Your home is your sanctuary, but it can also be one of the biggest sources of stress. Clutter, chaos, schedule pressures and non-stop obligations can make the home a trigger for anxiety. By putting some simple practices in place and introducing a few systems, you can simplify the mania and make your home feel like the safe and happy place it should be. Meal planning, cleaning schedules and decluttering can go a long way to making things at home feel a lot more manageable.
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You want to show your kids the right way to do things, teach them important life lessons, and make sure they can one day take care of themselves. Some days it feels like an impossible dream, right? A great way to get started is by having them do chores at home. Chores teach kids so many excellent lessons.
Not ready to go for a full blown sugar detox? Start with cutting back on the amount of sugar we consume on a daily basis. Just baby steps. Cut the soda and other sugary drinks. Let’s start with something easy that will also have a huge impact.
Let’s talk school lunches. You start the school year with the best of intentions, filing ideas from Pinterest and joining groups on Facebook for inspiration. And by the end of the year your kids are lucky if they get a (nut free, of course) granola bar and an apple. Sound familiar? It can be mind-numbingly frustrating to send fantastic, healthy lunches
When you think about packed school lunches, PB&J or ham and cheese sandwiches come to mind. In our school we can’t even have peanut butter, so our choices get fewer and fewer. While sandwiches certainly make for a nice school lunch, they are not your only option. Mix it up by fixing something different for your kids this year.
If you are short on time and still want to make nutritious food for your family, or if you are embarking on a new healthy eating program, you should start meal planning. This involves planning out what you will eat for the week, getting ingredients and meals ready to cook for each day, and minimizing how much needs to be done when it’s time to prepare dinner.