Archive | January, 2013

Tuesday’s Tip: Schedule time to serve your Community

Like the little black dress (LBD) is the staple for any wardrobe, gratitude should be the staple attitude.  In this day and age it seems like many would prefer to be self-serving as opposed to serve others. As parents it is important that we break this cycle. How do we break the cycle? As Ghandi […]

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Filling the Freezer: Easy and Budget friendly Italian Cuisine

Every few weeks I try to prepare a few dishes that I can place in our freezer.  It is always comforting to know on those crazy days when I simply don’t have the energy to cook, when our kiddos have events in the evening, when unexpected company joins us for dinner, or when I, or […]

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Moms’ Timeout Show: Debunking Diets and More (Giveaway)

Here are a few more links that we found interesting that also address why diets don’t work. 4 Reason’s Why Fad Diets are Bad for You Diets Damage Health, Shows Biggest Study Ever 5 Deadliest Diet Trends: Pills that Really can Kill A healthy lifestyle can mean having your cake and eating it to, in […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Upcycle Underwear Packaging

We are getting ready to potty train our toddler. And I refuse to start the process until we have accumulated at least 30 pair of panties/underwear. This might sound like an abundance of panties/underwear but our method for potty training is cold turkey, or as I prefer to call it 3 days of Hell (when […]

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Teaching Feelings: Identify, Cope, and Respond

Why a lesson on feelings?….. Our toddler is at that age where she is becoming easily frustrated when she cannot complete tasks, especially when her older siblings can.  Also, most recently, she basically lost her mind and sheer panic took over when she met Santa Clause.  I asked her how she felt when she met him […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Choose Joy

  From a very young age my mother taught me that I have options and choices in life.  Of course there are the very obvious choices like what to wear in the morning, what book to read next, etc. But what she was referring to was how I chose to live my everyday life.  I […]

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Snow Much Fun!

Our kiddos nearly lost their minds when they saw the white precipitation falling from the sky. As the snow accumulated the kiddos’ anticipation intensified as they eagerly awaited the moment that they could go outside and play.  So, after bundling up, unbundling, to use the potty, and then bundling back up again it was finally […]

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