All About Thriving

A Thriving Mama's Perspective on Life and Motherhood

5 Reasons We Lose Motivation and What to Do About It.

It's so easy to lose motivation! I live in Oklahoma where tornados and severe weather are really considered the norm, especially in the Spring. But yesterday they were predicting an especially dangerous outbreak of severe weather. So much so that all of the schools in the area canceled class! ...

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How To Be a Nice Mom When You Feel Overwhelmed

The Serious Problem The word "overwhelmed" gets used a lot these days. Its a very familiar feeling to me, and probably is to you, too, if you are a mama. Even if you aren't overwhelmed right now, you probably remember the last time you felt that way. That overhwelmed feeling is a serious...

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Help for the Unappreciated Mom

Feeling Unappreciated is Normal Do you ever feel unappreciated? Like you work and work and maybe it doesn't get noticed, or your work gets undone so quickly that you wonder why you even did it to begin with? Here is the reality for a lot of mamas: You cook meals that kids complain about....

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How to Take Control of Your Thoughts

What to do when our thoughts go where we don't want them to. Try this experiment: After you read the next sentence, pause for a moment before reading on. Do not think of a pink elephant. What did you immediately think of? If you are like 99% of people, you immediately think of a pink...

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Becoming a Spiritual Grown-up

Am I Growing Enough Spiritually? I recently had a friend say that she needed to "fix herself " - so that she could help train up her kiddos in her Christian faith and wouldn't be a hypocrite. I can understand how she feels. It can feel disingenuous to be wanting to help our children learn...

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How To Be Christlike in Conflict

UGH! That person is SO irritating! Is conflict bad? Not necessarily. Conflict, when handled well, can bring understanding, a deeper relationship, and needed change. But if the conflict in your life is stealing your joy, causing deep frustration and discontentment, then we have a...

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Tools to Minimize Chaos With Kids

Quick tricks to minimize chaos! Whether you homeschool, have little kids still at home, or just have a the kids at home for the summer, you will experience chaos when the kids are around. There is inherent chaos associated with having little people in your house all day. The more people there...

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