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My Amazon Travel List

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Hey everyone πŸ€— 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 βœ… click and done πŸ˜‰

You can also click the Amazon link below to connect you straight to Amazon.

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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 β€” 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

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Everything Rachel Hollis

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 this book in my collection! It was inspiring, to say the least! so I ordered from my Amazon Prime and couldn’t receive it fast enough!

If I had to choose 3 words to describe this book, they would be: honest, inspirational, and Funny!

She was so relatable but encouraging at the same time. I needed so much that was in this book-especially working on not comparing myself to others, being the BEST me! God only created one of me so I need to be the best me ❀️ not the best Dawn, Kelly, Candy, etc. etc. etc. but ME! Christy!

It also really made me think about my goals and why/how I can work on achieving them! I don’t know about you but having kids, job, marriage, etc. I kind of lost sight of my goals πŸ˜• so it felt good to focus on me and what I want for a little while πŸ€”

Here are a few quotes from the book that really hit home for me:

  • “YOU, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are “
  • “Recognizing the lies we’ve come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves”
  • “stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong to color every beautiful thing you’re doing right”

One other quick note about this book that I like, I love how she (Rachel Hollis) gives us what worked for her/how she met her goals, at the end of each chapter. it gives a realization and connection because then I really felt, “wow she’s really BEEN THERE!”

So anyways, I highly recommend picking this one up today! And here’s how:

They offer it for the Kindle, Audio, soft and hardcover. The pic below will bring you to the hardcover option for only $13. 29. If you have Prime and order today, you could be reading it by Wednesday night! But seriously, its a good buy!


” Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be” Rachel Hollis

And get this! Her next book comes out TOMORROW! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ₯³

I truly hope you enjoy and are blessed reading this book!

Blessings,

Christy

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Mom Tip #111

AMAZON PRIME!! This mom STRONGLY suggests getting Amazon Prime! This is probably my most important mom tip πŸ˜‰

Seriously, I use Prime every week, every day! I know the price has gone up this year to $119. Which is alot upfront, but in the long run, this has saved me $ and reduced my stress! For example; last week my daughter joined the ski club, I ordered her a ski coat and snowpants and with 2 day shipping she had it in time! WE had no time last week to go shopping for a new coat and snow pants, Prime saved the day πŸ™‚

I use the free, 2 day shipping for birthday parties scheduled last minute, school functions and/or whatever else pops up during the week! Or if I just don’t have an extra minute to get to the store and buy something (which happens often), I Prime it! It was also nice, this past Christmas season, I added a family members address and it was delivered right to them and wrapped as a gift!

We also use it for our family, watching TV. i already had Prime and so we went down to basic cable, and have Netflix and Prime for our shows/movies and it is so much cheaper!

Here are a few of our Favorites:

  • Spongebob episodes
  • Pete the Cat episodes
  • Wild Kratts
  • American Pickers
  • Jack Ryan
  • Homecoming
  • And so many other good tv series and movies….they even have one of my favorites – The Man in the Moon

Be aware that I am part of the Amazon Affiliate program and will earn a small profit from your purchase. Thank you in advance!

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Christmas Kids Crafts

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a restful weekend, I know how crazy this time of year can be, remember to make time for yourself too friend πŸ™‚

My youngest, KC, LOVES to do crafts! seriously this is one of the ONLY things that can keep him sitting still for more than 10 minutes πŸ˜‰

So I found these easy ornaments on Parents.com and thought I’d share: https://www.parents.com/holiday/christmas/crafts/glitzy-ornament-gifts/

Tree Ornament

I also found some clear, plastic bulbs and he filled them with all kinds of fun stuff for his sisters and grandmas πŸ™‚ seriously they cost $2 to make

MERRY CHRISTMAS! May your Christmas and New Year be filled with Blessings!

~Your Working, Blessed Mom

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Here Are a Few of my Favorite Things

Hi friends! I have a few favorite products I have discovered over the years, that I wanted to share with you! Some are time savers, life savers or money savers $$ πŸ™‚

I know for me, if I don’t hear from someone I trust that they like a product, I’m not very likely to spend the money on it (yes, I am cheap….and Dutch πŸ˜‰ )

So please check out my list below:
  1. Crystal Light Energy Drink – life saver! This is how I start my day and Some days I even have 2 of these drinks. And get this – no calories!! 
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  3. Certain Dry Deodorant
  4. This has been a life saver for me and my um…armpits! Yes, I have an issue with underarm skinkiness 😦 You have to apply at night and do not shave beforehand, it might sting a little.
  5. Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream – love it for my curly hair!
  6. Jergens Wet Skin (shower Moisturizer)
  7. This Moisturizer saves time and it WORKS! I hate the feeling of applying lotion after the shower and then waiting for it to absorb, this shower moisturizer has solved that problem. Now its not a deep moisturizer but so far this winter it has worked well for my skin.
  8. Norwex Body Balm – another skin saver! I use at night before bed, on my feet, especially my heels and it feels great!  
  9.  Norwex Laundry Detergent
    • Total Life saver!! check out these pics of my placemat that had ink on it:
BEFORE: 
AFTER: I  had just received my Norwex laundry detergent that week and thought I’d give it try – I am so happy i did! Look the ink came out, with just another cycle in the washing machine and my Norwex detergent!