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Aug
19
2014

Hope – Don’t Lose It!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Do Not Lose Hope - The Peaceful Mom

There is so much going on in the world today – wars, genocide, human trafficking, suicides … and on and on. It’s easy to pay attention to all that we see in the news and to allow the negativity to steal our peace and our hope. Except for this: Hope isn’t about current events. Hope isn’t about […]

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Aug
14
2014

Easy Freezer Cooking (except … not!)

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Easy Freezer Cooking - The Disaster Edition - The Peaceful Mom

Okay, so I had this brilliant idea to do some freezer cooking each night this week as I cooked dinner. I normally double meals or set aside a little time in the morning when my brain is working to do my cooking for the freezer, but I decided to switch up my routine. Well, let’s just say […]

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Aug
12
2014

Why Robin William’s Death Deeply Affected Me

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

The Hole That Will Never Be Filled - The Peaceful Mom

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to talk about something very important today: life, depression and death. There are some holes in life that can never be filled because the piece that fits is missing. Robin William’s death leaves one of those holes. I don’t normally write about celebrities but this has grieved me deeply. […]

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Confessions of a Blogger - What Real Life Looks Like - The Peaceful Mom

I recently received an email that went something like this: I loved your recent decorating post. Your house looks beautiful and you make all this seem easy, but I feel frustrated because what you present on your blog seems so out of reach for me. I want to be a good wife and mom, find […]

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How to Host a Fabulous Party for Less - The Peaceful Mom

We recently hosted a budget-friendly theme party for my daughter’s 16th birthday and today I wanted to share some of the fun with you so you can see how to host a party for less (without looking cheap). We don’t celebrate birthdays with parties every year, but we like to make a big deal for […]

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May
02
2014

3 Ideas That Are Changing My Life

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Take the Risk to Blossum - The Peaceful Mom

I don’t know about you, but I am personally not a huge fan of change. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) change is inevitable and to truly live I need to learn and grow. As a part of my growing process I attended the Launch Conference last month to learn about how to be a more professional […]

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Apr
29
2014

How My 18 Year Old Bought a New Car with Cash

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

How My 18 Year Old Bought a Car with Cash - The Peaceful Mom

If you’ve been a parent longer than ten minutes then you know that parenting is difficult and things don’t always go as planned - like the time I took my newborn to visit Daddy at work but forgot the extra set of clothes. Needless to say Junior had a bodily discharge of ginormous proportions on the […]

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Apr
26
2014

Get Organized: My Personal Planner Update (pt. 2)

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Get Organized - My Planner Update - The Peaceful Mom

A couple of months ago I shared my new planner with you (click here to read more), and earlier this week I shared my latest planner updates here. Using a planner helps you to stay focused on your goals and to schedule your priorities so that you can live your true values. Whether you use […]

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Apr
22
2014

Get Organized! My Personal Planner Update (pt. 1)

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Get Organized - My Planner Update - The Peaceful Mom

Get Organized! My Personal Planner Update A couple of months ago I shared my new planner with you (click here to read more). I realize that most of the world has gone digital and planning is primarily done on smart phones, but I personally love using a physical planner. I am a visual learner and […]

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Apr
21
2014

Why Do I Always Have to Learn the Hard Way?

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

The Most Important Task On Your To Do List - The Peaceful Mom

I re-learned an important lesson this week. A couple of weeks ago I talked to you about How to Stop the Busyness and Take Control of Your Life - and then I failed to take my own advice. After having spent five days away at a conference, my to do list was quite long: buy groceries do […]

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Apr
11
2014

The Most Important Task On Your To Do List

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

The Most Important Task On Your To Do List - The Peaceful Mom

To Do Lists – We all have them whether they are actually written down or simply floating around in our heads. As moms, those lists fill up quickly: buy groceries wash uniforms prepare snacks for practice make dentist appointment pick up the dry cleaning fix dinner   It is all too easy to become distracted with […]

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Mar
27
2014

Why You Are Not a Failure As A Mom

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Why You Are Not A Failure As A Mom - The Peaceful Mom -

You may have never said it out loud, but deep down you feel like a failure and you’ve created a long checklist of why you fail as a mom.     1.  You don’t feed your children 100% all natural food and have actually served macaroni and cheese from a box. 2. You have piles […]

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