How Sky Diving Made me a Better MOM
how skydiving made me a better mom
Be a Better MOM How could sky diving from a perfectly good plane make me a better MOM? I'm a wonderful mom and do everything for my girls and put them first. I'm one of the best moms going! Or so I thought. Everyone tells me this, including my husband, but they couldn't see the struggle behind the surface. Homeschooling, constantly running girls around here and there and everywhere, months without a break for even a simple manicure or dinner...

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Educational Things to Do with Your Children over the Holiday Break
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Educational Things to Do With Your Children Over Holiday Break Are you looking for educational things to do this break?  There are so many ways to integrate learning while your children are home over the holidays so why pass these opportunities up? This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a commission from items purchased at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this mama and her passion! While you have these few weeks of uninterrupted time with them,...

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30 Days to a Healthy Family: Unplug and Connect
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Day 15 bring us to our halfway mark of the 30 Days to a Healthier Summer series. I hope you've learned new things so far and incorporated them into your daily life. If you're new to the 30 Days to a Healthier Summer, begin with Day 1 and work your way through at your own pace. So glad to have you here! Do you do better when you have a friend or someone to share your experience with? I do!...

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Day 8: 30 Days to a Healthier Summer: Healthy Snacks
Hi! In Day 7 of 30 Days to a Healthier summer you learned a good guideline for your water intake. Day 8 is about adding in healthy snacks to your daily diet. New to 30 days? Start at DAY 1 and join in on the journey. I'd love to hear about your progress and what you're trying in the comments, email, or on the UnprocessedJESS Facebook page. DAY 8: Add in Healthy Snacks We've all been there ESPECIALLY with kids...

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Day 3: 30 Days to a Healthier Summer
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It's Day 3 of our 30 Days to a Healthier Summer series and I hope you're working in your lemon water and discovering ways to get in your 30 minutes of movement today. Just joining us? No problem. Start here at Day 1 and go from there. If you're already doing one of the steps skip ahead to the next day. Glad you're here with us! If you can't possibly fit in 30 consecutive minutes, look for 5 to 10 minute...

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Free Ways to Connect with your Family this Summer
Families Who Walk Together Talk Together
Are you looking for free ways to connect with your family this summer? The family that walks together talks together! Life is busy and before you know it the day’s gone by and you’ve missed out on one on one communication with your family. Ditch the electronics and head outside for some quality family time. You can connect with nature and each other during your walk. I’ve found that my girls are more likely to open up if we’re walking...

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5 Ways To Save Money On School Lunches
5 Ways To Save Money On School Lunches
Do you want to save money on your child's school lunches and keep them healthy? Me too! A reusable lunch box is part of the solution. When two of my girls returned to public school after homeschooling for 4 years, I was faced with planning for lunches and sending something semi-healthy that is also easy to pack and eat away from the home. I found Go Green lunch boxes and love them! There are several brands available that are great...

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Frugal Female Friday: Library Finds
Frugal Female Fridays: Library Finds
The girls and I love to visit the library. During one visit a volunteer asked if we were there for the book sale. I LOVE a bargain so I hurried over to take a look. Why had I not ventured into this little treasure cove before? They are books donated to Friends of the Library Kingwood (F.O.L.K.) and listed for a mere fraction of retail price. The volunteer, Dennis, was friendly and suggested books based on the girls ages and...

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New to Homeschooling? Start Here!
New to homeschooling? Start Here
Are you thinking about homeschooling or are you on the fence and not sure where to begin? That was me a few years ago and I was scared to death!! Thoughts of doubt, anxiety, and a feeling of total inability filled my head. “How can I do this?” “What AM I thinking?!” “I’m not a TEACHER. How will I teach Algebra?” “When will I go to Target and get grocery shopping done?” “Can I be around my kids every day,...

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Dancing Through Life by Candace Cameron Bure: Book Review
You may remember the author of Dancing Through Life, Candace Cameron Bure, as her character D.J. Tanner from the family sitcom Full House. I watched the episodes faithfully. The New York Times best-selling author shares her steps of courage and conviction she took while preparing for her role on Dancing with the Stars along with Christian, wife and mom. This post contains affiliate links and I will receive a small commission on items purchased. I was provided this book free...

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