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Skin Care: Natural Laundry Detergent

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Hey loves! I know it’s been a minute or two since I have posted. Mommy life, work life, and wife life were taking up every second of my 24 hours, and to be honest I was having a difficult time finding the energy to log on and post. At the end of the day, even my fingers were exhausted but, here I am!

Today I’m sharing my top picks for natural laundry detergent.



Books All About Money Your Kids Will Love

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Summer is here, (virtual) school is out, and you and the kiddos could use some downtime and relaxation.  While you take time out to reset and have some quality family time, this is your reminder that summer break is also a great time to continue to teach your kids about the value of  money and how to make it work for them.  You may think they are too young or will not understand, but the sooner these financial lessons are learned, the better chance our little ones have of not making the same money mistakes we did. 

Here are some fun, educational books all about financial lessons your children will love to read!

1. The Berenstain Bears: Dollars and Sense

by Stan and Jan Berenstain

A classic Berenstain Bears story that teaches young children about money and  how to be responsible.  how to save, count, keep track of money, and behave responsibly.  

Age Range: 3-7 years

2. Little Critter: Just Saving My Money

by Mercer Mayer

When Little Critter has his eyes on a new skateboard, Dad tells him  that he will have to save his own money to buy it. This book teaches children all about saving with a goal in mind.

Age Range: 3-7 years

3. Lily Learns About Wants and Needs

By Lisa Bullard

This is an excellent financial literacy book for young children. Financial lessons were simplified using daily life situations that kids often encounter. The illustrations and supporting texts help kids understand real-life examples and triggers thoughts on how to make smart money decisions.  

Age Range: 5-8 years

4.  Finance 101 For Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford To Miss

By Walter Andal

This book gives older children a more comprehensive breakdown about finance and economics. Using easy-to-understand language and interesting illustrations, the book gives important lessons on the different ways to handle money responsibly.

Age Range: 9-12 years

Which tools and resources have you been using or would like to start using to teach your little ones about money?


7 Daily Affirmations For Self-Care and Success

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Now more than ever, I’ve realized the importance of strengthening my mind. Anxiety, stress, and procrastination will creep up on me if I don’t and I’m not trying to entertain that at all.

I remember when I was praying for God to bless my husband and I with a baby, and I had to write down positive things about my body. I wrote down that my body was healed. I wrote (and said) that we would have beautiful, healthy children. Even on the days when I could not see it, I had to tell myself that it would.

My game plan changes every few months usually but, right now I have decided to:

  1. Wake up between 5:30 and 6:00.
  2. Get my day started with prayer and affirmations.
  3. Get my body moving (stretching or a workout routine on YouTube or Instagram).
  4. Knock out some work (even 15 to 30 minutes helps a lot before the rest of the house is up).

I was never big on affirmations a few years ago because I felt like it was some fairy, “pie in the sky” stuff honestly. Combined with prayers though, it helps a LOT to get me in the right head space to face the day. Whenever I have one too many days where I feel overwhelmed, on edge, and unmotivated I know that I’ve fallen off of my routine.

Here a few affirmations that I say in my head and out loud sometimes. I also make a habit of writing them down in my journal:

I am exactly where I need to be. I welcome the challenges and opportunities that I am facing today and I will grow from them.

I push fear aside to take action in faith, because I know God is with me.

I honor my desires by asking for what I want.

I am amazed by my body and its abilities.

I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and I treat my body as such.

I practice self-care regularly.  I feel good about taking care of myself.

I embrace success in all areas of my life.

Your mind is so powerful! Get into the habit of doing and saying things that will promote good thoughts because it really does become your reality. Believe me, I know that some days it is tough but also know that it can and will get better.

Which affirmations are you repeating each day?