Sometimes my kids fight....
OK... A lot of the time they fight...
Here's one MOM HACK I use that's NEVER failed me yet!
This is what I do to get my house to go from insane chaos and craziness to a peaceful, quiet home with angelic sweet kids.
You can check out my video to see how I do it. Link is in bio!
#momhack #kids #metime #parentingtool #momtips #momtip #hack #mom #kidsplay
After cruising through high school, I was given a full scholarship to university. I went from Advanced Placement to Academic Probation in one year. As a result, I lost my full scholarship; $20 000 vanished in front of my eyes. See, that’s where the debt began.
Click the link in my profile if you want to know about how I got to where I am today.
When a 7 year old boy with SEVERE eczema gets results like this!!! We KNOW we are using the right products in our home...and we won't shut up until everyone knows about them 🙌🏼 🙌🏼🙌🏼
Dear Lord give me strength! 😩 And all the valor! Amen 🙏🏼
There are few things more isolating than experiencing depression as a child. Depression is such a challenging concept for anyone to understand - it can be dark, frightening, and extremely overwhelming. I am so excited to finally have this wonderful resource to provide support and comfort for little ones going through this mental health challenge. Please contact your local libraries and schools and request that they purchase this wonderful book. 📚❤️
Laundry. Who else hates it? 🙋♀️ when I get busy it’s the first thing that gets stacked up. But I’m a creature of habit and routine. If I can figure out a way to make it part of my daily routine I’m golden. First thing I do when I come home from my workout (while I’m making my huge breakfast and coffee) is through a load in. Then by the time I’m done with breakfast and devotions it’s time to through in the dryer and get kids up.
My goal is to do two loads a day to keep on top of it all. This has helped so much.
Still struggling with the folding and putting away part 😂😂 baby steps y’all.
How do you stay in top of laundry?
🥺 WORRY MANAGEMENT WEDNESDAY: I have feelings every day that I know aren’t justified. I get furious when Cameron slams a door, even in fun!
When I behave in a way that I know isn’t justified, I then judge myself. ❌Talk about a double-whammy to my heart. 🙋🏼♀️ Can any moms relate to this harsh self-judgement?
He just wants my attention, stop getting mad at him!
You know you have work to do, why are you still on your phone?
Even if I don’t agree with my behaviour, I CHOOSE SELF-VALIDATION INSTEAD.
It’s okay to feel mad when a door is slammed, because Ian slammed doors and locked them when you were teenagers and you felt a loss of control.
I accept my emotions and feelings for what they are. I am not my behaviour. But self-validation and self-acceptance is certainly motivating me to change my behaviours.
Maybe it could do the same for you.
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Donuts and pizza are my favorite foods. 🍩🍕 #seriously
Not exactly healthy choices....But if I can make healthier versions of them and enjoy it as part of my plan, then I can stick with it without feeling deprived.
What are your favorite not-so-healthy foods? Have you found a healthier version that you still enjoy?
When Ella started eating solids, my husband and I had time to make all of her food at home. Now that we’re parents of 2, we haven’t had as much time to steam/purée/mash all of Evans food. I tried out this service (@littlespoon
) and loved it. Highly recommend it for busy parents like us! #momtip #notanadvertisement #sharingiscaring
⏰ TIME MANAGEMENT TUESDAY: Planning your day helps you accomplish more. Not only does it help to create a flow for your day, but it identifies pockets of time that you could fit something in that otherwise would have stayed on your to-do list. And damn, does crossing items off of your list feel GOOD!
Today I found a pocket of time where I could fit in snapping some pictures of items I’ve decluttered and want to sell while I’m sitting on the floor and the kids are playing around me. 💰They’ve been stacking up and they’re now cluttering my house again! 💭 Do you plan each day out?
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Chili mac in 7 minutes. What have you made in the Instant Pot lately?
Jeff was raking leaves off our grass yesterday and now it’s covered in snow haha. ☃️ What a difference 24 hours makes! This girl loves it, as always! Also, #momtip
, buy snow clothes two sizes big because then they’ll get a lot of use out of them! 👌🏻She’s had these for like 3 snow seasons now! #evelynbetty
Let me tell you a story..... When I joined Young Living in 2015 I did not get Valor and Peace & Calming in my starter kit. (They had recently been replaced). But I heard stories, y’all! People talked about these oils like they were extra special! ⠀⠀
I did have a little sample of Peace and Calming. Eight drops. I opened the sample to see what the craze was all about and I was disappointed 😭. It did not smell awesome! 🙊 But I put those eight drops in a roller bottle and added some carrier oil and set it aside. Maybe someone else would like it and need it. 🤷♀️
The next day I was coming home from Church and my kids were going crazy 😜. I was tired and just wanted a moment of peace. I got home and told Jeremy, “Your turn with the kids.” However, he was in the middle of something. So I did what any rational Mom would do. I grabbed that bottle of Peace and Calming and told my kids to take off their socks and shoes. Of course they were like 😳 “What’s Mom going to do?” 😱 I rolled the oil on the bottom of their feet and then on the back of my neck and on my wrist and the front of my neck (for good measure 😂). I forgot in that moment that I hated the smell. ⠀⠀
Ten minutes later, Jeremy came upstairs and asked me what happened. He expected an all out war and we were calmly making dinner all together in the kitchen 😳. ⠀⠀
That was when I knew these oils were pretty amazing. I can’t explain the science and how they work. I just knew in that moment when I needed something, that bottle of Peace and Calming was there. ⠀⠀
I got on my computer and ordered a bottle of Peace and Calming and Valor. To this day Valor is mine and Jeremy’s favorite Essential Oil blend. We wear it everyday! ⠀⠀
I’m so happy that Young Living has added both of these oils to their starter kit. So when I talk about how awesome it is to get started with Young Living, just know it just got 100 times better!! 😉
One of Katie’s favorite quotes from the Bible! Check out her #momtip
today in our stories! .
Reflecting on this quote, when we’re in tune to the Lord, and make time for Him, we can hear Him gently revealing his ways to us, then we can “do whatever He tells us” and He will make the ordinary miraculous! How can we be more in tune to listen to what the Lord is saying to us?
Lol fact! 😂 Another of the many reasons to drink more water
If you’re pregnant or have a baby, you NEED these pacifiers in your life. These were the only pacifiers that all 3 of my boys would keep in their mouth (and I tried many)!! Not only are MAM the best pacifiers EVER, but these actually glow-in-the-dark. 🙌🏻 This comes in extremely useful when you’re baby is screaming in the middle of the night and you don’t have to rummage through their bed in the dark to find them. Link in Bio ⬆️
Now is the time to buy kids’ Winter boots. Get them for the remainder of this winter or buy a size up and stock up for next winter! Stores are getting ready for their Spring stock (even though we have like 3 months of winter left here in Toronto 😩). These are on sale right now at The Shoe Company.
#frugalmom #mom #momlife #momtips #momtip #sale #winterboots
Inside this box were delightful ensaymadas which made our weekend merienda a sweeter one ♥️ Have you tasted @bakersmaisonph
ensaymadas? Just a few seconds inside the oven toaster and you got the taste of specially grilled cheesy ensaymada, yummmm. ❤️
Where's your favorite spot to sneak an Entenmann's snack?
: for formula fed babies👇🏾
Get yourself one of these mini whisks to mix up your powder formulas. Less bubbles = less gas = happier baby 👶🏽
+ "Bluebell" the #kitty
John painted a few years ago.
: can't put all the kiddos artwork on the fridge, but it's too cool to put in a bin? Stick it to the inside of a cupboard door. Voila, surprise #art
U nás veľmi obľúbené kúzelné čítanie od Albi. Váhala som medzi zvieratkami a hravým učením, no Stellinku veľmi zaujímajú zvieratká a púšťa si zvuky, i keď na kvízy je ešte maličká, pre tie ktoré nepoznáte, je to knižka s perom, ktoré po priložení "hovorí". Na začiatku je investícia troška vyššia kvôli peru 🖊️ale dokupujete potom rôzne časti kníh ako Angličtina, Ľudské telo, Slovensko, Hry do auta a mnoho iných..... už lacnejšie. Teraz vždy, keď bude mať Stellinka sviatok alebo pri nejakej príležitosti, dokúpime všetky časti a má krásny a rozumný darček ☺️❤️🤗
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Taking a few moments to just #breathe
and be still this afternoon! I was beating myself up for not getting more accomplished this week, due to feeling a little under the weather and having lots of appointments and kids activities going on. I was disappointed in myself for not being on my game with a dinner menu, laundry piling up, the house looking like a tornado hit, getting unorganized, emails piling up, etc. But, I HAD to stop!!! 🤚
I had to take a minute and reflect on all my wins for the week and count them up! I had a great week with my business, I did get dinner on the table every night, my kids had a blast at all of their activities and we are all OK! 😍
Why do we shame ourselves and get so hard on ourselves? We can only do so much in a day, and not everyday is going to be perfect. I am giving myself grace. Taking a few deep breaths. Letting go of the guilt. Rolling on some #forgive
. And moving forward! .
Ladies, mommas if you have felt any of these things this week, let the #guilt #momguilt #workingmomguilt
go! 👋 Take a few breaths, count your wins, even if they are small and move forward! 💜
Il metodo di @mariekondo
detto tidying serve ad avere più spazio nei cassetti,in valigia, a vedere meglio tutte le cose e non stroppicciarle. Io ho iniziato dalle cose di Mia...❤️🇺🇸 The method by @mariekondo
called tidying helps to organize clothes, see them, pack them. I ve started with Mia’s clothes. #momtip #mariekondo #tidying
New on OPLT: Wednesday's Essential Oil Spotlight!
Each Wednesday, I'll bring you an oil that you never knew you needed! 😉
Today's selection is Release!
The New Year is hard sometimes. It brings to the forefront our faults and failures, our damaged relationships, and our struggles. We all want to improve, but sometimes it is hard to move past old feelings, ways, and uncertainties. Release, formulated with Ylang Ylang, Lavandin, Geranium, Sandalwood, and Blue Tansy eases the emotions and trauma life brings.
Use by diffuser, inhale from the bottle, or apply via feet bottom or behind the ears for a peaceful feel.
Let it go, already, Friends! ❤👊
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