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“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” – #JohnRuskin

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Beautiful walk to the beach with the kids and dog! It was sunny, warm, spacious and just what we needed. AND there wasn't any complaining! Thankful for our gorgeous home & planet!
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Beautiful walk to the beach...

See that laptop and books right there?

Yeah, it's been sitting in that same spot untouched all day. Mason has completely hit his limit with this "distance learning". And I'll be honest I'm almost ready to call it summer break already(a month early)! It was going so well until about 2 weeks ago when his defiant personality decided it was done with this type of schooling, and depression and social anxiety in full swing! Isolation is so tough on ours/everyone's mental health and I don't know if we can take anymore of it! 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #socialdistancing #quarantinelife #isolation #distancelearning #momlife

See that laptop and books...

The gang is coming over for #SCOOBMovieNight today! #SCOOB is now available to watch instantly. 
Join #SCOOBMovieNight via the Twitter Watch Party tonight at 4PM PST. 
Will you join us? 
Be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win your own SCOOB party box including the movie. 
#WBpartner #scoobydoo #entertainment #warnerbros #WB #movies #stayhome #movienight #familytime #quarantinelife

The gang is coming over...

2020 is the year I told myself I'd start focusing on a healthier lifestyle and one thing I've been working on is eating a plant based diet. I've still got a ways to go but I'll get there and so far I feel great! 🌳I've partnered with LightLife to bring you this post, but all opinions are my own. One thing I'm new to is tempeh, after eating the vegan tacos I made, I'm totally sold! I made these amazing tacos with sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh. I didn't miss the meat at all!
🌳Tempeh can be used for a number of meals as a protein replacement, available for purchase at your local grocery store(I've found ours at Fred Meyer and @imperfectfoods ) typically for $3.49. Easy to prep, vegan certified, has a savory and slightly nutty flavor, non-GMO and 12g of protein. 
#sponsoredpost #momsmeet #lightlife #tempeh #plantbased #vegan #health #wellness #healthandwellness

2020 is the year I...

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How to survive summer break with your kids at home!!

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Aw, the truth about the last day of school. It’s a bitter sweet feeling for us parents! First off it’s awesome to be able to spend more time with your children, not being rushed in the morning, more “relaxed” time. But then it also has it’s, not so great times ;) – If you’re not able to stay home with your kids and have to go to work, they have to be sent to the babysitters/day care and well, MONEY. Or if you work from home, GOOD LUCK with that! Get used to constant interruptions! Purchase ear plugs :) And if you’re a stay at home parent, you get to spend all that sweet sweet time with your sweet easy going child, lol. Uh huh. Here’s a few tips I need to remember to keep my sanity, maybe they’ll help you too!

– Keep a bedtime! Yes, it’s summer and it stays light out until like 10. Let them stay up a little later but there’s a few things I’ve learned raising a human for 9 years. After the kids are in bed that is YOUR time, choose what you want to do with that time! And maybe it’s just my child but the later he stays up the earlier he gets up in the morning, yes it’s a little CRAZY, tell me about it!!

– Bored? Make one of these awesome Summer Boredom Jars for when the dreaded two words “I’m bored” enter someones mouth and they will, if they haven’t already! I’m sorry child but I don’t have to entertain you every second of the day!

– TAKE THEM TO THE PARK! It’s an easy way to wear them out ;) Just remember to bring plenty of water and a snack, so no cranky kids afterward.

– If they don’t already have a chore chart, get them to help out around the house, help cook dinner. Bake cookies or a pie together. Better yet fill up a whole morning (or afternoon) with – go to a local farm pick berries, come back home and make a homemade pie!

– Local library. Sign up for the summer reading program and go to some of their events. If your child is anything like mine making them read during summer vacation is like pulling teeth BUT if they have a reward to work for :)

– Make a list of all the free or cheap happenings in your area, keep the list handy. To enjoy your summer doesn’t mean breaking the bank. Regal has $1 movies twice a week all summer long or Tuesdays at Regal all movies are $5 if you use your free Regal rewards cards. And subscribe to my blog to find more local events, I will be posting all about summer.

– Keep a routine/schedule if you need to, children thrive off structure. Time limits on electronics. Physical activity daily.

– Don’t be afraid to tell them NO!

– EAT LOADS OF ICE CREAM! It’s a rule of summer time!

– If you can afford it, sign them up for a summer camp or VBS, there’s a lot of different options for camps.

– But most importantly relax, enjoy yourself and your extra time with your child.

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  • joannerambling
    June 30, 2015

    I like reading about other people’s summer, while I sit here with socks and slippers on and track pants and a long sleeve top and still I am cold

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - #MarkTwain

“A man cannot be comfortable...

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” – #JohnRuskin

“Nature is painting for us,...

Beautiful walk to the beach with the kids and dog! It was sunny, warm, spacious and just what we needed. AND there wasn't any complaining! Thankful for our gorgeous home & planet!
🌻

Beautiful walk to the beach...

See that laptop and books right there?

Yeah, it's been sitting in that same spot untouched all day. Mason has completely hit his limit with this "distance learning". And I'll be honest I'm almost ready to call it summer break already(a month early)! It was going so well until about 2 weeks ago when his defiant personality decided it was done with this type of schooling, and depression and social anxiety in full swing! Isolation is so tough on ours/everyone's mental health and I don't know if we can take anymore of it! 
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #socialdistancing #quarantinelife #isolation #distancelearning #momlife

See that laptop and books...

The gang is coming over for #SCOOBMovieNight today! #SCOOB is now available to watch instantly. 
Join #SCOOBMovieNight via the Twitter Watch Party tonight at 4PM PST. 
Will you join us? 
Be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win your own SCOOB party box including the movie. 
#WBpartner #scoobydoo #entertainment #warnerbros #WB #movies #stayhome #movienight #familytime #quarantinelife

The gang is coming over...

2020 is the year I told myself I'd start focusing on a healthier lifestyle and one thing I've been working on is eating a plant based diet. I've still got a ways to go but I'll get there and so far I feel great! 🌳I've partnered with LightLife to bring you this post, but all opinions are my own. One thing I'm new to is tempeh, after eating the vegan tacos I made, I'm totally sold! I made these amazing tacos with sweet potatoes and Lightlife Original Tempeh. I didn't miss the meat at all!
🌳Tempeh can be used for a number of meals as a protein replacement, available for purchase at your local grocery store(I've found ours at Fred Meyer and @imperfectfoods ) typically for $3.49. Easy to prep, vegan certified, has a savory and slightly nutty flavor, non-GMO and 12g of protein. 
#sponsoredpost #momsmeet #lightlife #tempeh #plantbased #vegan #health #wellness #healthandwellness

2020 is the year I...

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