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Is Your Child Old Enough to Babysit? 7 Signs to Watch For

Is Your Child Old Enough to Babysit? 7 Signs to Watch For

Babysitting is a great first job for many. It can also be a great responsibility for a child who has younger siblings. How do you know when your child is old enough to begin babysitting? Here are seven things to consider.

#1. What is your state’s law?

Whether you think your child is ready or not, every state has a law for a minimum age in which children can be left home alone, or in the care of other children. Look into your state’s laws before you continue on.

#2. Does Your Child Follow Directions? read more

5 Tips for Indoor Container Gardening

Here are five great tips for indoor container gardening:

  • Have proper drainage – It’s very important that you have nice, big holes in your pots for proper drainage. If not, the soil will not drain well and the roots of your plants will die.
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    6 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe Online

    Here are six steps to keep your child safe online:

    6 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe Online
    6 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe Online

    Talk to your child.

    It’s important for your child to know the benefits and risk of the world wide web. They should know that they should never talk to strangers online, add people who they don’t know on their social media accounts, and that they should never meet someone from the Internet without discussing it with you beforehand.

    Keep the computer in a family room.

    It’s important for your child to access the computer in an area where you can monitor what they are doing. This way, you can check in to see what they’re doing.

    Know your child’s passwords.

    The best way to be sure of what your child is doing is to check their accounts. Make sure that you know your child’s passwords so that you can check their accounts and monitor their messages if you grow concerned. read more

    What I Learned During My First Year of Working From Home

    Five years ago, I was a stay at home mom of my two girls and I was feeling stuck.

     

    Maybe you have felt that way before too??

     

    I loved being home with my girls! I had a 3 year old and a 6 month old. I just wasn’t ready to go back to work, but our budget kept getting tighter and tighter.

     

    What could we do? 

     

    Adam had a great job but couldn’t really increase his income at work, so he was throwing around the idea of taking on another job just to give up some extra room to be able to give more to our church and save for a vacation. read more

    How to Cut a Watermelon For Kids

    I don’t know about you… but when I think of summer I think of

    Watermelon!

    Fruit is such a healthy choice for kids. When they are hot, watermelon helps them stay hydrated because it is mostly made of water… They never turn it down… Plus, it is in season!

    The biggest problem I have with watermelon is that it is.

    Messy!

    Finally, I’ve found out how to cut a watermelon for kids to easily pick up! Plus, it turns it into a finger food which is great when they are running around outside or at a picnic or party. read more

    6 MUST Haves for New Moms [+ One Week Post Partum Update]

    I can’t believe my little guy is a week old already!

    I didn’t really think about the fact that having a baby over 5 years from my last would mean some different products and options would be out there. I wanted to share some of my FAVORITE things that I didn’t have during my last delivery that made so much difference this time!

    Here’s My Top 6 Picks for New Mommies!

     

    Here’s The Breakdown!

     

    6 Must Have Items for New Mommies

     

     

    After Ease Supplement: Helps naturally manage your afterbirth pains. I had a lot of afterbirth pain with my second baby, so I wanted to try something this time for it. This made SO MUCH difference! I had to use very little pain medication thanks to this. read more

    Two Healthy Halloween Treats

    Can I be honest… Halloween isn’t my favorite. 
    Because all I am hearing lately is…

    “Can I have a piece of candy?” 
    “Can I have a piece of candy?” 
    “Can I have a piece of candy?”

     

    I usually can avoid this battle altogether… but during Halloween…

    CANDY IS EVERYWHERE!!! 

    Besides the obvious… SUGAR IS MY NEMESIS. 

     

    It really can be detrimental to our health (and our kid’s health too!)

     

    When our kids eat too much sugar they are more likely to get sick, get cavities, and just BE CRAZY PEOPLE!! 

     

    So here are some  Healthy Halloween Treats  my girls get excited about (without any of the sugar!)

     

    Two Healthy Halloween Treats

     

     

     What are your BEST tips to help your kids limit the sugar during Halloween?

    How Having a Natural Birth Prepared Me For Starting My Own Business

    Natural Birth & Starting a Business…

     

    Those two aren’t often seen as going hand in hand… right?

    But when I had my first baby… something changed inside me

    Going through that process taught me some lessons that prepared me for when I started working from home a few years later.

     

    If you are interested in learning more about having a natural labor and birth experience,
    check out my latest E-Book!

     

    Here’s my top Three Things I learned

     

    It’s okay to look crazy.

     

    See… I learned it was okay to do what I wanted even if everyone else thought I was crazy read more

    How to Prepare for Natural Childbirth: Is a Home Birth Right for Me?

    Have you ever thought about having a natural birth… but you were a little intimidated or weren’t really sure how to prepare? ?‍♀️   I’m sharing some of the Benefits of a Natural Birth and why I chose to have a home birth ?  

    When people learn that I have had both of my babies without medication (and am currently planning my third home birth), I usually get a few different reactions… read more

    Red, White, and Blueberry Low-Carb “Cheesecake” Dessert

    If you are in the U.S., I hope you and your family have had a wonderful 4th of July! We celebrated and had a lot of fun shooting fireworks and enjoying our friends and neighbors (and we slept in a bit this morning!)

     

    I decided to try something new I had been thinking over yesterday and I was so pleased with how it turned out!

     

    What is great is that it uses low carb berries for a really great natural sweetener. This recipe is pretty versatile because you can use any berries you love and mix them up!

     

    The girls hopped in the kitchen to help me whip together this yummy treat. After about an hour to let it chill, we all enjoyed a taste of the creamy “cheesecake” without any guilt at all.

     

    I’m always on the lookout for a low carb treat that satisfies my sweet tooth! 

     

    I can’t wait to hear what berry combinations are your favorite : )

     

     

     

    Here’s my recipe for Red, White, and Blueberry Low-Carb Cheesecake!

    Ingredients:

    8oz Cream Cheese
    1/2 C Heavy Cream
    1 Tbsp of “cup for cup” stevia blend
    A couple drops of liquid stevia
    Pinch of salt (I use Pink Himalayan Salt normally)
    1 tsp of vanilla extract
    1/2 cup of blueberries
    1 cup of chopped strawberries

     

    Directions:

    1- Beat the Cream Cheese until creamy.

    2- Add stevia blend, and stevia drops, vanilla, and salt.

    3- Add the Heavy Cream and whip until smooth.

    4- Fold in berries (you can use whatever kind you like best!)

    Put in a container and refrigerate for a couple hours until dessert!

    Serves 4, ENJOY!

     

     

     

     

    It’s just that simple! It’s delicious and has no added sugar (just the fruit), so even managing Gestational Diabetes I’m good to go!

     

    What’s your go to healthy summer dessert?

     

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