Our Fast Track Savings Update + A Few Surprises!

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FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn We are in the middle of our 2015 Fast Track Savings Challenge so I thought I would give you an update on our family’s progress. (Be sure to sign up here for a chance to win $50 PayPal cash to add to your savings!) Our goal this month is to save $500 but we encountered a […]

Why I Don’t Care About the Paint on the Carpet

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My new front door

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn I have big news that I am so excited to share with you! I have mentioned for the last few weeks that we are moving but what I didn’t tell you is that after foreclosure, bankruptcy and ten long years of renting (which meant moving multiple times) God has made a way for us to buy […]

How to Make Moving Less Stressful

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10 Ways to Make Moving Easier -- Tips and Tricks from The Peaceful Mom

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn How to Make Moving Less Stressful This week we are finishing up the packing, cleaning, painting and moving so I thought I would share a few tips that are making our move less stressful than it could be. Moving six people is no joke so I need all the shortcuts I can find.   […]

The Importance (and Challenge) of Letting Go

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Graduation Sign

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn   Confession: As organized as I am in other areas, I am a HOARDER of sentimental items.   Case in point: This past May I made a sign for my oldest daughter’s graduation which I left by our front door until mid-July when I moved it to the garage. And there it stayed until finally this […]

be happy: Creative Projects From This Week

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be happy -- increase your creativity and your happiness with these ideas -- The Peaceful Mom

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn Want to be happier? Make time for creativity in your life! My favorite creative projects right now are art journaling and painting but there are endless ways to express yourself creatively: sewing baking dancing singing doodling writing cooking creatively decorating wood carving jewelry making Whatever allows you to express your uniqueness is a form […]

4 Simple Ways to Break Perfectionism & Live Happier

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How to Beat Perfectionism

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn 4 Simple Ways to Break Perfectionism and Live Happier Want to simplify your life and enjoy less stress? I have a tip for you: Obliterate perfectionism. I’m a recovering perfection-aholic myself but trying to be perfect and do everything perfectly kept me stressed out, constantly frustrated and distracted from what truly matters in my life. Over […]

Well, I Blew That!

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More Mom-Couragement

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn Public Service Announcement: I mess up… a lot! It’s easy to present a glossy, perfect-looking life when you blog but let me tell you that my real life is just like yours — filled with both blessings and challenges, successes and failures. Lately our entire family has experienced a few “fails”:

Organize Paperwork FAST!

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Organize Your Paperwork Fast -- 3 Steps to a Clean Desk In 10 Minutes -- The Peaceful Mom -

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestE-mailLinkedIn We all have paperwork that needs to be taken care of and, if you’re like me, it’s not your favorite task. Allowing those papers to pile up, however, is an emotional and mental drain and can even cost you money. Scattered papers mean missed bill payments, late fees, additional charges and may even result […]