Being a parent is hard work.

It takes patience, love and a lot of chocolate.

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Remember: You aren’t in this parenting thing alone!

stay sane as a stay at home mom

Here’s a typical daily schedule in our household:


What I wish I knew when I was expecting:

what to expect when expecting


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  1. MichelleS says:

    I think I want to implement a chart like that otherwise playing it by ear gets a little “chaotic” and I like schedules LOL.

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Michelle, I have found that winging it can be good at times, but schedules are the best for us. That way I actually get stuff done!

  2. Becky VanGinkel says:

    I love the ‘couple time’!! It’s so important. As the SAHM of 3, with a husband who works out of state, I really value couple time with him. On the weekends or every other weekend when he is home, just having him in the house with me makes everything easier. I know he’s there to lean on, and after being alone all week, it’s such a relief to be able to yell ‘Honey can you bring me a washrag?’ instead of having to get up and get one myself! lol I think the rest of the schedule is super important too, but that couple time is tops!

    • Tales of Beauty for Ashes says:

      I agree, it is so nice to just have some couple time! My hubby is a firefighter, so every third day he is gone. I miss him like crazy and can’t wait until he comes home!

      I had to laugh at your comment about hollering for a washrag. I do the same thing, but with me, it’ with the kids. I am so glad that I am not the ONLY one changing diapers around here…when my hubby is home!

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