Do you feel like you smile enough? Have you ever really even thought about it? The fact of the matter is, there is much more to smiling than just seeing something cute or funny. There are countless benefits, both health and otherwise that you should smile more often. We are going to focus on just a few of those.
Do you find yourself cutting back on date nights with your sweetheart because of budget issues? I get it. My husband and I went to dinner recently and decided to forget all about our budget and before we know it, we were looking at a $65 check to pay. That was hard to swallow. Will we do that again? Unlikely, but we are in no way going to slow down on our date nights!
If your kids are like mine then it’s SUPER hard to get them to eat their vegetables and greens. They are pretty good with fruits. However, beans, peas, cauliflower, carrots, or any food that resembles vegetables will start a fight. That’s when I decided that I had to be smarter then them. It was time to start sneaking it in!! I was starting to include vegetables into their meatloaf, drinks and even brownies! That way I can feel a little better that they are indeed getting their vegetables. The best way to get down a lot of greens is with smoothies. It’s easy, yummy and refreshing. Here are a few my kids enjoy:
Tomorrow is the big day, so don’t forget to send your kids to school in green so they don’t suffer the repercussions 😉 ! Then stop by the store to pick up everything you need to create one of these fun treats for the kids to enjoy when they get home!
Spring is here, Spring is here, Spring is here!!!! Okay, so it’s not quite here yet, but it’s so close and I have seen the sunshine a couple of times! I am so ready to enjoy it! That has me thinking that I am ready to start having some fun, springtime dates with my man!!
How is the weather where you are? We are still relatively cool with some yucky dreary, dark rain, but we did have one nice day last week and it has got me in Spring mode!!! That means that I have started my Spring cleaning and I am ready to brighten up this house for the coming season. Have you started Springifying your home yet?
What is your daily life like? Do you feel like you are constantly following your kids and picking up after them? That is one thing if they are toddlers, but pre-school age and up can and should be picking up after themselves. How can this be accomplished without a fight though? Well, we have put together several tips here that should help you to get your kids to clean up after themselves!
When you hear the word potty training, what do you think first? Pee, crying, fighting, pee, and more pee? I’ll be honest, I’ve always DREADED the potty training phase. It’s just not convenient and it’s so tiring. It’s one of those things that can really be hard or can really be quite simple. As I’ve had 3 kids to potty train, I’ve found some really good tips and tricks. Each time I’ve followed this guide below and each of my kids have been potty trained in 3 days or less. That’s right, 3 days. It’s definitely not an easy 3 days and at the end I’m ready for Cafe Rio, Coke and a giant piece of cheesecake. But it’s totally worth it. Now with that being said, each kid is different and they have different needs. Yours may not be trained in 3 days and that’s fine but hopefully they will be closer to the end result. I’m hoping some of these ideas will help you have a more fun and successful potty training experience.
Did you know that from the moment your daughter is born until she’s 18 you only have 940 Saturday’s? It’s so important to get that one on one time with your child and sometimes that’s not as easy as it sounds. You’re busy running getting errands done, the house cleaned, homework and projects taken care of but you don’t want to lose touch of that special bound and relationship you have with your children. So I’ve thrown together some date night ideas you could do with your daughter but keep in mind, a lot of these would easily work with any of your children!
Do you struggle to enjoy your weekends? Do you feel like you spend all of your time working and not enough time enjoying time with your family?