Has your little one been struggling with learning multiplication or division? My daughter was and relied heavily on her chart for answers especially with the larger numbers.
Times Tales DVD is a creative, innovative mnemonic-based program that makes it fun and easy to memorize the upper multiplication facts. Times Tales uses cute, simple stories to provide students with a “memory peg”, allowing them to quickly recall otherwise abstract facts. [Read more…]
If you’re in the first trimester of your pregnancy chances are you’re having a hard time with keeping food down. It can be certain smells that make your belly flip! Here is a pretty tasty drink to help you ease that stubborn morning sickness and get you back moving with your day.
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 whole lemon juice [Read more…]
Here are a few substitutes I used to fight cravings which was originally featured on Baby Center.
Ice cream: Low-fat frozen yogurt or reduced-sugar, low-fat ice cream, sherbet, or sorbet
Soda: Sparkling water with fruit juice or a squeeze of lime
Pizza: Use whole wheat pitas for crust (or try recipes for whole grain pizza crusts made from brown rice and flaxseed) and top with roasted vegetables, tomato slices or marinara, and a little grated parmesan
Doughnut or pastry: Whole grain cinnamon raisin toast or half a small whole grain bagel with strawberry cream cheese spread
Slice of cake: Low-fat banana nut or zucchini bread, or angel food cake topped with strawberries
Sweetened, low-fiber cereals: Whole grain cereal or oatmeal topped with a little brown sugar and cinnamon, raisins, or cranberries
Potato chips: Baked potato or tortilla chips, popcorn (plain or sprinkled with seasoning), or pretzels. Split whole wheat pitas and cut into triangles, spread lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with herbs or spices, then bake. Make kale chips, crispy chickpeas, or roasted broccoli and cauliflower nuggets.
Sour cream: Low-fat sour cream or plain yogurt
Hamburger: Grilled portobello burger on a whole wheat bun with barbecue sauce and a slice of provolone
Fried chicken: Baked chicken coated with crunchy panko crumbs or crushed pretzels
French fries: Baked sweet potato or carrot “fries”
Sundae toppings: Berries, sliced bananas, or crushed pineapple in juice, topped with a sprinkle of coconut or chopped nuts
Canned fruit in sugar syrup: Fresh fruit or unsweetened canned or frozen fruit
My daughter asked to get baptized because she saw a pool at a local church we were visiting. As I was explaining baptism to her it occurred to me that she is 9 and I was 9 when I was baptised, so I chose to share the story with her of how I decided I was ready to get baptised.
My mother finally decided to loosen the reign and let me attend the Summer Youth Conference in Maryland. I was so excited because we got on the bus and drove from New Jersey to Maryland and we were staying at a hotel (which sounded like a vaca to me). [Read more…]
I do consider myself to be an avid reader and I have more visits to the library than I do vacations! This summer I plan on adding more to my mental bank of knowledge with a bunch of Dave Ramsey! I found just about everybook he’s ever written at my local Goodwill so I made my financial collection. I know with five kiddos I will not be finishing all of them but I plan to plow through as any as possible.
I also have a copy of Steve Harvey’s Jump on Audible which I’m looking forward too. I have to remember that I have this app and that it’s the best way to consume books when I find myself in my busy season of life. (Deep inside though I still just love holding a book and writing and highlighting.)
I also am anticipating reading a copy of Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood As a Spiritual Discipline by Catherine McNiel. I’ve heard so many good things about this book from other Christian mommy bloggers and I can’t wait for it to bless me in this season of tiny fingers and toes (because I know it will).
Question: What do you plan on reading this summer?
Summer is here and we are already sweltering from the heat here in Georgia! I do have a good handle on my goals for my lovely family for the month of June.
1. Travel more. It’s summer, we want out of the house! I have planned our calendar and we’re out of the house everyday even if it’s a trip to the library or a trip to a museum. It’s a common misconceoption that with so many kids it takes us forever to get out of the house and do anything. I’m proving that wrong by prepping, packing, and traveling this month.
2. Eat around the table more. With us being on the go it’s so easy to pull up to the drive through but I want our special moments and memories to be of us felloshipping as a family, around a meal, at the table. My slow cooker is my new BFF and we’re going to make it happen!
3. Schedule more time for mommy self-care. I need more time for me so that I can keep up with my family. I’m intentional about it and it’s already on my planner and my gym time is on there too!
4. Focus on Education. I make learning fun but we’ve got to focus on subjects the kiddos didn’t do so well in last school year and focus on prepping for the upcoming school year.
Question: What are your goals for your family this month?
Welcome to Day 5 of the Cultivating a Heart for Home Challenge!!
If you’re all caught up, great! Go and grab your binder and your Glory Goals Worksheet.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about go back and review Day 4.
Today we are digging deep into our Glory Goals. Remember this challenge is not only about what we want to have happen in our homes but what God wants to have happen in our home. As with anything we will affirm and confirm with the word of God.
Let’s take a look at your glory goals that you wrote out yesterday. What are some of the common words that you used in the functionality table and glory goal table?
For example an eye chart in the bathroom section the functionality was that we needed to clean our bodies and without glory Coles we needed to take care of our temples because we recognize that our bodies are not our own. How do I know what the Bible says about bodies? Where would I find scripture regarding this?
If you have a Bible commentary you can look up some of those common words or themes and search up Bible for scripture that speaks to you. If you do not own a Bible commentary that’s OK you can rely on your good friend Google.
Type in your search engine “What does the Bible say concerning __?” You’re going to type in those common themes or words in the blank. My good friend Google is going to send you a list of scripture that you can read through. My suggestion is to write down at least 4 to 5 scripture references per Glory Goal.
You’re going to use the Glory Goal Worksheet: Scripture References Sheet to write out your scripture references.