It’s never fun being sick, but this is true even more during the holidays. Because for many the holidays are a bit more stressful than any other time of the year, that stress can weaken your immune system and leave you even more vulnerable to nasty colds and flu. But there are plenty of things you can do to give yourself and your family a fighting chance against viruses that are on a mission to make you sick.
Husbands and significant others are encouraged to attend Gourmet Club, which hosts dinner parties and TGIF, a fun Friday night gathering where members socialize with appetizers and drinks.
At the end of the week, we look at the chart and decide on a fun activity or project to do together as their reward. Sometimes, we make milkshakes or cookies, other times we paint and glue ribbons. Just something to show that we appreciate their good behavior and their are rewards for that.
Be sure to keep supplies on hand in case you are ever stranded in your home, or if the power were to go out for longer periods of time. Water, candles, blankets, quilts and ready to eat foods would all be necessary if for some reason transportation is not possible or you find yourself without heat. Just in case, an alternate way to heat water such as gas burner stove is a smart backup plan for Meal Prep on a budget.
Scheduling your time wisely means knowing which tasks are open-ended and thus not likely to be completed in a single time slot, and which activities are time-consistent.
If Mom really loves to read then a gift card to Barnes and Noble may be just what she needs this Mother’s Day. Another choice would be a Books a Million gift card. Both of these gift cards can be purchased in store or online. A Barnes and Noble gift card not only buys books but DVDS, Music C.D.s, or other things such as journals on their website.
It is fine if your sister’s or neighbor’s child is reading and yours is not. I am here to tell you from experience (I have 9 year olds) that they will read and will LOVE it! They will not be behind, but will unfold in such an amazing way you will watch them blossom before your eyes. If you have the following covered you will be great!