Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

Fall is going to quickly turn into Winter. It will be a time where all you want to do is stay snuggled in your warm house and rest. This is exactly what we were made to do. And while I enjoy that time of the year, I want to take advantage of the warmer weather before the cold hits. We did our family outing yesterday since my husband had the day off. The goal here is to plan a Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing.Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

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How to Prevent Meltdowns During Holiday Visits

How to prevent meltdown during holiday visits.

I must admit, the hardest part about the holidays for me, the part I honestly dread the most is the visit to family. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy family, but it is the inevitable meltdown that comes from a change in routine. There is so much food, fun, and laughter, why should my littles ever have a meltdown? Enevatibally it happens, and the day goes from tense to nightmare. I’m putting a plan in place. Here is my How to Prevent Melt Downs During Holiday Visits.How to Prevent Meltdowns During Holiday Visits

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Grow Your Mind

Self care Saturday Challenge Grow Your Mind

Last Saturday I had my first Self Care Saturday Challenge. I spent some time getting my hair cut for my birthday on the 22nd and the next Saturday I went to a coffee shop and drank some coffee while I worked on my blog. Each of those breaks was fabulous and really made the following week so much better. I went away, took some time for myself, and was refreshed for the following week. So this week is Self Care Saturday Challenge Grow Your Mind.Self Care Saturday Challenge Grow Your Mind

How do…

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10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Worth Sharing

10 Thanksgiving side dishes worth sharing

Three weeks from today is Thanksgiving. I promised myself that I wouldn’t plan at the last minute. This was to save my sanity because I refuse to shop the day before Thanksgiving unless I absolutely have to do it. The crowd is crazy. I love bringing a new dish to the table so I went searching for my newest addition. Here is some 10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Worth Sharing.10 Thanksgiving side dishes worth sharing

The dreaded question, What are you going to bring?

You like me, have probably already heard from your mother-in-law asking…

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Do Your Own Thing

Do your own thing

Lately, while on Facebook, I’m seeing a lot of just nastiness. While the majority of it is about politics, since when has nastiness ever changed anyone’s mind? The past few days it has been about Halloween. How old is too old? Scary costume or not? What is modest? Is it too cold? Should I hand out candy or bible tracks? Is Halloween evil or ok? My advice to all of you Mamas out there, Do Your Own Thing!Do your own thing

What we do for Halloween

For the past several years we…

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Saturday Self Care Challenge

Saturday self care challenge, week 1

Last Saturday was my 41st birthday, and as I looked in the mirror, I begin to see age. My hair was gray and looks very frazzled. It was time for a haircut and getting it colored. This time last year, I had it cut and colored.  Once I was asked if I was enjoying the treat of getting my hair cut. As if this isn’t just part of regular self-care. I was angry, how dare this person to act like taking care of myself is a treat instead of the way things should be. So my gift to myself was the beginning Saturday…

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How Quiet Time Saves Your Sanity

How quiet time saves your sanity

By the time my children are done with lunch, I’m at my whits end. I’m so tired of the constant noise, the constant questions, and the constant chatter. Did I say constant enough? I do have a 3-year-old girl and 21-month-old boy. The noise had reached such a point today that it made it hard for my teens to focus on anything. I knew it was time for Quiet Time. You see in our house How Quiet Time Saves Your Sanity.How quiet time saves your sanity

What is Quiet Time?

For some members of…

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Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

When I posted 15 Soups You Really Should Try, I promised that I would talk about homemade bread. That day I found 3 different types of sourdough starter and began making them. I promise there are pictures so you can see, my Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results.Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

Why Sourdough?

Sourdough bread is a favorite in our house. Not only is it great with soup, but makes amazing grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. It has a great starter so it takes less work to actually prepare the bread since…

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How to Set Up Chore Charts

How-to set up chore charts

Maybe I’m the only one, but I just can’t get it all done alone. I can’t keep up with everything all day. Now, before you think I’m lazy, I spend the majority of my day homeschooling 5 children while watching a wonder boy toddler whose favorite activity is to see how many times a day he can give me a heart attack. Sky-diving off of the furniture is his favorite past-time. The only way things were going to get done was to hand out chores. So here is my way on How to Set Up Chore Charts.

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15 Soups You Really Should Try

15 Soups You Really Should Try

It is FALL!!! I LOVE FALL! I love the colors, the cooler weather, the apples, the yummy baking, the decorating, the impending holidays, and the hot soups and teas. There is just so much to love about fall. Now that things have finally cooled down in my part of the country it is time to start makings soups and bread. So in my quest for soup, I found some new recipes to try. I’ve had many of these before, but I’m excited to try some new ones in 15 Soups You Really Should Try!15 Soups You Really...
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