Happy Friday everyone! Not sure about you, but I am starting the day with a grateful heart and beyond thankful that I see the SUN!! I'm working today but can see the sun through m office window and just want to sit in the sun and cry... okay anyways why I am writing today. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Bye Bye Norwex
Anxiety! Anxiety, Stress, Worry - these levels are through the roof right now for so many of us! Worry about if we'll have enough food, enough money for that food, who will get the food, what will happen if I test positive for Covid-19, will I still have a job, etc, etc etc. We ALL… Continue reading Times of Uncertainty
Check out these ideas from Real Simple magazine: pin.it/7kKv0EY There are easy, simple and affordable ideas! I already ordered the pot and pan organizers, I can't even explain what a mess those cupboards are right now😳 .... it's very sad 😢 Have a blessed week ✝️ Christy Jo
4 ways to build your Child's Confidence Be RealisticDig DeeperWatch Your WordsFocus on Personal Growth Confidence is such an important part of who we are and having confidence as a kid sets us up for the rest of our lives. If we have that strong confidence as a kid, we build a platform and as… Continue reading Confidence
Today, February 4th, 2020 is World Cancer Day – to spread awareness on social media use hastags #IAmAndIWill and #WorldCancerDay By tagging your posts with the official hashtags, supporters around the world can follow the conversations happening on social media.
Check out their official website to learn more – World Cancer Day
Have to share this article about the different types of skin cancer, I read a lot of them but found this simple and easy to understand, with some nice pictures (that I always find super helpful 😉) So Please read and consult your provider with ANY concerns.
“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more cases diagnosed every year than all other cancers combined.”
It’s important, be aware and Take care of yourself!
https://youtu.be/beK6dkFi-j4 This 17-year-old; Henry Dai, celebrated his remission by destroying a replica of the tumor that once grew in his chest. This a great article about determination and strength! Cancer is not always a story about physically beating or "smashing" cancer but it also includes emotional, mental and spiritual healing. We wanted to signify the… Continue reading Smashing Cancer
Good morning everyone! I have not written in a few weeks and honestly I have missed it! Writing, sharing and reading other people’s blogs is something I think I long for, writing is an outlet for me, not matter what it is about and so obviously that’s why I have a blog 😉But anyways, I… Continue reading Christmas Blessings
March 28 - This article has a whole different meaning now because of the Covid-19 crisis happening - our kiddos are 13, 10 and 6 and they all process what’s going on in our world a little differently but one thing is consistent and that is they all FEEL the stress and anxiety. Everyone can… Continue reading Children and Stress
This recipe is from a friend that brought our family a huge batch when my dad was in Hospice and it was a hit! What I love about this soup recipe is that it is for the crockpot and being a working mom, I absolutely LOVE my crockpot!🥣👍🏻 Another added bonus, everyone in the family likes it… Continue reading Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup (another “dump and go” recipe)
When I started listening/watching the Start Today Morning show with Rachel and Dave Hollis (through Instagram or Facebook) they would talk about their podcasts they had and after hearing about it a few times, I finally had a few minutes to go and see what these "podcasts" were all about. Yes, I know, I had… Continue reading Podcasts – a few favorites
Healthy Halloween you ask?? well maybe ... check out these tips below. below is an article that has some wonderful tips to at least try and aim for it be somewhat healthy! 😉 Spectrum Health Health Beat - 5 tips for a healthier Halloween And then information for those kiddos that have allergies, they can… Continue reading Healthy Halloween
So over the years Halloween, has become my least favorite “holiday”. I’m not sure why, I used to love dressing my kids up in costumes and getting FREE candy! But the more I see Halloween decorations, it feels like it just gets more “evil like” every year and that I am not in to! So…
oh yeah, another soup 😉 I love crockpot soups because most the time you dump the ingredients and go - dump and go - and that's all I really have time for most days. And my family's favorite about soup night is the fresh homemade bread, which they think is a miracle I can make… Continue reading CROCK POT DINNER – Potatoe Soup
Fall has arrived and that means it is time for SOUP! This used to be one of my favorites soup however with the cheese ingredients in it I can't have it anymore (with my EOE) however I will still make for the family and I like to just dip the corner of my tortilla chips… Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup
My oldest just turned 13 years old and it was time for us to update and redo her room! Thankfully my hubby is super handy and always has some unique ideas he can do himself and incorporate. For my daughter - she loves sports and to play video games, so he created a fun "game… Continue reading Teen Room Ideas
Okay so I normally create my own content just on a whim of whats on my mind! However, I am on LinkedIn and of course I follow, Rachel Hollis 🙂 I saw this article about Time Management and I had to share! It has some great tips about parenting, families and time management. my focus… Continue reading Working Mom (parent) Time Management
I never thought that I would have to raise my daughters to know that they are equal with men, deserve the same respect as a man, make the same pay as a man, have the same opportunities as a man, etc. etc. etc. I naively thought that's the way the world would be = everyone… Continue reading Is this really a Man’s world…still today in 2019??
Please check out this video from my FAVORITE Miss Rachel Hollis! It something great for young and old to hear, but defiantly our boys and girls out there that need some extra encouragement about who they are! The 5 points she discusses: 1. Confidence - be who YOU are! Be confident in you and who… Continue reading Big Sister Advice from Rachel Hollis
Hey everyone, in my area camping season is coming to an end and unfortunately we may not be camping next year 😦 we found mold in our trailer and it is not fixable...at least for us right now. However, I hope we do get another one because even though I never camped before my husband… Continue reading CAMPING GO TO IDEAS
Check out this Instagram post: http://www.instagram.com/p/B0Rz-Ldg67I/ I thought this was such a sweet story...her mom thought she was failing but she was actually creating an everlasting memory that was one her daughters favorite! ❤️ Don't we all feel like we're failing sometimes as a mom? (or as a parent, or spouse, daughter,worker, etc.) Why? If… Continue reading Mom Fail ?? Maybe that’s not how your child sees it 🤔
AMAZON PRIME IS HERE!! TODAY AND TOMORROW (July 15 and 16th)! Prime Day 2019 is a two-day parade of epic deals, starting July 15 at 12am through July 16. Prime Day is an annual celebration with awesome deals and exciting product launches, plus live entertainment and more, exclusively for Prime members. The 2 day shipping… Continue reading Christmas in July
Bike Safety Tips and Articles https://healthbeat.spectrumhealth.org/bicycle-safety/ Top 10 Bike Helmets for Kids https://healthbeat.spectrumhealth.org/bicycle-safety/ https://healthbeat.spectrumhealth.org/bicycle-safety/ These are some great ideas! Safety always first! Please make your kiddos and YOU wear a helmet! I was always so concerned about my kids but then one night I was riding in a park after it rained and I had… Continue reading Bike Safety
Seriously, I cannot believe I have waited this long to try a robot vacuum, I absolutely love it! It does a great job and no, it has not fallen down the stairs (this was my fear)! It is so convenient and efficient! I can work on other things while letting the vacuum go - I… Continue reading Mom Tip #112
Okay seriously, I LOVE to work at home. I love the idea of not wearing makeup and just staying in my yoga or sweatpants ... I LOVE it! I LOVE not having the office drama and being involved in that garbage that just weighs you down! It's much easier to stay away from when you're… Continue reading WAH (Work At Home) Struggles
Let me be honest, I LOVE sweets!!! 😋but I don't care for fruit pies too much, except strawberry and maybe apple. So when a coworker shared this strawberry pie 🥧 recipe years and years ago, I was stoked about how easy it was AND how good it was!! So I know this is one recipe… Continue reading Summer Strawberry Pie
Alright, I know I post a lot of desserts with strawberries, they are defiantly one of our families favorites! and really any dessert with fruit, is an added bonus, if you know what I'm saying 😉 I made this for a birthday party this past weekend and had a lot of great compliments! It was… Continue reading Another Strawberry Dessert 🙂
Hello friends! The weekend is coming up and with warmer weather coming our way (hopefully) it may be BBQ/potluck/summer party or just a hangout with family, friends and neighbors kind of weekend! Broccoli and Bacon Salad Ingredients: 3 tsp sugar1/2 cup of mayonnaise2 tbsp. white vinegar3-4 cups of BroccoliI use steamed broccoli I can put… Continue reading FAMILY BBQ IDEAS
1.5 lbs of ground beef1 can tomato soup1 can Chicken Gumbohamburg buns ( or your favorite bun/bread) Brown Ground Beef. Drain and add the soups. That's it! I had to share this because it is one of the recipes when I'm struggling with dinner prep, this is a good one! 👌🏻 and it is quick,… Continue reading Barbecue Sandwiches – Quick and Easy
a.co/6XxWFdh Hey everyone 🤗 I have compiled a list of items that may help you and your family traveling this summer! I have mama's fav hair products to games for the kids! I encourage you to check it out! This is just what I use and thought maybe it'd be helpful for you and the… Continue reading My Amazon Travel List
Hi everyone, just wanted to post this, to ask for some support - our 3 kids go to a Christian school and every year they do a walk-a-thon to raise money to support any school upgrades, field trips and technology upgrades. They have moved away from selling frozen pizzas, wrapping paper, etc and walk for… Continue reading Christian Education
The Earth is what we all have in common. Earth Day is not considered a "religious day" however ... why not? Really, when you think about it; isn't part of our "job" or responsibility, as Christians, as humans, to take care of the Earth that our God created? He created the Earth FOR US! so… Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day Everyday!
http://www.instagram.com/p/Bv_0C0PhrIX/ 5! 5! 5 products that I clean majority of my house with! This Safe Haven 5 set, is something that I can't live without! They simplify my whole cleaning routine! Check out the link above and contact me if you'd like to order or have any questions: https://christyvankoevering.norwex.biz/ Start that Spring cleaning with products… Continue reading Simplify
Hello, I know in many areas of the US, it is still cold...however sun protection is still important in the winter and even cloudy days! But hopefully we can start spending more time outside and I am just reminding you to PLEASE PROTECT YOUR SKIN! All of my education that I am sharing is from… Continue reading Sun Protection
These potatoes were a hit with my kiddos, especially my middle! She even said they "almost as good as nana's" LOL! hey I'll take that 😉 Start with Peeling the potatoes, we don't mind a little skin, so having them perfectly peeled isn't a big deal for our family. However, it is for some, so… Continue reading Instant Pot – Mashed Potatoes
Good evening! The sun was shining but I'm seeing that snow again...I am oh so ready for some warm temps, as I am sure many of you are! I had a friend this winter suggest a new author to me and so I headed to the library, but later that day I knew I wanted… Continue reading Everything Rachel Hollis