Gaining healthy habits as children is very important. One of the more important habits is exercising. It helps to build a strong and healthy body, and self esteem. When I was in middle school I generally had a lousy time due to not being very book smart and not participating in very much class discussion. However when it came to P.E. (Physical Education), I was very confident and proud to say I lapped about half of the class every day when it was time to do laps. Some of them I would lap twice! So I know how great it feels to be able to depend on your body!
I would love to pretend I was some organized, neat, person who is good with the whole time management thing and colors in the lines more times than not. I would also like to pretend that I have a very clean house and a schedule in place with chunks of “free” time here and there.
I would love to.
But I can’t.
Not even for one second.
I am typically very busy, so when I have down time I. Enjoy. Every. Second. Of. It.
There is no exact schedule for me. I have tried to maintain one before, and it just doesn’t work for me. They just never work out.Plus, I don’t like the feeling of being restricted by a piece of paper. I guess I’m just a rebel like that.
I just sort of make mental notes of any major things going on that day and plan for them. like if we need bread for lunch, then I need to start bread by 9:30. Or, if we need to go shopping that day, I need to prep some snack at a free moment, so we don’t get arrested for starving a bunch of kids in a house stocked with food who know how to cook just fine.
Oh, but scratch those plans because the baby (who isn’t really a baby anymore, he’s almost 3, so I guess we should stop calling him the baby) just decided to take a red sharpie to the couch, chest freezer, and front door while you were cleaning out the fridge and making a grocery list.
It’s an amazing life isn’t it????
That was half way sarcastic in case you didn’t know.
Oh, but that’s not all!!!
Grampa’s called saying he was coming over to deliver some corn, and he’d be there in an hour.
Well I had no clue how to get sharpie out of the couch, so I asked people on twitter, Facebook, and texted everyone I knew. Some people said eraser would get it off the door, and suggested different essential oils. Unfortunately, our door and freezer now have some “character”. As for the couch, vinegar and a little elbow grease got that sucker right out.
Needless to say we didn’t eat sandwiches for lunch that day. We ate leftovers.
And we didn’t enjoy it, in case you hadn’t guessed.
Lately, my family has been trying out essential oils. Rather than administering pills to each child for different things before bed, or taking pain pills when some of our back problems feel like being mean to us, we use a few drops of essential oils. I honestly didn’t expect them to work, but they do! My mother, who has major back problems, is able to run errands with no pain pills. She’s been using nothing but essential oils for about a month now. Her favorite is peppermint. She applies a few drops to her back in the morning, and then some more whenever she feels it wearing off.
My personal favorite is the Balance blend. I am a very scatter brained person. My though processes are all over the place, and it is literally impossible for me to have a conversation with someone and stay on topic the whole time. I just apply a drop of Balance to the back of my neck and I am able to focus on whatever task I need to complete.
The other plus of essential oils is they work FAST! Within a minute you will be able to feel the effects. There are endless ways to improve your life with essential oils. Allergies, pain, anxiety, eczema, itches, aromatherapy, mood improvements, digestion, air freshener, laundry detergent, homemade cleaners, wound treatment, respiratory/cough relief, and much much more!
My word that is a mouthful.
And I didn’t even finish.
Using essential oils has really changed our lives for the better.
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Summer’s coming to halt pretty quickly, which means switching from relaxation and slow days to get-things-done and fast paced schedules. This time of year is usually not fun if you don’t know how to make things easy. Kids getting frustrated about going to bed earlier, being responsible for their school supplies, and waking up earlier. While it’s not that much easier on me either, with helping teach the younger children, doing my own schoolwork, blogging, shopping, and cooking.
I will be even busier if I get this bakery job I’m trying to get. So it’s not an option to make things like Cheeze Blintz, Baked French Toast, or Pancakes. Oh gosh. Not the pancakes. They take FOREVER to make enough for my family and the meal is done being devoured in minutes! Oh, no. When it comes to this time of year I need recipes that are relatively fast and easy to make. So I have come up with a list of 30+ recipes to solve those back to school problems.