A gift guide for the Catholic Mom who wants to get it all together!
Have you had enough? Enough clutter? Enough disorganization? Enough stress? Here is a gift guide for the Catholic Mom who wants to get it all together.
Productivity. Organization. Focus. Rest. Are these things you want more of in your life, yet don’t know where to go or what to do to make them happen? Never fear! Here is a gift guide for the Mom who wants to get it together. It is filled resources you can use to help you get systems in place to organize your home, set up routines, follow your dreams that have laid dormant, or just get things under control so you can breathe.
Important note: There is one important ingredient that is necessary for these resources to be effective: You. You need to not just buy (and then stuff in a drawer) or read (and then put away) any or all of these resources. You must IMPLEMENT the tools in them to get results!
You can do it. When you work one day at a time, you will get results.
Are you ready to dive in?
Favorite resources to help increase your productivity, organization, and focus as a Mom.
The resources have been grouped by category so it will be easy to find what will suit you best.
Faith, organization, and focus
A Mother’s Rule of Life
Do you want greater peace in your heart? In your home? In your family? A Mother’s Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul by Catholic mom Holly Pierlot may be just what you are looking for.
In A Mother’s Rule of Life, Holly writes about her own journey from overwhelm and chaos to order and peace. She outlines the specific steps she used so you can follow her steps to set up routines that will work for you and your family and days of rest that will help you to renew your spirit. This is a great book!
Holiness for Housewives
Holiness for Housewives: And Other Working Women by Hubert van Zeller is not very long, yet it packs a lot of information in it. It gives practical tips and advice about how to make prayer an important part of each day and how we can work to be holy. The book also includes a chapter filled with prayers for different situations or circumstances and a section of recommended spiritual books.
Organization and productivity
Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley is a great book if you are looking to get your life and/or home organized yet have no idea where to begin. She walks you through getting CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome) under control so you can have greater peace in your home, in your life, and in your heart.
Sidetracked Home Executives
Sidetracked Home Executives(TM): From Pigpen to Paradise was written by sisters Pam Young Peggy Jones. They were done. finished. Sick and tired of living in chaos. So, over time they made a plan to get things done and get their homes and lives in order. It worked. It worked so well they wrote a book. This is the book wherein they share their ideas, their trials and failures, and their successes so you can learn from them.
Productivity and focus
Eat that Frog
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy is helpful and motivating book. Have you ever thought about eating a frog? Brian Tracy talks about how eating a whole frog does not sound very pleasant. If you had to eat one each day, it is best to get it over with first thing in the morning. One of his tips is to get a daunting task (hopefully not as bad as eating an actual frog) done first thing in your day. You will feel productive and you will not have it hanging on to you all day long.
The Compound Effect
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy talks about how our efforts compounded over time really add up. Whether it is something that is not good for you (like one extra dessert every week) or something worthwhile (like spending 15 minutes each day reading the Bible), when you do it consistently over time, you will see results.
More resources to help you get your life together Catholic mom
If you are interested in posts about how to get your life together Catholic mom, you may want to check out Create Simple Morning and Evening Routines to Transform your Day and 7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself.