Hey there! My name is Lamora Coons and I have four kids ages newborn to 6. Now that I am in the thick of motherhood, I truly feel that the most important commodity for a mom is time. I mean, before becoming a mom I never would have guessed how strategic I’d have to be just to regularly shower.
If you’re a mom, you get it. With kids there are tons of things to manage. Sometimes you feel like your life is full of non-stop chauffeuring, cleaning, and cooking. And your brain never stops rattling off a mental to-do list that will never ever be done. And if you happen to get a solid moment of peace, it is interrupted by tiny voices whining and fighting or begging you for food just after they dumped their plate on the floor.
All of it is just enough to make you have full on fantasies about running away to the movie theater so you can hide in the dark not sharing your snacks.
I’ve been there, in that mental place where everything feels chaotic and depressing and you just want to run away. I remember the days when I had two tiny kids and my husband was working away from home for two weeks at a time, and I felt so overwhelmed trying to juggle it all on my own that I kind of just gave up.
I remember how it would take me three or four days to convince myself to wash the dishes, and only because I had nothing to cook with or eat on. I felt so overwhelmed and lonely and guilty. I felt like even though I wanted to have a well-ordered house and a put-together life, I just didn’t have enough hours in the day to do it all- so why even try?
And looking back, I know I don’t ever want another mom to feel that way.
Yes, we all have bad days, we all fall short. But having the right tools and knowledge and moral support to manage being a mom is essential to keeping those bad days few and far between, and certainly to keep away that feeling of drowning when you could be cherishing these special years with your kids.
Fast forward three years and I still have tiny kiddos in my home and my husband still works long hours. My circumstances haven’t changed (except adding two more kids to the mix) and I definitely still have the same 24 hours in a day, but I have changed and learned a lot. I am much happier. I feel good about my life and about the way I manage my home. And most importantly, I feel like I am a much more present and joyful mom.
Remember when I said I don’t ever want another mom to feel that chaotic, burdened feeling? I really mean it. That’s why I created this site. That’s why I spend the extra time I carve out of my own life to write to you. To let you know that you are not doing this mom thing alone and to share all the things that have helped me manage my time and create a more purposeful, balanced, and joy-filled life.
If you want to feel less burdened and more joyful too, enter your info below. You will receive inspirational messages with real-life solutions delivered straight to your inbox. Plus, you will gain exclusive access to an entire library of time and sanity saving printables:
Where should you go from here?
Try viewing one of the top three most popular posts on this site:
- 18 Sanity-saving Laundry Tips (+free drawer labels for kids)
- Maximize Your Time by Ditching your Planner (Free Printables)
- How to Bullet Journal, the Complete No-Frills Guide for Busy Moms (Infographic)
Or one of my top three personal favorites:
- How to Help Your Kids Get Stuff Done Without Nagging (Free Printable Chore Charts)
- 5 Stress-Causing Habits No Mom has Time For (and How to Stop Doing Them)
- How Busy Moms Create Balance with Weekly and Daily Routines