E-book, “15 Tips on How To Avoid Single Mom Burnout,” Launching Soon!

I’m so excited about launching my e-Book, “15 Tips On Avoiding Single Mom Burnout!” To say that this has been a labor of love is an understatement! I have a tender heart for all mommas, but especially single moms because I know how it is to carry so much on your shoulders and to feel like you have to do it all. You know you don’t right 🙂 It is exhausting and can burn you out. You are too incredible and too blessed to be burned out! Girl, you have purpose and work to do for God! It’s important that we take care of our body, mind, and spirit if we are to live an authentic life on purpose. God did not create you to just check off boxes on a task list! When you’re burned out you lose sight of God’s will for your life, your dreams and the bigger vision you have of this extraordinary life you’ve been granted! In my book we will dive into tips surrounding issues that wear us out, both mentally and physically. In the next week I’ll be launching a Facebook Group based on the book, where we can discuss the tips and be a support for one another! I’m also launching a podcast in the next month or so which I’m super psyched about! If you are interested in getting a free copy of the book and writing a review, please let me know! Just click on contact and I will put you on the review list! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

God Has More In Store for You…Are You Listening?


When you are designed by the ultimate creator there is no limit to what you can do! If you feel like you’re settling for less, you probably are! I strongly believe that when we feel as though we are not living up to our potential, that is God whispering to us…I have more for you. If we choose to ignore Him we remain merely existing and not living authentically or embracing our purpose . One sign of not living authentically is feeling uncomfortable in our skin, because we are living a design that doesn’t fit who we are in Christ. Ask yourself these few questions?
  • Am I living a narrative that others have created for me?
  • Am I just going with the flow and letting life happen to me?
  • Am I an active participant in manifesting my vision for my life?
  • Do I hide my spiritual gifts because I don’t believe I’m talented or good enough to succeed?
  • Do I look at others who are living my dream and feel envious that I’m not pursuing what’s in my heart?
  • Am I ignoring the doors that God keeps opening because I’m too afraid to walk through them?
If you answered yes to the questions above, I urge you to stop, get quiet and start listening to the Lord’s call for your life. We aren’t here to worry about success or failure, God put us here by design! You have a purpose to pursue that is God given and perfect for your life. When we start being God reliant and put our faith in the creator we unleash the power within us to do God’s work. In my upcoming eBook “15 Tips to Avoid Single Mom Burnout,” I talk about creating your own narrative with God as the author. Why is this a chapter in a book about burnout? Nothing dims our light, makes us more exhausted, and more discouraged than living a mundane life that doesn’t reflect who we were created to be in Christ. God has carefully planned out your life to be a bestseller, a meaningful legacy that brings him glory, but you have to believe in Him.
How do we do this? We listen, we pray, we act, we stop procrastinating, we live by faith, we stop the stinking thinking and transform our minds to be filled with the spirit and the word of God. There is so much more in store for you, but do you believe it? Do you crave for a life beyond your wildest expectations? Then you are in a win-win situation, because God desires an incredible life for you as well! Believe, follow and act on God’s plan for your life and you will be rewarded beyond measure!

Day #7 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

DIY Cleaning Wipes

Clorox cleaning wipes offer an easy way to quickly clean up spills and messes, but they feature a number of toxic chemicals on the label. As single-use wipes, they’re also bad for the environment. This reusable option is a great alternative! Ingredients and Cleaning Supplies
  • 1 wide-mouth quart-size mason jar
  • 15-20 10” x 10” rags cut from old T-shirts or other scrap fabric
  • ¾ cup filtered or distilled water
  • ¾ cup white distilled vinegar
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops bergamot essential oil
Directions
  1. Mix the essential oils, water, and vinegar together in your mason jar.
  2. Add your pre-cut cloths and press them firmly into the liquid.
  3. Secure the lid and tip your jar upside-down or shake to make sure that all wipes are completely damp.
  4. Store your wipes in a cool, dark cupboard or closet in order to preserve the essential oils.
NOTE: For the ultimate clean, be sure to wash the wipes after each use! Get Started with Green Cleaning Today! As you’ve seen from the recipes above, making natural cleaning products at home is easy! No more toxins, irritants, or other dangerous chemicals for you and your family. By making your own cleaning products at home, you control the ingredients and ensure only the safest products are around you and your loved ones without sacrificing effectiveness. But that’s not the only reason to make your own natural cleaning products. Many store-bought cleaning products have negative effects on the environment. With the DIY alternatives above, you minimize your environmental impact! Did I mention that homemade cleaning products are also often much cheaper to make than buying green cleaning products in-store? It’s true! And, as moms, we know every penny counts! Have you tried any of the recipes above and love them? Feel free to share them with your friends and family! About the Author: Linda Floyd  Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Day #6 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

Floor Cleaner

Who doesn’t love walking into a home that smells of Pine Sol? There’s just something about that fresh scent that screams “clean!”. But Pine Sol has a number of harsh chemicals. This floor cleaner, however, does not. In addition to being an excellent floor cleaner, it also doubles as a safe polish for wood furniture. Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp. of unscented liquid castile soap
  • 4 cups of warm water
  • 10 to 15 drops of pine essential oil
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (optional)
Directions:
  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a jar or bottle.
  2. Shake thoroughly. Leave the whole sprig of rosemary in the solution – it will keep adding fragrance to the blend as time passes.
  3. Use as you would any other floor cleaner, or apply like a polish to your wood furniture.

About the Author: Linda Floyd

Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Day #5 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

DIY Bathroom Cleaner

Ah, the bathroom. It’s a space that gets a lot of use and tends to get dirty and germy pretty quickly. This DIY bathroom cleaner helps clean and sanitize at a fraction of the cost of store-bought products. As a an added bonus, it smells great! Ingredients: ●       2 cups of distilled water ●       1 Tbsp. of baking soda ●       3 Tbsps. of liquid castile soap ●       30 drops tea tree essential oil ●       30 drops orange essential oil Directions: 1.     Pour the water, baking soda, castile soap, and essential oils into a plastic spray bottle. 2.     Cover and thoroughly shake the ingredients together until dissolved. 3.     Spray where needed – the toilet bowl, tub, sink, floor, and even the shower walls. NOTE: Tea tree oil can be toxic to pets, so use with caution if you have furry friends around. Version:1.0 StartHTML:000000221 EndHTML:000279503 StartFragment:000279166 EndFragment:000279430 StartSelection:000279166 EndSelection:000279430 SourceURL:http://asinglechristianmomsadvice.com/?p=6407&preview=true Day #1 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series! | A Single Christian Mom’s Advice On Making Life Easier

About the Author: Linda Floyd

Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Day #4 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

We all need a good all-purpose cleaner to help us tackle tough messes in our home. This recipe is great for cleaning a number of surfaces, including countertops and bathroom surfaces. Trust me, you’ll want to add this alternative to your cleaning routine! Important to note that, while borax is a natural product, it can cause irritation if overused, so treat this DIY solution as you would a store-bought product (use with care). Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of distilled water
  • 1 tsp. of borax
  • ½ tsp. of washing soda
  • 1 tsp. of liquid Castile soap
  • A few drops of your favorite essential oils
Directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle. Cover, and shake well.
  2. Spray where you need it, and wipe clean with a dry rag.

About the Author: Linda Floyd

Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Day #3 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

DIY Glass Cleaner

This DIY glass cleaner is an inexpensive, effective, and easy to make alternative to store-bought products. Say goodbye to toothpaste drops on your bathroom mirror and streaky windows– this natural, DIY alternative will leave your glass sparkling. Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol (optional – this ups the effectiveness of the formula, but if you hate the idea, skip it)
  • ¼ cup of white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of warm water
Directions:
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a plastic spray bottle until evenly dissolved.
  2. Shake before using, and spray as you would regular glass cleaner.
NOTE: Shake well before using.

About the Author: Linda Floyd

Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Day #2 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

DIY Carpet Cleaner and Stain Remover

Short on time but tired of seeing those mystery stains on your carpet? This cleaning solution can be made with just three ingredients and is perfect for cleaning spills and stains from your carpet. The best part? All it takes is five minutes to get your carpet looking like it did the first time you saw it. Ingredients and Supplies:
  • An Iron
  • A clean, light-colored cleaning rag
  • A small bucket or cup
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3-5 drops of dishwashing liquid
Directions:
  1. Mix your vinegar, water, and dishwashing liquid in the bucket or cup.
  2. Soak your rag in the liquid, and wring out.
  3. Place the damp rag on your mystery stain and iron it for 5-10 seconds.
  4. Lift the cloth to see if your stain is gone. If there’s still more residue in your carpet, iron again, using a clean portion of the cloth.
NOTE: This process transfers the stain to the rag — use one you don’t mind staining! You should NOT use this method if you have red wine, berry juice, or permanent marker stains. Version:1.0 StartHTML:000000221 EndHTML:000279503 StartFragment:000279166 EndFragment:000279430 StartSelection:000279166 EndSelection:000279430 SourceURL:http://asinglechristianmomsadvice.com/?p=6407&preview=true Day #1 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series! | A Single Christian Mom’s Advice On Making Life Easier

About the Author: Linda Floyd

Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.