Are you in the habit of staying up too late? I know I am! It’s way too tempting to take advantage of that quiet time after the kids go to bed to try and relax or check another few things off your to-do list. Sleep deprivation has a way of catching up with you though so it’s well worth trying to get to bed a bit earlier. Here are a few great reasons why you should be going to bed earlier at night.
Reading has always been my escape. I fell in love with books when I was 6 years old and my dad paid me a dollar to read my first chapter book. That was a great deal for him for $1 because I read all the books after that for free. As a mom I have less time to read and less money to devote to my reading habit but reading is the way I take care of my own needs when life gets crazy so I make sure that I read something every day.
One of the biggest challenges when teaching kids to help clean up around the house is they get frustrated. Why do they get frustrated? A lot of times they just don’t know what they are supposed to do! You can make chores less stressful for kids (and you!) by spelling out exactly what you mean when you say, “go clean your room”. This free printable cleaning checklist for kids is the perfect way to get your kids to help out around the house without getting overwhelmed.
Chia seeds are an great source of omega-3 fats and fiber. These tiny seeds pack an amazing nutritional punch and they are also easy to add to your diet. They have a great texture when added to liquids, which is why you’ve probably seen some chia seed drinks pop up in your local health store. Those are delicious but pricey. Fortunately, you can make your own and they are incredibly easy.