Posts Tagged ‘words’

Mindset of a Time Efficient Mom (SEE HOW SHE DOES IT ALL)

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

MINDSET OF A TIME EFFICIENT MOM

This is the Mindset of a Time Efficient Mom – see how she gets things done in a day. Learn how to get things done when you don’t feel like it. Beat Procrastination and get more productive and organized. These are great tips whether you are stay at home mom working or you want to create a routine!

I share 5 tips that would help you create time management strategies that work.

 

Regards,

Nike Famojuro

(Fellow Momleader)

XOXO

Seven Practical Ways You Can Show Love To Your Children

Friday, February 1st, 2019

SEVEN PRACTICAL WAYS YOU CAN SHOW LOVE TO YOUR CHILDREN

I get this most times from Moms in my MomLeader Coaching Programs.
I often ask this question: “Do you show love to your children, that is; 
You love your children but do they know that?”

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Pretty ironic right?!?

Here are Seven (7)n Practical Ways You Can Show Love To Your Child.

PS: It is NEVER to late or too early to start.

1. TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM:
This seems like a no-brainer right!?

Life can get busy that all we communicate to our children is what they are not doing right or their schedules, what is expected of them etc.

We forget at times to tell them what they need to hear (even though the child will not admit it! lol).

They need to hear it from you that you love them…PERIOD!…Say it!

 

2. PRAISE THEM:

This is kind of tied in with you telling your child you love them, that is, how you show love to your children.

Praising them is something you have to do consciously especially when you are going through difficult times with your child. Because of moms “nurturer” nature, we often only see EVERYTHING that needs to be fixed and we NEGLECT the things that are going on well. Find the good in your child and praise them for it

 

3. LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD;

9 out of 10, the biggest issue we had with our parents was that they didn’t listen to us…so Mommas, why aren’t  we listening to our children?

Always adopt this Steve Covey Effective Listening style which is:

“Seek first to Understand, then to be Understood”.

That is, concentrate on what is being said; rather concentrating on your response.

 

4. BE PRESENT:

Doing more than one task at once seems great because it allows us to get so many things done in a limited amount of time.

The disadvantage is that we tend not to be present while carrying a task.

When spending time with your child, be present.

All you need to do is create a time block for your child, with no interruption and with you being fully present.

This is definitely important if you want to show love to your children.

 

5. LAX THE RULES ONCE IN A WHILE:
It is awesome to have a schedule with the children especially when dealing with younger children.

But every now and then, it is okay to lax the rules.

How about if they stay up  late on a Friday night and watch a goofy movie with you or eat their breakfast in bed on Saturday morning…whatever you know they would like, lax the rules and watch their faces light up…Priceless!

 

6. SURPRISE THEM:

Everyone loves a good surprise – not just on Birthdays!

But remember, it is about them and not about you; so bear that in mind when choosing either what to give them or  what activity to do.

Do your research and NAIL it!

 

7. CREATE FAMILY TIME:

This concept is super important because it creates and nurtures closeness between family especially siblings. It is just like how companies have Team building programs with their staff members to encourage Team Dynamics.

By taking time off and being diligent with Family Time will not only create great Team Dynamics with your children, it is also a way you can show your family that you love them!

 

There you have it, 7 Practical Ways You Can Show Love to Your Child…if you want more, you can download the 37 Practical Ways You Can Show Love To Your Child here >> >

Remember, to check out 101-self-care-ideas-for-moms

Keep Loving Mommas,

 

I’ll see you around.

 

Nike Famojuro

Fellow MomLeader

 

List of Inspiring Mom-Goals

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Feeling STUCK as to where to start with setting your mom-goals for the New year!?!

I know the end of the year is when we make all these resolutions, but to be honest, you can start afresh at any time – any month, any day of the week and any time of the day. You can even decide to change from this very moment!!!

I understand that as moms, we can be super busy with the end of year activities and can neglect setting our mom-goals.

So, here are Five (5) Areas you need to consider when setting goals. I even added inspiring examples of mom-goals you can set in those areas – YES, you are welcome.  

1.PERSONAL

  • Love yourself
  • Self Care
  • Have a morning routine
  • Get More Sleep
  • Read More
  • Find an Outlet/Hobby
  • Travel more
  • See your children the way they are
  • Make New Friends
  • Challenge yourself more

 

2. HEALTH

  • Get fit
  • Join a gym or start an home exercise program
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits
  • Meal Prep every weekend
  • Make homemade snacks
  • Drink 2L of water everyday
  • Buy less takeaways
  • Keep Vital signs in the healthy range

 

3. FINANCIAL

  • Have a Budget
  • Get completely out of debt
  • Create an emergency fund
  • Buy a Home
  • Pay off Loans
  • Plan for large purchases
  • Save for Retirement
  • Increase your investment portfolio
  • Have multiple streams of income

 

4. FAMILY

  • Be Patient
  • Live in the Moment
  • Loose your temper less
  • Leave your work at work
  • Give more compliments
  • Appreciate your children more
  • Spend more time with your partner
  • Have “cell-phone free” conversations
  • Live life through your children’s eye
  • See your children they way they are
  • Be Flexible

 

5. SPIRITUAL

  • Pray more
  • Start Meditation
  • Go to Church regularly
  • Be more mindful
  • Be Mentor
  • Volunteer regularly
  • Help others more

 

These are five areas with inspiring mom-goals you can set. Please note that these examples are not specific; they are just a guide. If you are keen to set goals that would work – check out  this MomLeader VIdeo- https://bit.ly/2GlM41K..

 

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See you next week!

 

“Mom-exercise” for Stay At Home Moms

Friday, December 14th, 2018

“Mom-exercise” is a form of exercising for moms. Before I explain what “M0m-exercise” is, I want to get you really interested by showing you the benefits of exercising.

 

I know that moms especially Stay At Home Moms (after cleaning, doing the dishes, doing school runs and getting dinner ready); the last thing you want to do is “exercise”. But trust me on this one, MomLeaders, there are great benefits of “mom-exercising” – asides from the all too known benefit of weight loss:

 

  1. Helps you feel happier:

Endorphins are your best friends. They are hormones that is known to produce positive feelings and reduce the perception of pain. Exercising increases the production of hormones called endorphins, which are known to help make you feel happier

Being at home can be a bit lonely/frustrating and the mind can really play games at times. Plus having to talk to toddlers all day or doing baby talk with newborns doesn’t help at times. Add in your female hormones and you will have a cocktail of a roller-coaster mood. Plus, you have to battle with mom-guilt as well.

Here’s the big one: you still have to care for your children and patiently answer their numerous questions, respond to their never ending requests without losing it.

I believe you will agree with me when I say that having all the help you can with your mood will really help.

 

  1. Increases energy levels:

This is quite ironic because you would think exercising will use up all your energy. Yes! Maybe! whilst exercising and maybe a few minutes after. Exercise can improve energy levels because it strengthens the circulation and your heart muscle.This means more energy to keep up with your children and their needs.

 

  1. Helps with skin health:

By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. We all need that glow, right?!?

 

  1. Helps with brain health:

The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of growth factors—chemicals in the brain that affect the health, abundance, survival and growth of brain cells. (according to the Harvard Health Publishing).

I guess we can all say bye to “mommy brain”!

 

  1. Helps with relaxation and sleeping:

All those sleepless nights with a newborn, sometimes can alter our sleeping pattern. Exercise can help with that – awesome!

 

What then is “Mom-exercise”?

It is a form of exercise designed specially for moms. Mom-exercise is a form of workout that suits moms schedule and way of life. It doesn’t have to be intense. Below are a list of Mom-exercises; pick the one that works best with you and have fun with it.

  •  30 mins walk with the lil one in the stroller
  • Going up and down your stairs a couple of times (10x at a time) 
  • Dancing time with the kiddos
  • Walking Lunges
  • Chair dips or squats
  • Step ups using the stairs

Whatever works for you, the most important thing is to make sure you schedule at least a 15 mins block for exercise (at least 3-5 times a week).

Exercise and enjoy its benefits!

Christmas Tips for Moms – Part 2

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Okay….Here’s goes Part 2.

As always I will get right to it:

  1. MAKE ROOM:

In my earlier post, I mentioned cleaning up and Donating.
Well, Declutter and make room for all those christmas presents you know are coming your way.

It is extra work but it is worth it.

 

2. MINIMIZE FOOD PREP:

I know traditionally, especially on Christmas day, we are up doing food prep the night before and right up to the time when we cook the Christmas lunch or dinner.

My tip for Momleaders, is get creative and think of ways you can minimize food prep time.

This is one of the many lessons I share with moms in my coaching program – Take Charge.

 

3. BUDGET:

This time of the year can be expensive with buying presents, decorating, hosting parties, doing renovations etc.

Two things MomLeaders should do:
–  Have a budget

– Stick to the budget.

 

4. CONSIDER DISPOSABLES:

Do you really have to bring out all the breakables and do all that washing this Christmas season?!?

You already have lots to do, my tip would be to consider using those stashed away disposable plates to make your life easier this season.

 

5. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN:
Plan your week ahead – those errands, gifts, christmas shopping…

This is the season to plan so that you won’t be overwhelmed and distracted.

 

Enjoy MomLeaders!!!

 

 

Christmas Tips for Moms – Part 1

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Things Moms should do before Christmas (Part 1):

Christmas is usually the most busy time of the year not only for business owners but especially for moms.

I’m just going to jump right into the list.

  1. DONATE.
    I’m doing this because I am currently cleaning up the house because I’m expecting guests over the Christmas holiday so I decided to go through my closets and the children’ closets, kitchen and toys.
    I will be donating toys, clothes, shoes, bags and other items I know we haven’t used in the past 6 months or more.

    So far so good, I have one bin bag full. Not giving up.

    Let me know in the comments if you would be doing this!

     

  2. TAKE TIME TO HANG OUT WITH THE KIDDOS.

    This season can be very hectic. We moms can easily get caught up in so many activities that we don’t spend time with our children. Get creative and think of ways you can have fun with them.

    My daughter loves anything Christmas. I got her this donut from Tim’s. She enjoyed it while we had a lovely mom and daughter time.

    What will you be doing with your kiddos this season?
    Drop your suggestions in the comments below

     

  3. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR WORDS.
    Words are like seeds.

    “Negative seeds bring negative result and

    positive seeds bring positive results”.

    It is important that we as moms pay attention to what we’re saying to our family and ourselves.
    The end of the year can be very tricky- most times we get stressed out by unrealistic expectations and the hustle of the season that we don’t realize the negative words we are saying to ourselves and our family.

    Pay attention to your words and start sowing great seeds into the new year (with your positive words).

     

  4. YES YOU CAN FIX IT.                                                                                                                                                                                      To be honest it has been a while I assembled things in the house – I have other roles I fulfil. LolThis week I to assemble this furniture and as I opened up the box, there were so many bits and bobs that I was immediately discouraged but I told myself –“Imagine the end product!”
    “You can fix this!”

    I don’t know what your week is currently like or what the year has been like for you.
    Well, ask yourself this:
    “Am I overwhelmed with the bits and bobs?” “Can I fix it?”
    “Can I see the end result in my subconscious mind?”

    …I am rooting for you MomLeaders!!!!

     

  5. BE YOU.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Very key especially during this season. You are probably seeing old friends or family and you feel the need to be “perfect”.
    It is okay to clean the house, move things around and dress up when you have guests or when you attend a family function.

    But remember – Please be you! Don’t give in to the pressure of presenting a false version of yourself.

     

    So, these are my top 5 tips for Christmas! watch out for Part 2!

    For tips like this and more – join the discussion in the MomLeader Facebook Community, check out www.momleader.com.