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Ten Free Resources That Have the Power to Change Your Mom Life

I don’t know about you, but I am regularly scouring the internet for inspiration, ideas, and resources on how to do anything (everything) better, especially when it comes to mom life.

I sometimes feel ill-equipped and under-resourced when it comes to running my home and raising my children. So it’s rather nice to have an always open, never-ending library at my fingertips. However, I know that there isn’t enough time in a day (or even in the ten minutes you have in the bathroom) to actually hone in on the good stuff. Thus, I decided to put together ten resources that I’ve found via the world wide web. In the last three years, these have, in one way or another, actually changed my mom life. 

Podcasts

Confession: I’m addicted to the podcast. It’s the perfect distraction on those days where I have a lot to get done but I also want to avoid feeling like a robot. While the kids get to their own important work of independent play, I’ll turn on one of my favorite shows and blast it from my phone. Depending on my mood, I can choose from a range of podcasts and either be edified, entertained, or challenged. Here are just five of my favorites that tend to do almost all three: 

  1. Mom Struggling Well 
  2. At Home
  3. The Next Right Thing with Emily Freeman
  4. The Purpose Show with Allie Casazza 

Websites

With Pinterest right at our fingertips, it’s a lot harder to commit to just one website and spend a lot of time there. There are just so many people with so many good ideas. But, when I do find myself scrolling through the archives of a blog, I take notice. These are just a few that I’ve literally spent a few hours on gathering ideas for my home and my life, or just even utilizing for myself as a resource. 

  1. Clean Mama
  2. BabyList 
  3. Money Saving Mom

Other

As modern moms, there’s just so much we can utilize isn’t there? I just love it. While I know that technology has a lot of flaws, I’m grateful for being able to make the choice in what I read and what I listen, too. Personally, I require that the things I download or use or learn from help compel me to be more creative, or help make me a better person. And that includes, 

  1. Rachel Hollis 
  2. Snapseed
  3. 1 Second Everyday 

In the almost four years that I’ve been a mom, I’ve learned that I don’t have to consume everything that’s put in front of me. I get to choose what I read and listen to. But more importantly, I get the opportunity to make the time to learn more about how to do this work that I’ve chosen, and how to do it well. I don’t want to always live a hot mess life, or stay stuck in bad habits and unhealthy routines. I want to be challenged and I want to change. And I want to grow to be the best mom that I can, with grace but also, with the humility to learn from others. Just these few resources have helped me in so many ways, and I am so grateful. 

Bonus*

These last resources are not free, but I’ve used them all and have loved them all. I wouldn’t recommend them otherwise. They include this book, this website, and these products

What would you add? Tell us below! We’d love to know! 

 

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