Battling Anxiety as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Battling Anxiety as a Stay-at-Home Mom

If you feel like you haven’t been hearing from me much recently, that’s because you haven’t.

One of the most important aspects of running a parenting blog for me is to remain authentic and be honest about my wonderful imperfections. And the past few weeks, those imperfections have been many. My anxiety spiked and the little Gremlins of Self-doubt seeped into my mind with a vengeance.  I decided, for my own wellbeing, to step back from my blog for a bit and indulge in some R&R.

Now I’m all for working hard and being consistent in life, but I’m also a huge advocate of stepping back when you need it. R&R isn’t frivolous and unproductive. It’s vital to YOUR mental and emotional health. Taking a step back to recharge is sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself– and for others in your life who rely on you. As a mother, I am ALWAYS more equipped to care for and raise my kiddos when I’m at peace and taking care of myself. Seriously, friends, self-love is SO critical to being a mom. Please take care of yourself, Beautiful Human.

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Keep a Lid On it! Easy Sensory Play Activity for Preschoolers

Keep a Lid On it! Easy Sensory Play Activity for Preschoolers

If you’ve been following Delightfully Frazzled for long, you’re probably aware that I’m in love with independent and sensory play activities! Anything that both entertains and teaches my curious little whirlwind is a-okay with me. I’ve posted plenty about sensory play and how to help your child play independently, and today I’m excited to share another fabulous and simple activity with you!

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Everyday Wisdom from Everyday Super Moms: An Interview with Stephanie

Everyday Wisdom from Everyday Super Moms: An Interview with Stephanie

Today I’m excited to share another fabulous momma with you for the Every Day Super Moms series! This interview is by Stephanie from Her Mommy Side. She’s got some anazing wisdom to share– check it out!

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65 Easter Basket Gift Ideas (That Aren’t Candy!)

65 Easter Basket Gift Ideas (That Aren’t Candy!)

I always loved the tradition of getting a special Easter basket as a kid. We got our fair share of candy and Peeps, but my mom always included some fun non-food items as well! Don’t get me wrong– I’m all about the candy and the sweet stuff! But if you’re looking for some simple and fun ideas to fill an Easter basket that aren’t just candy, check out this list!

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30 Days of Spring Cleaning: One Task a Day for a Fresh Home!

30 Days of Spring Cleaning: One Task a Day for a Fresh Home!

Wait. It’s almost April? What? Wasn’t Christmas, like, a month ago? No? Okay, it’s fine. The year’s already one-third over. Holy canoli. Not sure how that happened, but whatever. It’s fine. I’m fine. Everything’s fine. Totally fine.

Has time been flying by for you too? I mean, APRIL is almost here, people. It still feels like Christmas was maybe a month ago, and yet the stores are filled with decorations and waaaaay too much Easter candy for this sugar addict. (Resistance is futile.)

This spring promises to be unusually warm in our neck of the woods, bringing with it new growth, sunny weather, and the first scent of spring in the air. Before all of us Minnesotans awaken from our dreary hibernation to squint in the unfamiliar sun, it’s time to shed our winter cocoons. Time to store the heavy coats and remove that residue dust from the days when we were too cold to move!

Okay, I’m exaggerating (a little). But there’s something about the start of spring that makes you want a clean, fresh start to life, isn’t there? With the snow melting and fresh air inside again, the buzz in the air often leads to a bee in my bonnet (see what I did there?! I’m so funny…) and a newfound motivation to clean, clean, clean!

I think the term “spring cleaning” can seem a little daunting (actually, cleaning in general can seem daunting to me!). With two boys 2 years old and younger, there’s no way I would be able to tackle it all at once. Instead, I’ve decided this year to take it one day at a time– with one task a day! If your house is also ready for some much-needed spring cleaning, check out this list for 31 days of spring cleaning ideas! Let’s tackle that winter grime and get our homes ready for spring together! Continue Reading…

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Everyday Wisdom from Everyday Super Moms: An Interview with Samantha

Everyday Wisdom from Everyday Super Moms: An Interview with Samantha

Hi fellow Everyday Super Moms. Look at you being all awesome and, well, Super.

I really love getting to share the stories of other amazing Super Moms with all of you. Not only does it offer a new perspective on motherhood (because let’s face it, this millennial momma is not an infinite fount of knowldge!), but it also gives me a chance to introduce some wonderful new faces! Today that wonderful new face is the lovely Samantha from riverBee! She’s an amazing work-from-home go-getter and an awesome addition to our Everyday Wisdom from Everyday Super Moms series. It’s been a joy to get to know her– I hope you enjoy her interview too!

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“Meaningless! Meaningless!” What to Do When Everything You Do Seems Pointless

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” What to Do When Everything You Do Seems Pointless

I know the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament is pretty widely attributed to King Solomon, but starting a book with “Meaningless, Meaningless, everything is meaningless!” sounds much more like an exasperated Stay-At-Home Mom of little ones to me. (Maybe that verse was written by his nanny…) Between the endless piles of laundry, messes that materialize while I clean up other messes, and the general mental chaos of trying to reason with an unreasonable toddler all day, some days I wonder why I bother at all. Please tell me I’m not alone in this.

It’s easy to get discouraged when things don’t seem to matter, or when your best efforts only seem to scratch the surface. I certainly have my days when I look at the Mount Everest that is our laundry and just say, “Nope. Not happening.” And of course I have days when I spend 20 minutes trying to explain a simple concept to my toddler (like “No, we don’t pour lighter fluid on the baby.” Yep. Actually had that conversation once. #momlife) and I just give in to what he wants (not the “lighter fluid” day. Don’t worry! We’ve never had a highly-flammable infant.).

Feeling like what you do doesn’t make a difference is no fun.

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Why doTerra? An Introduction to Essential Oils

Why doTerra? An Introduction to Essential Oils

If you’ve been following Delightfully Frazzled for any amount of time, it’s probably no secret that I love getting to use natural products around my home. Not only do they save me money; they’re also better for the environment and more healthy for  my family! Win-win-win, if you ask me.

One of the most simple, versatile, and fun ways to incorporate natural products into the home is by using essential oils! Essential oils can be used for everything from soothing a fussy baby, disinfecting a kitchen counter, and many beauty applications. They truly are a phenomenal way to care for your family and home naturally.

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Well hi there! I'm Katie, the creator and writer of Delightfully Frazzled. I'm a wife, a mother of two, a Christ-follower, a cat owner, a people-lover and an insatiable DIY-er. Learn more about me and Delightfully Frazzled on my About page!
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