Author: The Mother

What does success look like for a stay-at-home mom?

Sometimes we think success is a big scary thing that is either out of reach, or not relevant to a stay-at-home mom.  You know, like it can only be measured in financial terms.  Or maybe it means conquering a mountain – not a mountain of laundry.…

A letter to my brother-in-law, on Lean

Recently, my brother-in-law subscribed to this blog.  (I think his deepest aspiration is to one day be a stay-at-home mom.)  So I thought I would give him some special advice, to help him along. Dear Brother, Welcome to Successful-SAHM!  We’re glad you’re here.  We’ll try to…

How a SAHM can help her family’s finances

It’s something a lot of stay-at-home moms dream of.  Or feel guilty about.  Or wish for.  Or feel sad about. Yup, a lot of emotion comes to the surface when we start thinking about the fact that we SAHMs are not earning a paycheck! Sometimes, of…

All About Goals

All About Goals No business gets anywhere without learning the art and science of setting and achieving goals.  Successfully running a home is no different!  It is critical that as the Mother-in-Chief you learn what types of goals are needed, how to set them, and how…

How to get past ‘blah’ with a To-Done list

Yup, it was one of THOSE days.  One of those weeks, in fact. A million small things to do.  Each of them necessary, but each of them about the same level of priority, and each of them as inspiring as wet socks.  Wet socks probably were actually…

3 Tips to Avoid Homework Battles

So this school year starts with a quote from a mouse. Do you remember reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle, or any of the other books about Ralph S. Mouse when you were in Grade 3 or 4?  One of my favorite quotes is Ralph’s observation…

Battling Depression as a stay-at-home mom

Make a difference in someone’s life; please share this article.  Obviously, it is intended to encourage, and not as a substitute for medical advice. Battling Depression as a SAHM I’ll warn you right now, the message in this article is the same at the beginning, through…