Monday, March 1, 2021

Spot Your Teen's Strengths...and then Tell Them About It!

This post is made possible with support from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, part of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All opinions are my own.

The Center for Parent and Teen Communication provides science-based strategies to support healthy family relationships. They're short, to the point, and spot-on with their advice. They also have a 100-word, daily parenting tip newsletter that you can sign up for, and it's free.

The CPTC has six short videos running and my favorite is Spot their Strengths. I love the message in it, to let teens know how you see them through your eyes. I've always told my son the positives I see in him, and watching this video reinforced the reasons for doing that...just this morning, I mentioned to him that I love his sense of drive (he made A Honor Roll last quarter and is striving to do the same for this one), I told him that his dedication towards his studies will absolutely help him go far in life...and I believe that it will!

These kinds of messages are good for us to hear as parents, and even better for our children to hear. Check out the six videos found HERE and see which one you like the best.

Crayola is Offering your Kids a Crafting EXPERIENCE

Disclosure: I received a product or a discount off of the purchase of one. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

If you have a child/ren in the house, you are probably also very familiar with crafts (and if not, try it, kids love to create!). If you work with them, or remember from your own youth (who doesn't remember the 64 crayon box with a built-in sharpener...that was pure gold!) Crayola makes the best products for kids. I don't know how they do it, but no one masters crafting items with vibrant colors like they do, and as a parent and now I grandparent, I surely appreciate it. 

The set you see above was gifted to my granddaughter for the holiday season. It was part of a package to help celebrate Crayola's new limited edition kits that were out for that time of the year, and both ideas were absolutely fabulous and delivered right to your door, which is something that has become very much appreciated right now.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

How To Improve Your Relationship With Food

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As a society, our relationship with food is a complicated one. While we have an abundance of food in some places, others struggle to find enough food to feed their families. Meanwhile, obesity statistics are only increasing, while eating disorders are also rife around the world. It’s clear that something is missing when it comes to relating healthily to the food we eat, but where do we even start when it comes to unpacking this?

While this one blog post won’t put the world to rights, we can start here to unpack how and why our relationships with food have gone awry, and how to set them straight. If you are struggling with your food right now, make sure to contact a licensed therapist to talk through the issues with them.

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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How Is Your Business Perceived?

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One of the most important things when starting any business is to understand that perception is everything. The way that people see your business is the thing that will impact whether or not it actually succeeds. In the modern world, while it might be easier than ever to set up any business right from your own home, that also means that the marketplace is more saturated than ever before so if you’re not able to make the right impression on the wider world in your business, you’re going to be in trouble. With that in mind, here are some that the general public might be perceiving your business and what to do about it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How To Be More Confident In Your Body

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Confidence in your body doesn’t come easily. We’re all different and what makes us different, can also make us conscious of who we are and what we look like. The reality is, that everyone is beautiful and deserving of confidence in themselves. So with that being said, here are some tips to be more confident in your body.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

You Better BeLeev It!

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My grown boys, like their mother (ahem) work a lot. They have very little down time, and honestly, neither do I, so when one of them gets a chance to come spend some time at mama's, I am very happy indeed. This weekend the oldest carved time out to come see his mama, and as always happens when the boys get together, some of the toys came out... like this new skateboard we have in the house from BeLeev.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

How To Deal With The Unexpected

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We all want life to be happy, easy, and never have any problems. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. They say ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ but sometimes life won’t even hand you that. Unexpected things happen and we can’t always plan for every eventuality so here are a few ways to deal with problems that may happen in life when we aren’t prepared or ready to take them on.

Monday, February 15, 2021

8 Things to Consider Before Moving Home

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Moving house is a big commitment. Not only does it take a lot of time to move your entire life across town or to a new city, but there are a lot of nitty-gritty legal details that need to be finalized along the way. If only moving home was as simple as moving the furniture and settling in. 

For those thinking about moving home, buying your first home, or while moving, here are some things to consider to make the process as smooth as possible. 

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Scent Split for My Valentine's Day Gift to Myself!

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a new scent? Honestly, though I do love flowers, fragrance has become my new favorite floral bouquet. Scent Split is one of my two favorite places at the moment to try samples, and when I find something I love, I buy the bigger bottle. No money wasted is always my favorite gift to myself. I ordered 7 scent splits for women, and one for men (my oldest two boys have also taken an interest in my new love of niche and designer perfumes and fragrances).