Food and Drink, Home & Family, Marriage

Healthy Lunch Ideas for your Husband

Healthy lunch ideas to pack for your husband!

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One of the benefits of being a homeschooling family is no lunches to pack!! In fact, Harley makes lunch for her and her sister everyday for a small fee.

The girls and I may eat lunch at home, but I still have to pack a lunch for my husband. Partly because I enjoy it, and partly so he can spend time with the kids before work. I also have become pretty good at it, so I am going to let you in on some of my secrets to help other parents with lunches for themselves and/or their kids. read more

Clean and Organized, Home & Family, Homemaking

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

5 tips on how to beat the winter blues!

Does winter get you down? Check out this post for tips on how to beat the winter blues and keep your house cozy all winter long!

The average temperature in my area of Wisconsin during the winter is around 30 degrees with about 10 hours of daylight a day. Needless to say, if you spend too much time in the house you will go a little stir crazy. Outdoor winter activities are great, but the long dark winter can get to you.

The air in the house gets stale and stagnant and you long for spring days of warm sunshine and refreshing breezes. But it doesn’t have to be that way!! I have five ways you can keep your home cozy and inviting this winter. read more

Home & Family, Parenting Tips

5 Ways to Encourage Healthy Living in Kids

5 Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy

Be proactive, and teach your kids about staying healthy. This post will help parents with five tips for keeping kids healthy.

The American Heart Association estimates about 1 in 3 children and teenagers are overweight or obese. Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for keeping diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes at bay. Not to mention having a positive self body image is good for mental health.

So what can we do as parents to help promote healthy lifestyle choices and encourage healthy living?

Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy

1. Get them moving!

I am certainly guilty of letting my kids have too much screen time, but I do try to balance it by making sure they get enough physical activity. Walks, bike rides, and playing with friends are all excellent ways kids can burn off energy. read more

Home & Family, Marriage

How to Help a Grieving Spouse

How to help your partner cope with loss

Losing a parent is a devastating loss. How do you help your spouse in the grieving process? Read this for information on how to help a grieving spouse.

“The pain doesn’t go away. You just make room for it.” This quote from The Walking Dead is the best saying I have heard about the grieving process. My father-in-law was killed in a work place accident. My husband is my best friend, biggest supporter, and my partner in everything. The death of his father was the hardest time in our marriage. Even though, years later, I would deal in my own way with this loss, I knew it was my job as his wife and partner to help him through this hard time. I am not a grief counselor or psychologist but I speak from personal experience on how to help a grieving spouse. read more

Family Fun, Home & Family

20 Family Friendly Movies That the Whole Family Will Love

20 fun and entertaining movies to watch with your kids! 

Family movies parents will like

My husband and I have a love for movies. And it is one we want to pass on to our kids. Appreciation and knowledge of film. I can’t wait til they are older and we can watch all the oldies like “The Godfather” and “Cuckoo’s Nest,” but for now I will have to settle for some other classics that aren’t too scary and age appropriate.

Since animated movies get old after a while, our family movie night features a “grown-up” movie we can watch together. read more