3 Ways To Get Things Done With Your Children



Moms, I know sometimes it might feel like you want to pull all your hair out. You are always busy and it just doesn’t seem like it’s enough time in the day to get every thing done on your to do list.  Does any of this sounds familiar? You are running after toddlers most of the day, changing diapers and still in the midst of all this, you are trying to start your own business.

I did a video on this very thing and I share a few ways that you can began to get organized and get a lot more done around the house even with the little ones.  Watch the video below and leave me a comment below:

 

 

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How To Save Money With Couponing



I must admit this is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to saving money. I have been couponing for over five years and I can tell you now, that I have saved hundreds of dollars. I get excited just talking about it. Being a stay at home mom, I can tell you first hand that every dollar has to be accounted for.

When shopping especially for groceries, you have to strategically plan out your shopping trips. I’m going to share with you some of my best tools to save you money. I will admit though when I first tried to learn how to coupon, I became very frustrated and threw my entire binder in the trash.

5 Things to do before going grocery shopping

  • Plan your trip. You need to go through your cabinets and refrigerator to be sure you don’t get double of the same thing you already have.
  • Write your grocery list down. Only put on your list what you need. This will keep you from overspending.
  • Print coupons for things on your list. I use coupons.com,  Smartsource for most of my printing.
  • View your weekly ads from your Sunday’s paper. I always compare sales in various store ads
  • Organize your coupons. Grab a smaller wallet or binder to carry them in so you won’t lose them.

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I look forward to hearing from all your savings from couponing. See how this mom saved $5,000 a year on groceries with her smartphone.  If this post has been helpful to you, please share this with your friends and family!

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3 Quick Date Night Ideas With Your Spouse



Marriage is a beautiful thing and it can be a blessing if you continue to nurture it and do things that cultivate the growth of the marriage.  I must say that continuing to date your spouse is a must in order for things to flow in an upward direction. I’ve learned a quite a few things about marriage since becoming a wife. One thing is for sure, things can get very dull and mundane if you allow yourself to take each other for granted. Yes, I know life happens, you become a mom and now you are wearing all these hats, but somehow, you have lost touch with communicating your needs to each other.

Well, I have a few ways you can sneak in a date night or two with your husband, so that you can continue to desire each other and continue the courtship that you had when you first met.

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3 Tips To Have a Healthy Marriage



In today’s society, everybody wants the happy fairy tale marriage but nobody wants to do the work. Being married and having a great spouse is a beautiful thing but it is more about the marriage instead of the wedding. I want to share with you three simple principle that you can begin to implement within your own marriage to have a better and more prosperous marriage with your spouse.

See people don’t tell you that ugly stuff that goes on in the marriage. People try to sugarcoat and put up these mask about the glamorous in the glitz of marriage. But marriage is hard work; you have to work at this thing like a daily 9-to-5 job. I always say if you want to be selfish remain single because marriage is not for the weak it hard.

3 simple tips to have a healthy marriage

1. Communicate with each other: communication is such a huge part in being in a relationship because without it the relationship can begin to deteriorate. Each day is a new day and it brings about its own challenges but when you take the time out to listen to each other it helps lighten the load.

 

2. Be honest: Its nothing like being able to open your heart and have that next person to really be open and honest to sharing how they are feeling and just sharing how that every day life is going. It takes nothing to build trust but it can only take one little mistake to break trust; and when the trust is broken it can take years, sometimes you’ll never be able to get back that trust that you once had but if you are willing it can be done, but again hear me when I say it is a lot of work. So practice on a daily basis just being honest.

3. Pray together: your marriage is as strong as your prayer life. On a daily basis you guys should commit to a specific time to pray not only together but pray for each other out loud.

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My prayer for you is that you guys have an amazing marriage and keep working on it day in and day out. It is possible to have a healthy and happy marriage. I hope that you will share this with your friends and family so that we can spread the word together about having healthy marriages and healthy families. Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

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3 Things to do with your kids during the summer



During the summer months, the kiddos are home and full of energy.  As I’ve been experiencing these last few weeks, my babies can eat! I’ve already been grocery shopping three times since school has been out.  But, you have to not get so worked up about it because they will eat, but always remain flexible for new ways to get them out the house. I want to share with you three fun things that I do with my babies during the summer.

3 Ways to Enjoy Your Kids During The Summer

  1. Enroll them in a Reading summer program. Yes check your local newspaper to see which areas are having the program.  I even took it a few steps forward and I created this fun way to help my babies to read better.  I told them who ever reads the most books by the end of June, will receive fifty dollars.  Imagine seeing those little faces when I told them that. So, twice per week, I take them to the library and check out books. I love it! I love hearing them read to me and write their two paragraph report about what they read.

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  1. Reward them for doing extra chores around the house.  I give them the opportunity to earn extra perks. For example, if they do more than their regular chores, they might get extra movie from the red box, or more time on their electronics.
  2. Take them to museums. Yes, I love learning new stuff and so do them. Every summer, I try to take them to a different museum. A few years back, I took them to the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis (The Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was killed). I love listening to them ask various questions. This year, I plan to take them to the Underground Railroad Museum.



These are just a few ways that I enjoy my kids during the summer months.  How about you, tell me some fun things that you do with your kids during the summer. Comment below.  If you enjoyed this post, please share this with your other mommy friends, and family.

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