Happily Breaking Rules - My WAHM Plan

Happily Breaking Rules

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Happy Monday! We had a beautiful, restful weekend here at Casa Kinsman. I hope you enjoyed your weekend as well.

 I’d like to take a moment to announce my new and improved tagline: Keeping the focus on home as a work at home mom.  
I am thankful that after many tagline attempts, I have finally thought of one that allows me to :
A. Tell those who don’t know what WAHM stands for and
 B. that I’m all about my home life. Without it and the wonderful people who share it with me, I would be lost!

Okay, I’m admitting it right here and now:  I did not like the rigidness of writing out my action plan and sharing it. 
Not that I don’t want to share… no, I do so enjoy sharing; it’s just that the act of typing everything out, trying to get the numbers to align here on Blogger (what gives html)? And then doing it all again on Friday was, well, tedious.

Doing this type of post looked oh-so-good on paper and followed the “rules” I’ve been reading from the pro bloggers. But, I hated it, so I’m chucking the whole thing! No more Monday and my plans.

But wait, doesn’t that fly in the face of blog schedules and continuity and flow? Yep, I’m sure it does, but I don’t care. No, really, I don’t care. 
Because I firmly believe in the quote by David Allen in the picture above: “You can do anything, but not everything.”

What a powerful message! Each and every time I over reach, or more to the point, over-think my life, I get stressed, so today and every day I will remember what I can and cannot do. And I will happily break a rule or two along the way if it means peace and harmony and balance.

How about you? Are you happily breaking a rule? Or are you still trying to be super woman doing everything?


  1. Good new tagline!

    I'm probably a rule breaker...tell me how to do something and I'll do it the other way.

  2. I'm glad you listened to your gut. You'll be much happier that way. There are so many rules/suggestions out there from the pros that I go crazy trying to listen to them all. So, I, too, feel like I'm breaking the "rules". But I'm pretty happy so I'll take it!

  3. Hi Tammy,

    I normally don't break rules, but I figure with this blogging thing, hey, I gotta do what I gotta do!

    Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hi Katy,

    I can tell you are happy when I visit your blog!

    Have a great day!

  5. Love the new tagline.

    I don't try to break rules, but sometimes, I guess I do.

  6. Thanks for stopping by Kas! I appreciate the positive feedback on the tagline.
    I'm not normally a rule breaker myself, but in this bloggy world, sometimes we just have to find our own voice.

  7. I like your approach to finding your own voice.

    The tagline is good, and I don't know if I'm breaking the rules or not. Guess I haven't thought about it as I just do what I need to do.

    The lilacs in your header are gorgeous!

  8. Hi Donna,

    Thanks for your supportive words!

    I love Lilacs, flowers of all kinds really. Got anything blooming your way yet?

  9. Great tagline! I'm breaking rules left and right! Heck, look at my blog and you'll see that. If you could see a day in the life Ashley, you would also see I'm pretty good a rule breaking in the home too... we are unscheduled, unorganized, naps are optional (based on what I want to happen), bed times vary... Honestly, I don't mind a mess because I can guarantee we had fun making it! ;)

  10. Hi Ashley,

    I love your honesty! I bet you are a blast to be around and that your kiddies have sunny, sweet personalities because of you!
    Have a great weekend!


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