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 🤔
When I started listening/watching the today 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 never listen… Continue reading Podcasts – a few favorites
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
Most back 2 school information right now is all about the kids...which it should be! BUT what about us?! What about us mamas?! Us parents?!🤷♀️🤷♂️ we need a little something too right?? Well this podcast has a great focus that I thought I'd share, check it out ⬇️ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/self-made-podcast/id1458565638
8 Things That Make Your Home Look Messier Than You Think apple.news/AP576wqjFS4qFFYmkNhBGXw Just make the bed!! 🤨🤔 I'll start with that 😉
these are my staples, basically I love to be prepared and so do my kiddos! so whatever I can do to start prepare them for a new school year, the better 🙂
Start preparing your kids for school ahead of time, like more than the day before 😉
All 3 of my kids have some type of anxiety around school (really who doesn’t?) so starting to prepare them (and reminders for me)is key for our family!
Here are some tips we use at our house:
- Reading– start reading some books about going back to school. I have one that is going into Pre-K (or Young Fives) so I do this mostly with him. Here are a few favorites
- Bedtime routine – Again, this is probably most important for my little guy. However, sleep is important for all ages (even mamas too). so starting to ease into a earlier bedtime a few weeks before or the week of, works well for everyone in the family!
- School Preparation Date – Make School exciting for the kids and take them, individually, on a date…
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