Self Care Saturday Challenge Shopping Alone

Self care Saturday Challenge Shopping Alone

As a mom of 6, going shopping can be crazy. Normally, I take ALL of them with me, but it is a treat to only take a few of them. When my oldest 3 were little, it was a minivacation to go to the grocery store by myself. So my plan is Self Care Saturday Challenge Shopping Alone.Self Care Saturday Challenge Shopping Alone

You are still doing this!

YES! As a Stay At Home Mom, some consider me lazy, thinking I don’t work all day, but I can promise you that I do. I get…

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25 Casseroles For Busy Families on Busy Days

25 Casseroles for busy families on busy days

Times are busy. We all have places to go and things to do. I know I’m not the only one crunched for time, feeling overwhelmed by trying to keep up with all I have to do. It is during these times that I want some go to recipes that will make my life easier. They have to be simple, quick and frugal to make my 25 Casseroles for Busy Families on Busy Days.25 Casseroles for busy families on busy days

Why casseroles?

They aren’t my favorite things to make, but when feeding a crowd…

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How to Have an Excellent Family Photo

How to have an excellent family photo

We recently had a family photo shoot. I hate having my picture taken, and family pictures are so stressful. Beyond my own expectations, there are expectations of family members that just add to the weight of everything. We haven’t had a photo shoot in a studio in years. Some of my kids can’t deal with the stress, and pressure of the environment, so we have taken to having out door family pictures. While this has helped, it is still not ideal. It makes for a long day, but we have found a few secrets along the way for How…

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Instead of Comparison Choose Joy

Instead of Comparison Choose Joy

When talking to other friends, there is always someone they aren’t looking forward to seeing. This is the mom who is always looking amazing, and her kids are dressed perfectly. She always brings the best food and seems perfect. This isn’t just my friends. I know I’ve faced it before. If we face it, there must be others who are feeling it too. This inspired me to write Instead of Comparison Choose Joy.

Eleanor Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.Instead of Comparison Choose Joy

What is different about Holiday Comparison?

Most families are…

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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

I thought this…

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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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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.How-to...
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