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Welcome to Being an Adult is Hard

Tips, tricks and hacks to make life easier and reduce stress.

Responsibility sucks but sh*t needs to be done and bills have to be paid and the dog puked on the carpet and the kid had another meltdown and we have appointments today and people are hungry and the house needs to be cleaned and the car broke down and the basement is flooding and OMG is it ever going to stop?

Hi, I’m Kim and I know the annoyance and exasperation you feel while struggling to juggle the multiple responsibilities of life. After all, I have over 30 years of experience being a somewhat successful adult.

I hope you make Being an Adult is Hard your first stop for tips, tricks, inspiration, motivation and practical advice to help deal with the stress and overwhelm and make it a little easier for you to get through this thing called life.

Blog Posts

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4 Steps to Stop Dreading Mother’s Day

According to Wikipedia, Mother's Day is “a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society”. While a noble idea in theory, it leaves many people dreading Mother’s Day for a variety of reasons: Perhaps your mother died and ...
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Freedom of choice: Is freedom an illusion?

Most of us have so many choices that we take them for granted. This freedom of choice allows us to make everyday decisions like where we are going to get our morning coffee or what we will have for breakfast. Are we going to hit the gym and do some ...

Good things come to those who wait (the art of delayed gratification)

Most of us grew up hearing the expression “good things come to those who wait.” As children, we slowly learned that we could usually get what we wanted (within reason) if we were patient and first did what our parents told us to. If we wanted dessert, first we had ...

25 REASONS WHY YOUR LIFE IS HARD (and tips to make it better)

I’ve been experiencing some struggles in my life that have made me feel that life is hard. Too hard sometimes. On top of juggling the multiple priorities of adult life, my primary concern at the moment is that my beloved dog may have a tumor. My worry and despair led ...

How to remove rust stains from bathtub, toilet and sink

Did you know there’s an easy way to remove rust stains from a bathtub, toilet or sink? I did some research (because we have well water) and found that most commercial rust removers use citric acid to break down the rust, but they also contain harsh chemicals. Citric acid is ...