At the end of last year, I shared some of the goals I had set for myself for this coming year. Then, at the beginning of the year, I gave some tips for improving success in reaching those goals. Now that we are 3 months into the new year, I wanted to do a little check up on how those goals are going for me. Maybe it will help you reflect on your own goals as well.
When Kevin contacted me about doing a blog post for Sunshine and Munchkins, I was thrilled because I love having people share their knowledge on subjects they are passionate about. Today, Kevin is sharing some tips for how to create a monthly budget. Check it out below!
meal planning and this is one of them: one pot chicken noodle pasta.0
BUT...I really like to at least try and enjoy each holiday for what it is before moving on to the next one. That's why I was so excited to find an Easter activity that was given to me by a friend in college. I've kept it for the last 10 years or so because I really wanted to do it with my kids, but the oldest is just getting old enough to understand that holidays generally have more meaning than just getting little gifts and candy.
Easter is easily one of my favorite holidays. I love what and who it celebrates and I love that it comes in the springtime. My hope is that through this activity, my daughter (and eventually my son) will be able to learn the reason we celebrate this holiday, especially since it is so central to our faith.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered to win the $25 Amazon gift card! It was so fun to do my first giveaway and there will be many more to come as time goes on. I announced the winner this morning on my Facebook page, but if you didn't see who won, I'm posting it here too!0
Congrats Dana! I hope you enjoy your gift card and whatever you decide to buy with it!
John 4:5-14) and I felt that the message could be applied to us. I presented the idea to my committee and they all agreed that it was a good theme and message to share with the sisters in our ward. We recently held our activity and everything turned out so well that I wanted to share it with others who might be looking for a theme for their own ward's Relief Society birthday dinner.2
Me: "It's not lunch time, it's breakfast."
Kadie: "Mom, last year I went to Aunt Dani's house."
Me: "Sweetheart, we were there yesterday."
Kadie: "Mom, what's today?"
Me: "It's (insert day of the week)."
Kadie: "Does that mean it's splash pad day?"
If you've ever tried to help a young child understand how many days it is until a certain event or activity, you've probably been met with confusion and frustration that it's not happening right now. This is because small children live in the present and they have a hard time thinking abstractly. Time is a very abstract and intangible concept, which is why it is difficult to grasp until they get closer to age 6 or 7 and their brain starts to develop in a way that they are able to begin to understand things such as time.
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