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5 Ways To Be A Calmer Parent

Parents always seem to be feeling some form of stress, even if they have nothing in particular to be worried about. Caring for another human being so completely is a huge responsibility, and this idea alone is enough to put pressure on anyone; there doesn’t have to be one specific situation or event that makes things even more stressful. The problem is that this stress can make parents short-tempered, and many moms and dads will shout at their kids without even realizing that they were about to raise their voice. Guilt then follows, and the children can become extremely confused. 
It’s far better for parents to tackle things as calmly as possible, and this means they will need to practice being a more relaxed and chilled out kind of parent. It is far from easy, but the sooner you start, the more happy times you will have with your kids. Here are some ways to become a calmer parent. 
Are You Stressed? 
If you want to stop being so stressed and become a calmer person in general and pare…

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: "Bibleforce the First Heroes Bible"

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Description:
BibleForce is a brand-new Bible storybook that is illustrated with exciting, comic-style artwork that kids will love.
Children will love the detail and action of BibleForce, and parents will love having a book that gets their children engaged in reading Bible stories. Vivid art, incredible detail, and easy-to-follow text will get readers of all ages enthusiastic about reading this chronological and fast-paced retelling of the Scriptures. It includes nearly 200 fully illustrated stories that take children through the adventure and action of the Bible and help kids understand the full story of the Bible. The focus on Bible heroes makes the stories even more thrilling.
BibleForce is a great book to be read together and is simple enough for young readers to read on their own. Kids won't be able to put down this book!
My Review: My kids are both really starting to like graphic novels so this new Bible is making me the coolest mom!   I think these p…

Spring School Pictures 2018

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Happy 2018!   School is almost out and I am loving my kids spring pictures they got at school.  

No Way! Parents parent your kids!

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#Nope okay there may be a reference to basketball on this shirt but let’s just be clear, your child should never think that they get to “call the shots”. Kids need boundaries and to be told NO! They need to not be the ones in the driver's seat getting what they think they want. Parents make sure you are parenting and not trying to be their buddy all the time. Spoiling them and giving them what they want all the time is setting them up for a life of entitlement which can lead to laziness and anger issues. Love your kids? Then set up rules and expectations and follow through on real consequences.#beaparentnotafriend#learntosayno#consequences

#benice

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#Benice I don’t know why society has to struggle so much with the golden rule- “treat others the way you want to be treated!” How did we fail teaching this? Parents are your children watching you be nice to all or are they learning something different? Eyes are always looking and watching what you do and what you do is teaching your children. #stopbullying#stophating got a problem? Talk it out instead of fight! #treatothersthewayyouwanttobetreated

4 Reasons Why The Mayans Were Awesome

The Mayan Civilization has impressed enthusiasts repeatedly. Explorers from around the world have felt the curiosity of learning more about this ancient culture that lived in the wild forests of Central America. You will be astonished to learn that Mayan have made some of the most impressive discoveries and inventions that showed their progress at that time. When explorers see the various artifacts, equipment, and structures, they cannot believe how modern they had been at using tools for living a comfortable life during their era. Despite it all, there is so much more to learn about them. In this post, you will find some of the reasons why the Mayans were awesome.

The invention of the first coordinated ball game
Sports games like basketball and football do come into the minds of people. However, how many of them think of the origin of such games. The Mayans first started the trend of organized sports using a ball. However, unlike the modern games, the ball games during their era wer…

Dr. Jacobs Naturals- Time to Pamper

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First, let me share the coupon- Dr. Jacobs Naturals is offering free shipping on all purchases over $20 with code freeship20

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I am always happy to find a quality product that is safe for me and my kids.   I have to say that the peppermint soap is my new favorite right now.   The mint really wakes ya up and sends a tingle throughout your body!  
The soaps also lather nicely!  They are safe for the whole family! 
About Dr. Jacobs Naturals: Dr. Jacobs was a Swiss chemist that perfected the long-standing Castilian tradition of making Jabon de Castilla or Castile soap before the turn of the 19th century. Today, we still use the same recipes and work to uphold the long-standing tradition of making natural Castile Soap products.

The company Dr. Jacobs was created by Joey and Ezra Aini in the spring 2011. Familiar with cosmetics and skincare from other brands they have launched, they are answering the call of demand from customers for a multi-purpose natural soap product.

Summer Hair- PURPLE

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It's time again for the purple hair to come out again!   I did this last summer and I was very excited to do it again.   I might not be on summer break yet which led to many of my school students to love and compliment my hair.  
So why purple?   One reason is just to be spunky and fun.   Second, purple is the color of royalty.  I am a princess of the highest God and that makes me so excited!  

Titus Soccer Season

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Well, this boy is about to wrap up another soccer season.  It sure is fun to cheer and learn more about soccer each season.  This season we did a different soccer league which had some pros and cons so it will be hard to choose what program we will do in the fall.

Teaching Your Children to be More Independent

As a parent, you always do your best for your children. You try to give them all the opportunities that you never had and strive to make them strong and respectful. As they grow up, you also want them to become more independent and start to do things on their own. It can be tough as kids grow up at different rates; while one of your kids might be ready to walk to school on their own, another at the same age won’t. It can be a delicate juggling act to get it right, but there are some tips which can help you make them more independent and ready to take on the world.

Give Them Some Warning

For some children, the prospect of becoming more independent can be scary. They have always had a parent to do things for them, so they get a little upset when they have to do these things themselves. That is why it's important to give your child some notice before you start. Let them know the week before that you would like their help to do a few ‘big kid’ jobs around the house. Using phrases like …

3 Original Gift Ideas This Summer

There is no better feeling in the world than seeing someone’s smile after receiving a gift from you, whether it is a mother, a friend or a close relative. Sometimes, when you want to make someone feel appreciated, you don't even have to say anything. All you need to do is look for a nice present and surprise them when they least expect it. Since you’re making an effort to find a nice present for them, it might be a good idea to pick an original gift. For example, not a lot of people are used to getting books as a present these days although there are still a lot of bookworms out there. As long as you are careful to pick something that matches their interest and personal style, you are guaranteed to make their day.

Moreover, you don't even have to invest a lot of money in the present, as small gifts tend to be a lot more meaningful. Make sure to listen carefully to them or try to make a connection to any future events in their life if you don't know where to start.

Useful G…

Here’s Why Every Child Should Learn to Garden

What child do you know who doesn’t like to play in the dirt? In fact, most parents have trouble keeping their kids out of it! Why not turn that affinity for everything dirty into a lifelong pursuit of healthy living? Who knows, you might just be raising up the next generation botanist in the family. Actually, whether they develop a passion for gardening or not, there’s a lot to learn about life when growing a garden and here is just a sampling of skills they can acquire.
First a Word on Family Time

You might want to look at this as a ‘skill,’ but in reality, your child thrives on time spent with you just like the garden you are growing together thrives on sunshine. To your children, you are the sunshine in their lives. You are the one who comforts them when they are sick, brings light into a dark room when they have a nightmare and gives them nourishment when they are hungry. You are their sunshine.
The Importance of a Nurturing Environment


While some people refer to this as learning resp…

How to get your family interested in their health

As a parent, one of the toughest challenges that you face is getting your entire family interested in their health and well-being, and ensuring every member follows a balanced lifestyle and increases their fitness and activity levels. The reality is that if you take your kids away from the television for more than a few minutes, you face a screaming match and some serious temper tantrums. However, getting your family interested and willing to make a change to their health and wellness should be a journey that you can all enjoy and undertake together, as remember there is no quick fix. Keep your entire experience as fun and enjoyable as possible so that your entire family will love their new and improved lifestyle.

Before undertaking any major changes at home, you may want to book your entire family in to see your local doctor or health professional for a check-up. During this consultation, you can expect to have your height, and weight checked, in addition to your blood pressure levels…

How To Plan An International Family Vacation

For many people, vacations are sacred, and they do it to have an unforgettable family experience and make incredible memories. They plan the trip and are able to finance it without any issues. For many others, however, a trip to Europe and other international destinations, remains a dream, because not only is the flight to a long-haul destination is quite expensive, but they may also be unsure on how to properly plan and make the first steps.

Before planning a vacation halfway around the world, you will need to define your budget, plan effectively, have all your documents ready, along with considering the financing alternatives that best suits you. Here are some useful tips.


1. Define Your Budget In Advance

Plan what expenses you are going to make during the year. Take into account your vacation trip and determine how much you are willing to spend on travel, flights, and accommodation. Remember that there are always additional expenses, so it is advisable to include contingencies in the…

3 Easy Diet Additions to Help Your Kids Grow Faster

As parents, we all want our children to grow up to be as big and strong as possible, but many times people attribute size solely to genetic potential and don’t fret much about the dieting aspect of development. The truth is, by ensuring your child has an optimal diet throughout their developmental years you can actually give them a significant boost in height, weight, and intelligence. However, keeping a pantry full of superfoods and preparing salads three times a day can seem impractical for many parents, and unfortunately many kids won’t be receptive to eating such puritan diets. With that said, here are three delicious and simple components you can add to your child’s diet to help their body produce more human growth hormone (HGH).
Germinated Brown Rice Germinated brown rice has received a lot of attention in the bodybuilding industry for its ability to stimulate the body’s production of HGH, which influences not only muscle growth but also bone growth in people who are undergoing …

Kindness Matters

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Sometimes I think people have forgotten how to treat each other. It’s like one big bad cycle of abuse and bullying that never ends. I often contemplate how we can help stop this cycle. How can we turn the psychological damage done from domestic abuse cycle so it does become a repeated routine. Hurting people hurt people... we know it and see that truth. I also know what one kind and loving encounter can do. Friends we have to love better, help better, do better. Church you are needed more than you realize... time to step it up!!! I think of the many different people Jesus healed in the Bible. I even think about Zacheus who everyone hated. No one wanted to be his friend because his deeds and actions. But one conversation and one act of kindness and love changed him and his actions. He then repayed all his wrongs. What if we could each reach out and show kindness to one person today?? What if we helped stopped a vicious cycle!? What if God wanted to use you to show love and kindness to …

Activities That Can Help Reduce Your Stress

Nobody wants to live with stress as a constant shadow. Stress can be caused by numerous events, most of which are out of people’s control. It could arise as a result of a drastic change in the social environment. The good news is that there are certain activities which can help alleviate an individual’s stress level. One such activity is exercise, as it improves blood flow and oxygen. Secondly, spending time with loved ones can make a huge difference in someone’s mood. Last but not least, everyone needs to participate in a few activities that are fun and exciting, such as games and exercise. Figure out which of the following activities work best for you to reduce stress.
Exercise
Exercise helps reduce stress due to the effect it has on the brain. Working out can take your mind off stress, as well as improve blood flow and oxygen levels. It releases endorphins or ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters. In addition to alleviating stress, working out has a positive impact on your overall physical …

How to Help Your Child Become Less Fussy with Food

If you feel your children are sticking to the same foods and want them to try something different, there are many ways you can help make new foods feel more exciting and interesting to them. Here are just some tips on how you can introduce new foods to your children. Give Your Child Choice
Instead of letting your child stick to one type of food, bring in a range of different food types. If your child has a variety of foods to pick from, they are more likely to try something different and learn to like new foods. If your child is at the stage of avoiding vegetables, trying to force them to eat a salad will do you no favors at all. However, opting for a small salad with other options such as meat, cheese, or fruits can add a bit of variety to a meal and make your child more inclined to eat their vegetables. Don’t Be Controlling
If you are trying to control and force your children to eat certain foods, they will be more reluctant in branching out and trying new foods. Making food seem l…

Psalms 39:7

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The Basic Tips Of Investing For Beginners

Investing is one of the best ways to grow your money. Some of the best things to invest in are stocks, bonds, and funds. People with (401)k or individual retirement funds are already investing. Now, mastering the stock markets is one of the most complicated things you can do. However, you can do it because a lot of people are doing it and succeeding. You can make prudent investing decisions with some education, which is what you are about to get.


One of the most important things to consider before you start investing is that you have an emergency savings account and that you have paid off your high interest debts.


Deciding How Much To Invest


Most people find it easier to invest in a slow and steady approach, which works well for a lot of them. However, if you have a huge chunk of money you want to invest, you can do that too. You can decide if you want to save per week or per month but whatever you decide, you need to stick with that and be consistent, Of course, if you have more, you …

Bridging Ceremony Boy Scouts

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From a tiger cub to a wolf!