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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

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Join #SCOOBMovieNight via the Twitter Watch Party tonight at 4PM PST. 
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🌳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. 
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Preparing for Kindergarten

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Is your little one starting Kindergarten this year? Are you more nervous than he/she? I’m here to tell you don’t freak, everything will be fine, your child will love it, so will you. Here are my top tips for you and your little one to help ease.

 

  • Academics – I think this is probably the #1 stress for parents. Don’t stress if your child can’t write her name, doesn’t know how to spell any words yet, can’t count to 100. A lot of kids can’t at the beginning and that’s what kindergarten is for, learning all that stuff and the teacher will let you know if they need any extra help in a subject. A few things you can help prepare them but remember to make it fun or they most likely won’t be interested; practice colors(brown trees, water blue), practice counting(at the grocery store count the apples you put into the bag), practice writing letters but don’t force it.
  • Social – I think this is the #1 thing you can do to prepare them. Get them out playing with other kids, practice waiting turns, practice lining up, practice doing structured activities. Visit a libraries story time would be great practice.
  • Tired – Unless your kid still takes a nap before 2pm, you will be amazed how much energy they still have even though they sit through a 6 hour school day.
  • If possible let them pick out their lunch box and backpack!
  • Go play on the schools playground a couple times before school starts.
  • When packing the lunch box, remember to pack easy to open stuff that your child can open themselves, the lunch helpers will be there to help though.
  • Repeat to your child “the teachers, bus drivers, staff really like kids, that’s why they work at the school and are there to help so don’t be afraid to talk to them”.
  • If they are riding the bus, they will most likely be the first ones on the bus and the driver has them sit in the front. They wear a bus tag to make it easier to find and make sure they are on the correct bus.

 

A few tips to make the first week(or couple weeks) go smoothly!

  • Get on the going to bed early, getting up early routine a couple weeks before school starts. That way their bodies get used to getting up early and eating breakfast early.
  • Set clothes out the night before, pack lunch the night before, set out shoes and backpack next to the door the night before.
  • They will most likely have a snack at school during the day but make sure you pack a healthy filling lunch and they eat a healthy filling breakfast, because it is a long day.

 

 

Hope that helps some! They will be fine and enjoy it, they might even tell you you can leave and don’t need to walk them into class, like mine did ;(

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2 Comments
  • Megan L.
    August 30, 2014

    Great tips! My oldest is starting K this fall…deep breaths, in & out ;)

  • joannerambling
    August 2, 2014

    I so like this post I know so many mothers who stress over number 1 not me I never did and many mums stress over what to pack for lunch and recess also not me I was pretty laid back come to think of it

“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

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