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Thursday, April 16, 2015

ATTENTION PARENTS !! Need Some Time To Yourself ?? Spend More Time With Your Kids!

Ok Mummies, I am going to tell you something that will start saving you time and sanity, each and every day!!! 

I'm not going to sell you anything or refer you to another site!!

The easiest and best way for you to get a few extra minutes to yourself is to........

I will say it again, just in case. SPEND MORE WITH YOUR CHILDREN!!

In all of my years of working with children, THIS is the most important thing anybody could ever tell you!! I know you are probably thinking to yourself, that I am crazy, but hear me out!!

You are trying to get dinner ready, and you have two little munchkins calling your name from another room, for you to come see what they have built, or they're fighting over a toy in another room. Or maybe you have one under each foot in the kitchen.??? All of this confusion will add at least another half an hour to your production time for dinner!! I know, Ugh, right???

Instead try this....... When your child/ren want to know what you are doing in the kitchen, Get them involved, PUT THEM TO WORK!! I don't care if they're only two years old!!

**Put them up on a chair beside you, or at the table,(so you can keep a good eye on them, haha!!)

**Give them a plastic knife and a few pieces of whatever veggie you are preparing for dinner and let them go nuts!! You will be AMAZED at how quiet things will get for at least 10 minutes!! 

**Let them help you get items from the fridge or pantry, add spices, stir, set the table etc.

**Get their input, give them two choices of vegetables, let them pick which one you will eat for dinner**

How about housework?? I know what it's like to get up early and clean your house for hours. You finish cleaning your living room, and then head to the kitchen. 20 minutes later you return to sit in your clean living room and ............OMG, it looks like a bomb went off in there, like you hadn't just spent almost an hour cleaning in there. Now you will have to do it all again!!

Try this, when you need to get house work done and you have a little one following behind you destroying the place. Get them involved, PUT THEM TO WORK!!!

**After you have already swept your floor, give your little one the little hand held, and let them sweep.(It really doesn't matter that they're not really doing anything, because they think they are, and THAT will bring you a few more minutes of peace.)

** Don't be afraid to give your little one some responsibility, things like picking up their toys, helping to put canned goods into the pantry on grocery day, WILL NOT hurt them. It will only do them and the rest of society a little good, by introducing them to it early!!

****Remember, it is our responsibility as parents, to guide and instill the proper values in our children, so that they can grow to become productive and respected members of society!! 


5 Tips To Help Fight Stress, With Healthy Eating!!

5 Tips To Help Fight Stress,

 With Healthy Eating!!

Whenever we get too busy or stressed. 

We all tend
to make poor food choices that will actually 
increase stress and cause other problems.  To get
the most of your healthy eating and avoid stress, 
follow these simple tips.

Always Eat Breakfast

Even though you may think you aren't hungry, 
you need to eat something.  Skipping breakfast 
makes it harder to maintain the proper blood and
sugar levels during the day, so you should always
eat something.

Carry A Snack

Keeping some protein rich snacks in your car, 
office, or pocket book will help you avoid blood
sugar level dips, the accompanying mood swings, and
the fatigue.  Trail mix, granola bars, and energy
bars all have the nutrients you need.

Healthy Munchies

If you like to munch when you're stressed out, 
you can replace chips or other non healthy foods
with carrot sticks, celery sticks, or even 
sunflower seeds.

Bring Your Lunch

Although a lot of people prefer to eat fast food
for lunch, you can save a lot of money and actually
eat healthier if you take a few minutes and pack
a lunch at home.  Even if you only do this a few
times a week, you'll see a much better improvement
over eating out.

Stock Your Home

As important as it is to get the bad food out of
your house, it's even more important to get the good
food in!  The best way to do this is to plan a menu
of healthy meals at snacks at the beginning of the
week, list the ingredients you need, then go shop
for it.  This way, you'll know what you want when
you need it and you won't have to stress over what
to eat.

Eating Healthy doesn't have to be boring or hard

As it is difficult at first to change any routine.
Healthy eating and a healthy life style is worth switching it up a bit!
You will thank yourself later!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5 Tips On How To Teach Your Kids To Save Money !!

5 Tips On How To Teach Your Kids, To Save Money!!

A lot of teens nowadays do not understand the value of earning and spending money. They were not oriented that investing is necessary even if they are still students. As parents, you play a crucial role in this area. 

You should be able to teach your kids on how to save money. They should be able to understand the concept of money and investment as early as childhood. This will prepare them to learn money management, as they grow old. 

Here Are Some Great Tips On

How To Teach Your Children To Start Saving Money:

1. Your children should be educated of the meaning of money. Once your children have learned how to count, that is the perfect time for you teach them the real meaning of money. You should be consistent and explain to them in simple ways and do this frequently so that they may be able to remember what you taught them.

2.  Always explain to them the value of saving money. Make them understand its importance and how it will impact their life. It is important that you entertain questions from them about money and you should be able to answer them right away.

3. When giving them their allowances. You need to give them their allowances in denominations. Then you can encourage them that they should keep a certain bill for the future. You can motivate them to do this by telling them that the money can be saved and they can buy new pair of shoes or the toys they want once they are able to save.

4. You can also teach them to work for money. You can start this at your own home. You can pay them fifty cents to one dollar every time they clean their rooms, do the dishes or feed their pets. This concept of earning little money will make them think that money is something they have worked for and should be spent wisely.

5. You can teach them to save money by giving them piggy banks where they can put coins and wait until they get full. You can also open bank accounts for them and let them deposit money from their allowance. You should always show them how much they have earned to keep them motivated.

Money and saving is not something that is learned by children in one sitting. You should be patient in teaching them and relating the value of money in all of their activities.
 Children will learn this easily if you are patient and consistent in guiding them and encouraging them in this endeavor.