Relaxation and time to reflect on your accomplishments as a wife, a friend, and as a mother is very important. Finding the right balance must begin with you!
How can you take care of others, if you don't take care of you? Just like in Church.... you drink from the cup first before you serve others. Invest in yourself. Don't be afraid to ask for help or simply say to your spouse; "Honey, please watch the kids for an hour, I'm going to go work out.... go for a walk.....go take a nap....etc.,"
When kids reach mid teen to teenage years you'll hear alot of "Hey can't you take a joke" or "Hey I was just kidding" or "Build a bridge and get over it - was supposed to be funny!" How could any behavior that would cause any form of embarrassment, ridicule, or dig at another person be funny?
They may think it is funny but to most kids it is cruel, and hurtful. The child on the receiving end of such ridicule then learns to laugh it off and let it go but they seldom forget what the other kid did. They may feel sorry for the other child because maybe he or she got picked on the same way and is just doing it to feel better about themselves. Read more...
Supermarket savings plan ...
Clip those coupons, slash that grocery store bill. Remember expensive items are always at eye level. For bargains, look left to the top and bottom shelves for the best deals. Shop after 3pm if you can. Feel for the cold items, they just got stocked and are fresh from the big cooler in the back of the store. Fill up your freezer with bags of frozen foods instead of boxes. Boxes cost more and that cost is passed on to you. Mark downs are usually every 12 weeks. Freezer items last so stock up when they go on sale. Looking to save on meat? Look for sale item aisle. When items are close to its sell date they go there. If it is for supper that evening it will save you money and it will still be fresh.