, so try these tips, and let’s see if they work for you.

Have a lovely and stress-free weekend, xo..

 

 

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