I’ve battled migraines since my college days. Those college migraines were awful, especially as I struggled to learn my triggers and how to deal with them. But now that I’m a single Mom of 6, I can’t afford even an hour of downtime due to a migraine hitting.
It’s that time of the year again, when cold, wet weather and countless hours cooped up inside result in sick children. With spring still months away, sickness will hit- it’s inevitable!
My family succumbed to our first winter sickness the week before Christmas. Sick during the holidays is no fun, especially when passing a sickness through a family our size means those germs stay awhile! Today I’m sharing my tips for dealing when sick gets real this winter.
Bitter cold winter and several days in a row of being cooped up inside makes for wild and irritable children. Often a few simple suggestions of activities from Mom can start a full afternoon of imaginative play. Since I work from home, I’m always looking for independent indoor activities for kids that will keep them happy and occupied on cold winter days. Today I’m sharing some of my children’s favorite activities this winter.
My family is serious about eating good food while watching football. When our favorite team plays on Sunday afternoon, Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are the perfect hearty football meal. Simply start the french dip in the slow cooker before church, and the sandwiches will be ready to enjoy by game time.
Snow days are every child’s dream, but they easily become a nightmare for Mom. The piles of wet laundry, dripping boots, and daunting task of stuffing young children into snow gear multiple times a day can quickly outweigh the fun of a snow day.
A few simple and practical tips can make all the difference in surviving snow days with young children.
Gathering with friends and family for the holidays is my favorite part of this time of year. But, as a Mom with little kids underfoot, t’s easy to lose sight of the blessings of those gatherings in stress.
Over the years I’ve learned several easy strategies for stress free hosting even when life is crazy.