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Work At Home (WAH) tips

pin.it/1qeP52Y Check out this list above ⬆️ for the basic tips or "rules" when you work at home. So many are working from home since COVID-19 hit, so being organized and having a plan is Key! Keep working hard! Hope you all had a marvelous Monday 🙌 Blessings, Christy jo

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Apple Crisp (EASY)

Apple picking with KC 💙🍁🍎🍏 Apple Crisp is a dessert that I love to do with my kids, well at least this little man pictured above (my girls aren’t really interested in this right now🙄) but this recipe, is from my mom and family favorite – Thanks Mom! 😘 Ingredients: 4/5 cups of peeled and… Continue reading Apple Crisp (EASY)

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Puppies – Koev’s Doodles (update)

They are F2B Goldendoodle Puppies and wow we are learning so much 🤓 some good and some bad! Right now they are 5 weeks old and so much FUN! Perfect amount of play and nap time 😀 check out our pics below We have Raven, Kona, Hulk, Loki, Jonny, Fin and Thor. Raven and Kona… Continue reading Puppies – Koev’s Doodles (update)

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Self Affirmations for the Kids

starttoday.com/blogs/lifestyle/how-to-practice-self-affirmations-with-kids I thought these totally applied to myself as well 😉 Kids need to learn to believe in themselves and they need to see us believing in them as well ❤️ God bless, Christy Jo

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Politics

twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1314017484262047745 I cannot get over the lies I heard last night from the debate. God be with our nation, we need You! Only You can help us! Only You; God can save our country from politics and the Covid pandemic 🙏🏻

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Puppies!!!

Molly had 7 puppies last week! 5 male and 2 females. Mama and puppies are doing great! This is her (and ours) first litter and it was amazing to see a dog’s natural instinct take over as a mama and care for her puppies 💕 #molly#cooper#koevsdoodles#goldendoodlepuppies#goldendoodles#koevsd🐾dles#family#newadventures Puppies 💕🐾 May these adorable pictures make you smile… Continue reading Puppies!!!

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Dog Breeding – Another Adventure Begins

Koev’s D🐾dles These are our Golden Doodles: Cooper (almost 6 years old) and Molly (1.5 years old) and we are getting ready to breed! Cooper is an F1, male and Molly is an F1B, female. I’ll try and keep you updated on how this adventure is going! We have never bred dogs or any animal… Continue reading Dog Breeding – Another Adventure Begins

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Taking Care of YOU – Self Care

yeah YOU!! How do you take care of yourself? Do you take care of yourself? I'll be honest, I don't. I just don't. I do not do much for just myself and if I do, it usually has something to benefit those around me. I'm 37, oh wait 38 years old, lol and I am… Continue reading Taking Care of YOU – Self Care

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Summer Update

We added a boat to our summer adventures! I will be honest I did not approve this purchase. However, the purchase was cheap enough that if we have some Covid, summer fun with it, it’ll be worth it! So here are a few pics of that fun adventure and a few other! Happy Summer! I… Continue reading Summer Update

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IT’S SUMMERTIME 2020

Lets not forget that it is SUMMER!! what fun things do you have planned for the summer? anything? okay, I do not feel like it is summer and we continue to have this Covid cloud over us, like we all want to go out and have a summer party but can’t . . . Well,… Continue reading IT’S SUMMERTIME 2020

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Good News

http://www.instagram.com/p/CDhKPzUj9xueSUw4Wn3JKbeF4nvbaVPob8hHxw0/ Couldn't help but had to share with as many as possible! 🤍🤎🖤💜❤️🧡💛💚💙 Have a blessed week, Christyjo 🤟🏼

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Feeling Anxious?

  Here are a few simple things you can do every day to lessen the stress and anxiety you’re feeling right now: Breathe in and out - deeply and slowly Focus on the things you can control Write down your feelings For more information please follow the link below: starttoday.com/blogs/lifestyle/feeling-anxious-try-building-these-simple-habits-into-your-routine For more check them out… Continue reading Feeling Anxious?

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Building a Routine

If you’re feeling a bit anxious or overwhelmed right now, we get it. There’s a myriad of things happening right now that are hindering us from feeling our 100%. We believe there are a few things you can do to help you look and feel your best. Which ones are you already doing? starttoday.com/blogs/lifestyle/habits-to-build-into-your-routine-to-look-feel-your-best Thank… Continue reading Building a Routine

Recipes*

Strawberry Summer Salad

Simple summer salad with of course my favorite; strawberries 😋 so simple, lite and healthy! You can personalize to your liking, enjoy! Ingredients: strawberriesspinach ( I like baby spinach)salted peanutssunflower seedsdried cranberriesraisins poppyseed dressing There is not really a “how to” you kind of throw it all in and enjoy! You can add as little… Continue reading Strawberry Summer Salad

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Strawberry Summer Salad

Simple summer salad with of course my favorite; strawberries 😋 so simple, lite and healthy! You can personalize to your liking, enjoy! Ingredients: strawberriesspinach ( I like baby spinach)salted peanutssunflower seedsdried cranberriesraisins poppyseed dressing There is not really a “how to” you kind of throw it all in and enjoy! You can add as little… Continue reading Strawberry Summer Salad

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Your Life Rocks podcast- 10 tips

10 tips for working at home with kids some great tips that I had not heard yet... and trust me I've been checking out everything, because I am riding the struggle bus with this topic :/ between helping kids with homework, everyone home and this mama still working its chaos! One thought that has been… Continue reading Your Life Rocks podcast- 10 tips

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Keep Your Sanity

5 Small Sanity Savers - check out the whole article here. "As we’re entering into another week of sheltering in place, we know that many of you are feeling all sorts of mixed emotions right now " Start Today Blog Pray about it! No matter what “it” is - bring it to God! Start journaling!… Continue reading Keep Your Sanity

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CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Through this Pandemic I have struggled with the News - I love to watch the morning news, but feel overwhelmed from the whole focus on Covid19 (and some personal opinions I don't care for from the anchors) I want the FACTS! Not what everyone on the news channel thinks about what is happening, I don;t… Continue reading CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Journaling for the Whole Family

"Kids have a lot of big emotions and sometimes struggle with how to express them. Of course, as parents it’s our job to listen and be supportive, but sometimes kids need another way to blow off that emotional steam " Parenting Magazine Check out: Guided Journals for Kids Journaling has so many benefits: Anxiety reducerProvides… Continue reading Journaling for the Whole Family

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Earth Day 🌎

50 year Anniversary for Earth Day! A few thoughts I came across on today's media: 1. Theme this year: Climate Action - No Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. For more info check out earthday.org 2. What to watch for Earth… Continue reading Earth Day 🌎

Recipes*

Ham and Swiss Sunday Sliders

INGREDIENTS (can be doubled) 12 oz package Hawaiian sweet rolls (12 rolls) 2 teaspoons poppy seeds 1/2 cup (8 Tablespoons or 1 stick) of melted butter (salted or unsalted your preference) 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/3 lb thinly sliced deli ham 1/2 lb thinly sliced Swiss cheese Let's prepare, bake and EAT! Preheat the oven… Continue reading Ham and Swiss Sunday Sliders

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Rachel Hollis “Four Things I’m Doing to Live Well, Even During Quarantine”

It’s been one full month since our family has been quarantining (is that a real word? Let’s go with it). Dave, myself and four kiddos all in one …Four Things I’m Doing to Live Well, Even During Quarantine

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Joy List

There is no doubt we all have challenges...however we all have something that brings us JOY as well; cup of coffee, our Bible, clean water, our jobs, our kiddos, a good song...when we start the day with some type of gratitude practice, we'll learn to look for joy throughout our day. Below is something that… Continue reading Joy List

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Bye Bye Norwex

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

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Times of Uncertainty

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

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Time to Organize

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

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Confidence

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

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Skin Cancer Awareness

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

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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!

Blessings, Christy

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Smashing Cancer

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

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Christmas Blessings

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

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Children and Stress

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

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Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup (another “dump and go” recipe)

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)

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Podcasts – a few favorites

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

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Healthy Halloween

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

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October 31st (otherwise known as 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…

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CROCK POT DINNER – Potatoe Soup

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

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Chicken Tortilla 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

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Teen Room Ideas

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

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Working Mom (parent) Time Management

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

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Is this really a Man’s world…still today in 2019??

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??

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Big Sister Advice from Rachel Hollis

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

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CAMPING GO TO IDEAS

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

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Mom Fail ?? Maybe that’s not how your child sees it 🤔

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 🤔

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Christmas in July

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

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Bike Safety

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

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Best & Top Selling Toys | Parents

Existed) — Read on http://www.parents.com/fun/toys/best-selling/ Need some ideas for Christmas - check out this Parenting article for the kiddos in your life!

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Puppies!!!

Molly had 7 puppies last week! 5 male and 2 females. Mama and puppies are doing great! This is her (and ours) first litter and it was amazing to see …Puppies!!! If you’d like we have a Facebook and Instagram account for KoevsDoodles: Instagram: koevs_doodles Facebook: KoevsDoodles