Experts in Children’s Mental Health Are Collecting The True Feelings of Families During the Pandemic | Parents

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month


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 reducer
  • Provides Clarity
  • Provides Focus
  • Peace of mind
  • Easier way to communicate
  • Renewed mental energy
  • inspiration

I found some amazing products @ ErinCondren website, so many cool products to encourage our kids and ourselves to journal more! They have fun pens, markers, post-it notes, stickers, book marks, etc. You have to check it out, they have something for everyone!

I also love the Christian Planner team – check out what they have and how they started, their story is pretty cool:

The Christian Planner: HOW WE STARTED

Victor Delacruz is the creator of The Christian Planner. After 4 years of military service, Victor moved to Manhattan to attend graduate school at NYU, and also, to chase his dreams as a jazz musician. The pressures of the Big Apple quickly got to him and depression soon followed. The anxiety caused by the pressure to be successful was suffocating. He was lost. Victor created the Christian Planner as a way to schedule time with God in his own routine. He quickly realized that including Christ in his daily goal-setting, planning and journaling routine made him more productive, more focused and less prone to stress and anxiety. He decided to start Christian Planner to help other Christians put Christ at the center of their daily routines and experience the same benefits he did.

Try and set some time aside to journal for a few minutes and share the experience with those around you! Blessings, Christy Jo

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

2. What to watch for Earth Day

3. Robert Irwin “Happy #EarthDay ! Today we celebrate our planet, the wildlife we share it with & our precious natural environment. There are big issues facing the world & our affect on the environment has never been greater but together we can make the world an even better place for the future.🌏

4. Associated Press:

5. EARTH DAY TIPS more than 40 tips to make a difference

6. Your beliefs! I believe God created this Earth and He put us here to take care of it, so do your part!

Take care of yourself and our Earth!

Blessings to you all, ChristyJo

Ham and Swiss Sunday Sliders

INGREDIENTS (can be doubled)

  1. 12 oz package Hawaiian sweet rolls (12 rolls)
  2. 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  3. 1/2 cup (8 Tablespoons or 1 stick) of melted butter (salted or unsalted your preference)
  4. 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  5. 1/3 lb thinly sliced deli ham
  6. 1/2 lb thinly sliced Swiss cheese

Let’s prepare, bake and EAT!

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  1. Combine the melted butter, Dijon mustard, and poppy seeds.Whisk together until well blended.
  2. Cut each roll in half ( if needed) add as much ham as desired and top with 1/2 slice of Swiss cheese. Replace the top of the rolls and add then put them into a baking dish, arranged tightly together.
  3. Spoon the butter mixture on top of each roll, covering each completely
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 2-3 minutes until tops are slightly browned.

Alternate Options: if you like mayonnaise or miracle whip you can spread some on beforehand. Or add pickle slices or onions.

Once you make this a few times, you can modify to your liking and they are still amazing warmed up!

Enjoy and have a blessed Monday! 🙏🏼

Christy Jo ☀️

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

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 came out today in a challenge I am participating in “next 90 days” with Rachel and Dave Hollis. If you’re interested or want to learn more, check out their website or follow the on FB or Instagram.

Have a blessed week and try to look for the joy, Christy Jo

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, I will no longer be a Norwex consultant, therefore not selling any more Norwex products. I have loved getting to know these products but financially I can’t keep it up anymore.

So I have a few products left (that I want to sell) and will still be using the product just not selling. I defiantly have some Norwex staples in my home that I LOVE!

What changes are you making during this Pandemic? What have you learned? Honestly, Positive or negative, we will not be the same after this is all over and I pray for you and that you will make Positive changes!

Lord, be with each one of us and grant us what we may stand in need of!

Blessings to each of you, Christy Jo

Anxiety Around Current Events

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 have some type of worry – whether it is large or small, we all have worries. But what we don’t all have, is the comfort of Jesus Christ and the belief in Him! the belief that whatever happens, He’s got this! He is in Control!

Throughout the Bible God speaks on anxiety more than once! He LOVES us and he will take care of us! However, we need to trust Him and tell Him/Give Him our fears and worries. Cast your cares upon Him!

Matthew 6:25-27  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”

Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved

2 Thessalonians 3:16  Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Psalm 23:4  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

I hope and pray you all are somehow blessed through this uncertain time, Christy Jo xoxo

Time to Organize

Check out these ideas from Real Simple magazine:

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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