Having multiple children is a blessing, but can be rough at the same time. Multiple kids can mean multiple messes, and that’s something I really try to keep under control as a work-at-home homeschooling mom. The more order that is in my house, the smoother it runs! There are a lot of things I do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis that helps to keep things running like a well-oiled ship. Now, these are the things that I do that helps reduce stress and chaos in my life. They may not work for everyone, but I can assure you that they help make my life as a mom so much easier!
The time has come– to do another home purge! This time, I came up with my own challenge, and a lot of the awesome ladies in my Simple Living Facebook group (Search Nessa Makes Simple Living on Facebook) are participating! I would love for you to join in this challenge, and feel free to join in the conversation in my group too. It’s great fun!
I told the ladies in my group that this challenge is a hybrid between the Minimalist’s January purging challenge, the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge from White House Black Shutters, and an insertion of my own clutter-free creativity.
My kids are always on the hunt for snacks. As you can see on my blog lately, I have a lot of snack ideas for kids. They especially love to have a snack when we are doing family activities, like watching a movie, playing a game or going to the zoo. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut and provide the same boring snack, but there are other times that I like to go all out and let them have a fun snack that’s easy to make!
These savory & sweet popcorn cones are one of those times where their snacking is made more fun! A good friend of mine actually gave me this idea– she said her grandmother would give her a popcorn mixes in an edible ice cream cone and she absolutely loved and cherished those times her grandma did that. I thought that was so sweet and such a genius idea, that I had to do it myself. She totally didn’t mind that I duplicated and added my own twist, so thank you for that Jess… you rock!
Meal planning has become a big deal in my household lately. It has really helped us cut our budget and focus on becoming more financially stable. It also cuts down on waste, because everything we get at the grocery has a purpose. No more purchasing thing without a plan and then letting it go bad.. Everything has a plan and that equals more money in our pockets each month!
Every meal and EVERY SNACK gets planned out for every single day of the week. If you have kids, you know that snacks are important, so they have to be available at all times! This week, I came up with 3 really fun and really easy snack ideas that the kiddos love. They are easy and great for the kids to get involved in making. Let’s review what they are, shall we?
It’s almost March and I am SO EXCITED! Do you want to know why? It’s White House Black Shutter’s 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge. WOOHOO! Have you ever heard of this challenge? This challenge has been going down for quite a few years now, and I did it a few years back before I moved. It’s coincides with Lent and is a really great way to get rid of the things that may be a distraction or a bog down on your life. It’s awesome, so be sure to click the link above to see all the details.