As a mom, I don't get a lot of sleep, or a lot of downtime, so I make it a priority to start my morning with a few quiet moments and a hot cup of coffee or two before the kids wake up and chaos reigns again. Of course, I also have a second coffee before lunch, and a frozen coffee mid afternoon, and some mocha scented fro-yo as a treat after dinner.....
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As parents, back to school is a busy, expensive time. We have to get the kids back on their schedules, get ourselves ready for the demands of school in addition to day to day activities, and we have to make sure our kids have all of the gear that they need to succeed.
Its stressful, and expensive, but have we ever stopped and thought about the preparations being made on the other side? Every year teachers spend an average of $1,000 on supplies to help our children learn. That's a lot to pay out of pocket, and its just one of the many ways that they are supporting our children's educations. Without their support, can you imagine how bleak our children's classrooms would be?
Summer is the perfect time to sit in the backyard and enjoy the sunshine with a great book and a cocktail, or in my case to chase the kids around the backyard while constantly tidying it up and preventing escapes. Just because you cant have a DRINK though, dosnt mean you cant enjoy a delicious cocktail, just reach for a mocktail.
Writers block, its a bloggers arch nemesis, and it happens to everyone. For me, its usually a sign that Im starting to burn out., that the seemingly endless hours in front of the computer are taking their toll, and my eyes, and mind, are done.
Luckily there are a few things you can do to ease that block in your mind. Here is what works for me.