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I’ve been striving to be a better mother as I could. For some point, I am feeling guilty for not controlling my temper. There will comes a time that they were trying to push my buttons, heat me up to the peak of my patience.

Many times I am dead tired from office works, house cleaning, kitchen and kids. Sometimes all I can do is to let them cry, play alone and never listen to them at all. But this situation always make me stressed and the kids do have stress too.

That was then I realized I have to be strict. And to be a better mom I have to tighten up my patience and implement rules for the kids.

I’ve started the if and then rules. Like “if you clean up your toys then we can have a walk outside” or if you finish your food then I will let you play”. Simple rules like this give them the consequences to do, to follow or not, or else I will stick to my decisions to not let them do what they want. This is not just teaching them to follow rules but also teaching them to be patient as well. I praise them when they obey and sometimes award them for being good.

Rules are important to discipline our kids. We also have some rules like no games while having their meals. And I give them time for everything like time for watching televisions, time for games and time to study. And I tried to spend a few minutes to hang with them in between kitchen and kids, laundry then kids or I let them help me clean the house and pick up their toys.

It is really hard to be a mother but what I’ve learned is to not take your kids tantrums seriously. Because they only want your attention  to cuddle and pamper them. Laugh with them, enjoy and have fun. Don’t bother those scattered toys and pick them up from time to time, instead you join hands with your kids to clean up and arrange their toys in its proper places. Don’t mind those untidy kitchen you can do it later when kids are focused on playing. What’s important is you both have a stress free and happy time together.

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Vacuums aren’t Just for Carpet

If your home has hardwood floors in even some of its rooms, you may still be bothering with a broom and mop as part of your cleaning routine. If you do a little digging, you can come up with a vacuum cleaner for wood floors that will address your carpets and hardwood floors equally well. I want to go over a few things with you that you should keep in mind when you are going out to get your floor cleaning panacea.

What’s The Best Vacuum For Hard Floors?

If you do any kind of maintenance on your hardwood floor, or if you cringe every time you hear something scrape on your floor, then you know that you don’t want anything on your floor that may cause scratches or otherwise mar the floor’s finish. The very first thing you want to make sure of is that any vacuum you look at will be a suitable vacuum for hardwood floors. If it has spinning brushes that you can’t turn off, forget about it. If you want to use the same vacuum on your carpets and your hardwood, then you will at least need any brushes to be able to be turned off. Spinning brushes will work against you two way when you are on the hardwood floor: they will scatter dust and dirt all over the place, and dirt that gets caught between the brush and the floor could make some annoying scratches. In addition to making sure there are no brushes or brushes that you can turn off, you want to make sure that a vacuum will have attachments that can reach under and around furniture and appliances that are on the hardwood floor. Well, if you do accidentally scratch your hardwood floor, check out this tip to reduce the scratches. It won’t completely remove it, but it won’t be as visible.

To Bag or not to Bag

You are going to want to know this before you go buying. Bagged vacuums are a bit easier to empty if you want to avoid a mess, while bag less vacuums will be easier to empty if you are not very sensitive to the dust and dander in the vacuum’s collection well. If you are sensitive to in-home allergens, then the bag option may be better for you. On the other hand, if you don’t have any allergic sensitivity to dust and dander or mites, you might like the ease of a dust well over a collection bag.

Just think ahead

Make sure that your choice of vacuum for hardwood floor has options and features that you will need, and stay away from anything that talks a big game without the reviews and customer rating to back it up. Lastly, read those customer reviews as it will tell you whether those features they offered are actually useful. VacuumCleanerReviewsHQ.NET is a good place to start with.

10 Minutes To Refresh

With all the mothers task and responsibilities, do you take some time to unwind or refresh? We are just humans not robots. Like candles we  also tends to melt away, and as batteries we also loose energy.

There are many ways to unwind. You can go out for a walk not only to unwind but also a good exercise for your body and mind. You can also have a window shopping or just popped up in the groceries or supermarket, this will also add new idea for your menu. If you really has no time, even an online window shopping or just browse through your favorite website is also good. For me, checking out a scrapbook tips online has been a great relaxing therapy.

But the most effective way I refresh in a very easy and cheap way is to have a 10 minutes coffee break. Either at the coffee shop or just outside the terrace. What’s important is to refresh and relax. Clear out all the whole day stress and regain power. This is my simple way to ready myself for a new battle. And be strong enough to accomplish my task.

Having a relax and clear mind you are ready to face your kids tantrums, untidy kitchen and busy task around the house. I can always have a good smile while busy preparing our meals that results to a deliciously foods. I can deal with the kids and keep my temper balance.

As a mother we need to always have a nice smile, good moods and know how to get mad when it needs to. Be sensitive to kids emotion and adjust yourself to have a long lasting happy relationship. Our kids happiness is our happiness too. Give them all the best they could. Balance your time to have a special moments with your kids that they will treasure forever. In no time your kids will give back all the love and support you’ve given to them.