How to Manage Home and Family Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Written by Nikki Dee

As much as I love writing about making money online, starting a writing career and making printables if you know me, you know that my family is my favorite subject.

They are the reason that I do all of those other things. They are my motivation (and sometimes my obstacle - lol).

Nothing else that I do matters if my family isn't the priority. But I know that can be a struggle. In the midst of the dirty clothes and piles of dishes, it can be easy to lose sight of how precious all those mess-makers are to us.

I don't claim to be perfect. And I promise you that my house is not cleaner than yours.

That is because what I do is to make sure that I know what my priorities are and focus on them.

I want to feel fulfilled in my life and wake up every day knowing that even if my laundry never gets completely finished, that the things that matter to me are done.

That is exactly what I encourage you to do too. Below I have listed some of the areas of my life that I like to write about, and some of the blog posts that I hope you find useful.

Motherhood

Might as well start with this one. Motherhood is my greatest joy and my heaviest burden. Becoming a mother changed me so profoundly that I don't even know how to put it into words.

Deciding to be a stay-at-home mom was a challenge for me, and making the decision to homeschool my kids was another hurdle.

Nothing about the way I live my life is the easy way, but it is all the way that I feel is best for my kids and for our entire family.

Stay at Home Mom Life

Planning and Organization

When it comes to planning and organization, you would probably laugh if you knew me well.

My life - complete with four kids (2 of which homeschool), four dogs, two cats, three lizards, four hermit crabs and two adults who both work from home - looks like a hot mess express.

I don't worry about color coding and refrigerator organization, but I do meticulously plan my life and my family's life. It's the only way anyone gets anything done.

I have my own organization systems - which usually involve post-it notes - and I know that the way I do things isn't for everyone.

But if what I do resonates with you, then I hope you find inspiration here.

Relationships

The highest priority of my life is to make sure that the people that I have in my life know how much I love them. That starts with God and works its way down into every facet of my life.

My husband is the love of my life and my very best friend.

He is everything that I ever needed, not just to feel loved, safe, and provided for, but to also stretch my boundaries, challenge my thinking and heal my baggage.

Our relationship is not easy, and we are not perfect. But I know with every fiber of my being that God uses him in my life to mold me into the person that He wants me to be.

I have four children - two biological children, and two step-children. And I struggle every day with trying to be the best mom that I can be to them.

I fail constantly, but every day I get back up and try again. They are the biggest source of joy and a neverending fount of frustration for me.

But I absolutely adore being a mother and I would not change one single minute.

I live in the town where I grew up, though I have done a few stints in other places, and am close to my extended family.

I may have friends that I only get a chance to talk to once every few months, but they know that I love them and I would drop everything to be there for them.

So, I write about these relationships - how to get them, how to keep them and how to deal with the guilt of the real-life feelings they give you sometimes.

Homeschool

Three years ago, I made the decision to homeschool my children. It was a fight from the beginning.

I had to convince my ex-husband that it was the best choice for our daughters. I had to hear every opinion under the sun from people who had never had an opinion about my kid's education before.

And it was completely worth it.

Every minute of our homeschool journey has been a learning experience for me and for the kids. We have tried all kinds of different ways to do things. After a lot of trial and error, we found what works for us.

I hope you find some encouragement in these posts and maybe even some strategies that will work for your own homeschool journey.

How to Homeschool Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind

Homeschool Binder

Resources

If there was ever a category that we needed "resources" in it's Home and Family. Am I right?

So, here are some of my favorites from around this blog - and around the internet to help you make all your dreams come true. Okay, maybe not, but they might help you not miss a doctor's appointment or something.

The Mother of All Binders

Healthy Mom Binder

Home Binder

Home and Family Life

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About Nikki Dee

From the time she was young, Nikki Dee knew she wanted to be  a writer. After spending years making money as a freelance writer, she became a mom. With her days full of squealing toddlers, client calls became almost impossible and Nikki Dee decided to start her own blog. Now she helps other moms who are trying to find their path to a dream life.

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