7 Ways to Find Purpose as a Stay at Home Mom

You Have Purpose

There are those days I feel like I’m just a mom.  Just a mom who’s purpose is to wipe poopy bottoms, clean runny noses, cook and wash laundry – a robot sometimes (Beep bop boop. “You want breakfast? Beep bop ding. Here’s your breakfast.”}. But, I’m tossing that negativity in the trash.

Being a Mama is so important. It’s so purposeful. We just have to see it. We are raising little ones to go out and be someone great for this world. That’s not something to take lightly. We are helping them to become who they were born to be. If we look at Mama as our ministry, it becomes so purposeful to be a mama.

I pray this every night, “Lord, help me become the mom I need to be for my children. So, I can help them become who You want them to be. Thank you for choosing me to be their mom. Amen.”

Sure. I mess up. But, there’s always grace. I get caught up in feeling like I’m just here for everyone else. But that’s when I need a 15-minute break to do something I love (a recharge and a moment to be thankful). I have purpose, a wonderful purpose. And so do you, Mama.

When I get caught up feeling like I’m just a robot, I like to do the following to remind myself that I’m not.

7 Ways to Find Purpose as a Stay at Home Mom

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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches are so simple and delicious! I make this dish often; because, I just have to pop the ingredients in my slow cooker and let it do it’s thing. The slow cooker is definitely my best friend in the kitchen.

Before kids, I had a slow cooker but never used it! Crazy me! Now, I don’t know how to live without it. I’m constantly pinning pins on Pinterest for new slow cooker recipes or coming up with my own.

Why? For me, I love simple.

Simple dinners mean I can forget about it while they cook (which means I have more time doing other tasks or more importantly spending more time with my kiddos and hubby).

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are also a game day favorite in my house (check out my Slow Cooker Chile Con Queso for a great game day appetizer. If you have only one slow cooker, you can make the queso in a pot. Just add the ingredients to a pot that’s set to medium heat, stir occasionally, let it heat up, and then set to low heat. Enjoy!).

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

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7 Ways to Keep Your House Clean

Clean House

I can’t keep a clean home (even if my life depended on it). I have dishes piled in the sink, a mountain of laundry to be folded, and toys everywhere. So, I asked The Mama Workshop community on Instagram how they keep a clean home and to share any tips, tricks, and hacks they might have that would help me and any mama in my situation.

You know what I found out?

Almost all the mamas that answered have the same issue as me (and over 40 mamas commented). One mama even said, “If we got report cards for cleaning, I would get a big, fat F.” We all need help in this area. The mess is never-ending. So, what do we need to do?

7 Ways to Keep Your House Clean

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Letter C Activity Worksheet

the letter C

The Letter C is for Cupcake, especially this month! It’s my birthday month! So, this is perfect! Virtual cupcakes all around! We have been celebrating my birthday all month long with mini celebrations.

You may read all about the mini celebrations we have been doing over at 19 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday {with or without kids}.

It has been so fun! One of the mini celebrations, of course, was to go get a special cupcake from the local bakery that is 5 minutes walking distance from our house. We picked out the Funfetti cupcake. The colorful sprinkles made it a must-have cupcake, especially for my kiddos. You want a cupcake yet? Sorry, not sorry.

Back to the activity…

I have been trying to help my son recognize numbers while learning new letters. So, I made this activity worksheet to help him recognize the letter C and numbers 1-4.

The Letter C Toddler Activity

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19 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday, Mama

birthday

I’m on a mission to have a mini birthday celebration everyday until my birthday! My birthday is at the end of this month and I am looking for ways to celebrate with my kids (and without).  I have very limited babysitters on my list to call. So, it takes creativity to celebrate.

Yesterday, I went to Target with my son and daughter to buy a couple things. On the way out, I asked my kiddos, “Do you want a cake pop?” Of course they said, “YES!”

I was just going to buy the cake pops and leave. But, my son decided to sit down at the little tables and enjoy the scenery of the people entering and exiting the store. Why not? We all sat down and ate our cake pops. It was relaxing to stop the everyday routine for 10 minutes and enjoy eating a cake pop with the little loves of my life. Life was on pause. It helped me be thankful (which is a mini celebration).

So, number one on my list is: Go enjoy a cake pop with your kids.

My Birthday Celebration Agenda

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