There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

Looking for recipes to make...

Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

On February 3 I started My Peak Challenge and happy to say I'm still going strong! I've been needing to make some lifestyle changes and get more active. I've been working to control what I eat, getting some kind of exercise  in daily which I'm really enjoying. I didn't think I'd ever say that! 💚 #MPC2020 has truly started changing my life, I've had more positive thoughts and my body feels good. @mypeakchallenge

#mypeakchallenge #healthyliving #healthandwellness #loveyourself #fridayfeeling #tgif  #challenge #movement #bodypositive #healthblogger #wellnessblogger #health #wellness

On February 3 I started...

Just an IDEA!! With the coronavirus and people stocking their homes with TP, disinfecting wipes, tissues, hand santizer.... Think about buying an extra wipe container, hand santizer and/or tissue box and donate it to your child's teacher. I'm 100% positive they wouldnt turn it down! Keep in mind I'm sure the school is supplying them with some stuff but a lot of times teachers spend money out of their own pockets for classroom stuff. Remember your child is spending a good portion of their time at school right now, not just at home. 
#protectyourchild #parenting #momblogger #momlife #teachers #classroom #supportteachers #goodbyegerms

Just an IDEA!! With the...

5 ways to save money this school year!

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A new school year can bring a lot of stress not just for your child but for us parents, who are supposed to buy all these school supplies and new school stuff! I’m here to tell you a couple tricks for saving some money this school year.

1. Fyi your child doesn’t need a whole new wardrobe just because it’s a new school year! After reading this here post go into your child’s dresser and closet, bring a paper and pen and look through all his/her clothes and shoes and write down what they REALLY need. Do they really need new underwear and socks? They will most likely not be wearing pants and long sleeve shirts for another month(or longer), can you wait for purchasing that stuff for maybe when everything goes on sale?! Teach your child that no one really pays attention if you’ve worn that top or jeans before, as long as it’s clean, stain free, free of holes and still fits. It’s perfect in my book!!

2. Check out your local thrift shop! Just a tip; thrift shops in wealthy communities have a ton of name brand clothes that have barely been worn! No body knows that you only paid $5, do you wear the tags?! Seriously though check out the thrift store for your child’s “new” school clothes, it sure beats paying full price and will save a ton of money! Just really take a look for any holes, stains, zippers work, buttons missing.

3. While you’re looking through their dresser/closet go take a look at the school supplies from last year, you most likely saved them. Will the scissors still work? What about school box? Those things are pretty sturdy! Heck, you won’t even have to write their name on them ;)

4. For school supplies, hit up the sales at your local grocery store, use coupons, check the dollar store first, bring the school supply list and try to purchase only what’s on the list. If a calculator isn’t on the list, don’t purchase it! Also, talk to someone that just graduated that grade last year and see if there are any supplies they had to purchase more of because it will save you some money buying now and also the teacher may ask the parents to bring in more supplies later in the year.

5. Let’s talk FOOD! Packing a lunch will save you money and you know what your child is eating. Buying in bulk and then dividing it up in individual packages yourself will always be the cheaper route, but if you prefer not to do that then stock up on all the non perishable snacks now because this is the time you will find coupons and they are on sale. Hang tight, I have a few more tips for food. School time can be a very busy time for families; after-school activities, work and all that. We tend to be rushed when it comes to meal time. Sunday could be a day you sit down and write a dinner menu and maybe prep some of the meals and/or prep breakfast for the week, whatever helps make your week run smoother and gets you a well balance nutritious diet. Make a snack drawer for your child’s after school snack with healthy options. Prep, Prep, Prep! Saves, Saves, Saves!
Check out my post about Lunch Box Reality!

5 ways to save money this school year

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  • Jo-Anne
    August 11, 2015

    Some great tips here, for me they are pretty much common sense but not for everyone

    • Tabitha
      August 15, 2015

      True, hopefully it helps someone :)

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

Looking for recipes to make...

Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

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