Me Five Minutes Later

(via Amy Weatherly)
Me first thing in the morning: Good morning, baby. How did you sleep? Did you have the sweetest dreams? Gosh, I love you so much. … (Me ten minutes later)
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Bananas & Breakfast?


MSN reports, If you are always running out of time when getting ready for work? Usually, the first thing we drop is breakfast. That’s where the trustworthy banana often comes in. It’s easy, portable and delicious. However, research also shows that it’s not the best thing to eat for breakfast.

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Five Morning Tips to Prepare for the Day

By Megan Whitworth – January 23, 2017
img_1337Are most of your mornings spent running out the door with breakfast in-hand, and applying your makeup on-the-go? It’s easy to snooze, and rush all the way to work – but building a routine that gives you a calm and efficient morning can make you feel more prepared to take on your day. If you haven’t nailed it yet, don’t fret.

Perk up with a morning ritual that activates your mind. Enjoy your cup of coffee or green tea alongside a brain teaser, Sodoku or crossword puzzle. And follow these Tips…

1. Rise and shine. Do you hit the snooze button one too many times? Avoid being late again. Place your alarm out of reach.

2. Perk up. Perk up with a morning ritual that activates your mind. Enjoy your cup of coffee or green tea alongside a brain teaser, Sodoku or crossword puzzle.

3. Eliminate bed head. You can shave substantial minutes off your morning routine by doing your hair the night before.

4. Makeup magic. When there’s no time for a full morning makeover, stick to the basics. Start with a moisturizer so you can protect your skin and keep it hydrated.

5. Be Free to Be You.  Care for yourself during your morning routine.

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School Tips – Prepare and Follow-up

school-tipsHere are tips for your child’s first day of school… Gathered from several sources including the experience of six kids, who made it through school:

1. Help your child be familiar with what to expect – classroom, teacher, etc.
2. Talk about positive aspects – help your child look forward with excitement, and take away the “unknown.”
3. Be prepared ahead of time – lay out clothes, backpack, and breakfast. *Don’t have a rushed morning.
4. Know what they’re learning, and help them apply it to their world. Show them that learning is for everyone (including you) for all of life.
5. Get involved – attend open houses and know the calendar.

The Skinny Rules

food rulesBob Harper – The Skinny Rules

  1. Drink water before meals
  2. Don’t drink calories
  3. Eat protein at every meal
  4. Eat apples and berries everyday
  5. No carbs after lunch
  6. Read food labels
  7. Don’t guess portion size
  8. No artificial sweeteners
  9. No white potatoes
  10. No fast food or fried foods
  11. Eat breakfast
  12. Make your own food at least 10 meals a week at home
  13. Eat Veggies
  14. Go to bed hungry
  15. Get sleep
  16. Splurge once a week