They always say the early bird gets the worm and this is exactly the case when it comes to work. The earlier you rise the more you’ll accomplish. It is rather amazing what you tasks you’re able to complete in the morning, before the rest of the world wakes. This way you’re able to complete necessary business practices, scheduling and other aspects of your job you need to finish off. There is no sleeping in during the work week. Sure, sleeping in 10 hours or so is great, but you just don’t have this kind of time when balancing your work with home.
The more time you’re able to devote to your work early on in the day the more you’ll be able to devote to your children and family when you arrive back home. You don’t want to be stuck sitting on the computer the entire day when you …
Online business. That’s right. The Internet has become the great avenue, the great source of all things related to earning a good income. And a lot of people are doing it. Some are even earning thousands of dollars even on a weekly basis because of their online ventures. But what kind of online business?
Here are 5 ways that you can make money online even if you are a full-time mum.
There are many ways for bloggers to earn online, and many have made it a good home based business. Many bloggers put up Adsense ads on their blogs and earn from it. Others are paid for blogging usually for each post that they make. This in turn categorizes them as professional bloggers.
Do you have a skill that you can do at home and offer it on the web? Some of these skills include …
Couscous is one of the quickest and easiest side dishes to make, which makes it perfect for the busy working mum. Couscous can literally be prepared in five minutes. It is low fat and the whole wheat version (which is the only type I buy) is packed with fibre. Children love it and it makes a great change from rice or potatoes.
Here is my simple tip for making ordinary instant couscous taste delicious. Simply follow the instructions on the package. My magic ingredient is to add crushed, toasted pine nuts.
Step One: Take a tablespoon or two of raw pine nuts and toast them in a pan. I just put them right in one of my saute pans and heat them until they turn a nice, light brown colour.
Step Two: If you have a mortar and pestle transfer the pine nuts to the mortar and crush them with …
A mother’s work never ends. Even when bedtime approaches you likely find yourself going through several last-minute tasks – emptying the dishwasher, signing permission slips, picking up toys.
But staying up too late or shorting yourself on sleep leaves you feeling exhausted the next day. You may even be less efficient in what you do. Dedicating enough time to sleep leaves you feeling healthier and sharper so you can crank through tasks during the day. Use these ideas to squeeze in more sleep.
Set a Bedtime
Your kids have a bedtime, so why not give yourself one too? Having a goal time to get to bed helps you manage your time up to that point. If you know you only have an hour until bed, you’ll prioritize the things you do in those 60 minutes. Instead of mindlessly browsing the Internet, you might read a book you’ve been waiting to …
Here are some basic steps I’ve learned from my research and experience:
1)Keep your expectations for a clean and tidy house realistic. Enjoy what ideas you acquire from those lovely shelter magazines featuring professionally styled rooms but don’t expect your home to look like that on a regular basis. Does anybody really live like that? Also, discard whatever expectations are harboured in your subconscious from your fastidious mother or grandmother. Though we love our family members, we must forge our own paths of lifestyles without that guilty voice talking to us from the depths.
2) Purge, purge purge – This is hard for most Millennial Americans who are used to having so much and lots of options. But there’s really so much we don’t need and seldom, if ever, use. And it feels so good to get rid of unused items. Don’t try to do the whole …
We are all exposed to toxins through our regular diet and as we make our way through each day. Unfortunately, a lot of the exposure is not within our control; air pollution is one example. However, being informed can help to greatly lower your exposure to toxins, which is going to benefit your health. Read on to learn what actions you can take.
Most of the animals we eat are raised on factory farms. It is well documented that animals raised in this setting are injected with hormones, steroids and antibiotics as necessary to stimulate growth and keep them healthy while they live in nasty, crowded conditions. Limit the amount of factory-farmed meat in your diet and seek a butcher shop where organically farmed meat is sold. It will be more expensive, but perhaps that will help curb your consumption.
Our crops of fruits and vegetables are mass farmed. Mass-farmed …
Adrenal function has become a very popular topic and lately it seems many more people are being diagnosed or labelling themselves with “adrenal stress,” “adrenal hypofunction,” “adrenal fatigue” or other similar term. Is this just a trend accounting for the range of non-specific ailments and complaints of modern society, or is there a growing need to address adrenal health?
Hans Selye’s General Adaptation Syndrome
Scientist Hans Selye, ‘the father of stress research,” recognised that stress is a major cause of disease due to the long-term chemical changes created in the body. He established a model called the General Adaptation Syndrome to describe the three stages of stress the body goes through in order to maintain homeostasis.
Alarm (Fight or Flight) – The caveman response which many of us are familiar with in which hormones are released in response to immediate danger (e.g. sabre-toothed tiger) in order to provide instant energy.
Adrenal Fatigue happens to the adrenal glands that are perched above both of your kidneys because they become stressed and start to not function adequately. The adrenal glands produce certain hormones that assist your body with handling stress physically, mentally, and psychologically.
When they become stressed, because of incessant stress, they begin to not be able to function properly this is what triggers adrenal fatigue syndrome.
People can have the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, but not always actually have adrenal fatigue. However, when you are experiencing several of these symptoms you need to find out from a physician if you really have adrenal fatigue.
It may be smart to first research the causes and symptoms of adrenal fatigue to see if you can pinpoint them with the way that you are feeling. Your physician will have to perform extensive tests and procedures to diagnose adrenal fatigue.
What would you do with a little extra cash every month? Pay your mobile phone bill? Something fun like going out to dinner and a movie with no worries about money for a sitter. Maybe just a weekend away more often? Think of all the possibilities a little extra cash will help you accomplish.
There are a few things you could do in your spare time to generate extra income for you. Yes, it will take some time to set up and you would need to really put some effort into it at the beginning. But after that, it will be much easier and once you know what you are doing, you will be generating extra income in less time.
I know, I’m a busy Mum too, but now that my kids are at school I wanted to do something with my spare time. I wanted to make some extra …
We all know that the life of the active mum is filled with everyday stress factors like; attempting to get to work on time in bumper-to-bumper traffic, balancing family with work, and trying to stretch the dollar to make ends meet. Even tuning in to your local news can bring about a few unwanted anxieties. Stress has been known to increase adrenaline which elevates the heart rate and blood pressure. Stress also releases the hormone cortisol, which increases glucose levels into the bloodstream. Usually after the stressful period has come and gone, the body’s natural stress-response system returns back to normal, along with the body’s heart rate, blood pressure, and glucose levels. But what happens to the body if this natural stress-response system doesn’t return back to normal?
According to the Mayo Clinic, chronic stress which overexposes the body to the stress hormone, cortisol, along with other stress hormones, …