Nov 21, 2014

Foodie Friday: Taste Of Our Table

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Nov 20, 2014

Girl Chat

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Middle being sick came with good results. It brought us closer together. In school and not homeschooled like Eldest, I often don't feel as close to Middle as I do to my other two.

Middle is not much of a talker when it comes to trying to figure out what is going on in school, or when it comes to more emotional things like feelings. I have tried numerous times to try and get Middle to open up and share with me thoughts and feelings, but those times have always ended up with me being frustrated with Middle's unwillingness to talk.

Being sick, Middle stayed unusually attached to me, literally, constantly at my side even when I was in bed. Sleeping in one morning, Middle jumped in bed in between my husband and I, and I decided to use the time for us to talk. We talked for over an hour, running my husband out the bed with our talking about female things.

At the end of our talk, I shared that I really enjoyed our time together, and that I would like more frequent chat times. Well Middle must have enjoyed our time together because this week my child has been wanting daily chat time. We have been talking about mostly non serious things, but I hope these times will open the door up to share with me about more serious things as Middle grows older.

I value spending time, and I hope that our more frequent chat days will only bring us closer.

Nov 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Caring For Babies Again

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Nov 18, 2014

I Like Gifts‏...And Snacks

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Gifts are one of my top love languages. I push back this love need often to make sure the needs and wants of others are met and to make sure family financial goals are met.

I don't need my husband to give me gifts during Christmas, birthdays and Valentine's Day. I actually ask him to not get me anything because I would rather the money spent on me to go toward someone else or the home.  This may sound odd to others but in actuality gifts are more meaningful to me when they come as an unexpected surprise.

Because I like gifts the box system is perfect for people like me. There are many different types of box systems, but I like to receive snack boxes best because I am a big snacker. I've tried many snack boxes and my favorite three are Love With Food, Conscious Box, and Graze.

I like Love With Food because they provide yummy, healthy snacks for the whole family. They also donate a portion of the money from each box to a good cause.

Conscious Box and Graze Box are my newest trials. I like Conscious Box because I not only get healthy snacks for my family, but they provide things for my pet dog as well. They also provide beauty and skin care products along with their snacks.

Graze box is a much smaller box with only about four snacks per box. What is great about this box system is that you can pick and choose what kind of snacks you like and then Graze will design a box just based on your likes.

Receiving these boxes is like a gift to me that I enjoy opening and receiving each month. These boxes help to curve my desires for gifts and they act as a lovely consistent surprise that I can look forward to each month.