Recipes*

Barbecue Sandwiches – Quick and Easy

  1. 1.5 lbs of ground beef
  2. 1 can tomato soup
  3. 1 can Chicken Gumbo
  4. hamburg 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, easy and cheap! 💵 This is one we warm up for leftovers throughout the week. My hubby loves this with tortilla chips too and for me that’s a Gluten free option 👍🏻

Thanks to my mom, who shared this recipe with me ❤️ she knows I need all the help I can get 😉

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My Amazon Travel List

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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 busy schedules 🤯 to just take a look and order ✅ click and done 😉

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Christian Education

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 their pledges.

Christian Education is very important to our family and this school has been a HUGE support for our children, in ways I could never imagine!

Could you give a $1 ? or $5? Follow the link below to the page we created and If you could help support, it would be greatly appreciated!

https://walkathon-1.everydayhero.com/us/support-our-education-vk-kiddos

THANK YOU!!

Thank you for your support! 🙂

To learn more about our school check them out at: https://www.hudsonvillechristian.org/

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Celebrate Earth Day Everyday!

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 YES! It is our job to take care of it!

This is GOD’s Earth and he is loaning it us! and don’t we care more for items that aren’t ours?! I mean, I know I do; if I am borrowing my mom’s car, I am so careful with it, extremely careful! This Earth will be our children’s and our children’s children someday, we need to do what we can to care and love it!

You must treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It is loaned to you by your children.” An African proverb that is a saying of the Kikuyu of Kenya, who have long had a keen sense of their responsibility to care for the earth.

Below are a few ideas to help care for our our planet:

  • Save the water bottles and buy a reusable water container. It is estimated that more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators every day.
  • Save electricity – turn some lights off or switch to energy efficient light bulbs.
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Don’t waste food – make a meal plan, for breakfast , lunch, dinner and snacks – then stick to it! If you have a plan, you are less likely to waste food; which saves money and less trash. however, if you do throw food away, you can make a compost. Composting means recycling nutrients back into the ecosystem, which keeps food out of landfills and waterways and enriches the soil!
  • Ride your bike or walk instead of using your car. Is there at least one errand you run this week, that you can bike/walk to? Or take the bus!
  • Reusable cleaning products – hello NORWEX 😉
    • seriously though, for just antibacterial counter spray, I would buy at least one bottle at $5 (for easy math) a month. $5 x 12 months equals $60 a year for just 1 bottle of cleaning spray (and this is generous because many household use more). AND THEN the bottle you empty has to be recycled (hopefully) or thrown away. And your wasting! If you use one Norwex cloth, it is half this cost and helps the environment!
  • Save some Water:
    • when brushing your teeth or washing hands, turn the facet off.
    • Don’t run the dishwasher or washing machine until it’s full. Those half-loads add up to gallons and gallons of wasted water.
    • Install a rain barrel. Can use this water for your garden or lawn.
    • Maybe skip the daily shower, you can save gallons and gallons of water.

Really there are so many ways to help our planet, its just putting some effort and time into figuring what will work for you! Biking might not work for you or you might not have space for a compost but you could cut down to shower every other day or instead you add a few more dollars to your trash pickup to get a recycling canister. There are ways to help, you just have to do it!

Together if we all can make one change, just one, it will make a difference! Imagine what we can do as a community when we all care…We can make big things a reality! Thanks for reading friends and have a blessed day!

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Sun Protection

This Working, Blessed Mom

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 Skin Cancer Foundation. To learn more, please check out website at: https://www.skincancer.org/

My father passed away about a year ago to Melanoma, so this topic is close to my heart! And if I can help anyone else from losing a loved one and going through the hurt an sadness of watching a loved one through the cancer battle, I want too! because honestly, CANCER SUCKS!!! And I want to bring awareness to as many people as possible on how important it is to protect! Sadly once the damage is done you can’t go back and…

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When Our Kids Get Angry

As a parent, caregiver, neighbor, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc. if you have any children ANYWHERE in your life, you have seem get angry. And boy can they get angry!

Children express emotions, including anger, in multiple different ways. With our oldest, we never really know when she’s angry, she is 12 and I honestly don’t know if I have seen her angry. Although she did come home from basketball with her dad and said “hey dad sorry I got mad at you at basketball practice” and funny, but not, he was like “ah i never even knew you were mad at me” This is our anxious one, who is a people pleaser, and is very HARD to read emotionally. LOL, but this is NOT true of her sister, our middle child. Man this girl will tell you like it is and if she is mad, she WILL let you know. If she doesn’t express it through her words, you can see her tears, hear her stomping, or screaming “ughhhhhh” and her brother (our youngest) is very similar! But with him being 5, he is not great about thinking before he acts when he is angry yet, so this can involve hitting, a work in progress with him.

In reading this article ” How to Stop Your Child’s Angry Cycle” by Tricia Goyer , I learned some things that you don’t often think about when trying to help your angry child, here are a few points that stuck with me:

  1. We often try to lecture our children or teach them a lesson in the midst of their angry cycle — right when they cannot think rationally. Our best efforts at correction will likely not get through when our child is in this highly emotional state; harsh discipline often make things worse
  2. We can teach children to recognize and stop their own angry cycles using the three R’s
    1. Recognize: Identify the thought that came before the emotion.
    2. Reflect: Think about how accurate and useful the thought is.
    3. Redirect: Change the thought to a more accurate or helpful one
  3. The author ends this article with the different age groups and what to keep in mind with each age.
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To read the full article, check it out at Focus on Family : https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/your-childs-emotions/how-to-stop-your-childs-angry-cycle?utm_campaign=When+Kids+Get+Angry+%2B+%E2%80%98Wonder+Park%E2%80%99&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl_focusenews