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Oct
21
2014

Why I Will Be Missing For A Little While

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

  There are some experiences in life that put everything into perspective.   You know those moments when your entire life flashes before your eyes and you are at a loss? We experienced one of those this weekend when our neighbor knocked on our door to tell us that our 17 year old daughter had […]

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New Site - Beautiful Life 365 Screenshot

It’s finally here! I have been working hard behind the scenes on my new website: Beautiful Life 365. While The Peaceful Mom is a very practical site where I give you tools to save money, get organized and enjoy life, my new site is more spiritual, inspirational and personal. I am opening up my spiritual […]

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Sep
18
2014

One Way to Instantly Improve Your Day

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

One Way to Instantly Improve Your Day from The Peaceful Mom

You know when you have one of THOSE days? The kids are uncooperative, you stayed up too late, the to-do list is a mile long and no coffee in the world is strong enough. It’s easy on a day like that to focus on yourself and your problems, but I encourage you to take a minute […]

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Aug
28
2014

How a Fast Food Manager Changed Me

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

How a Fast Food Manager Changed Me - The Peaceful Mom

This is J. He is the general manager of a local fast food restaurant … and two weeks ago he challenged me.   Let me tell you the story.   It was a DAY – you know, the kind of day where things don’t go as planned and you get nothing accomplished. I had been busy all […]

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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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