Stress, Teens

What To Do When Your Teen Has A Panic Attack

What To Do When Your Teen Has A Panic Attack It’s no wonder with COVID 19 and all these adjustments to everyday living including all the restrictions imposed on us in order to stay safe, that teens are showing signs of anxiety and even having panic attacks. Our son is one of these teens. He …

12 Awesome Instant Pot Hacks
Instant Pot Recipes

12 Awesome Instant Pot Hacks

Okay, name the one appliance in your kitchen that acts as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, pressure cooker, saute/browning pan, warmer, electric pressure cooker, and yogurt maker- it’s a multi-tasker- it’s a 7-in-1 kitchen appliance- if you guessed Instant Pot you’d be right! Ta-dah you guessed the most popular taking the world by storm …

Indoor Activities, Teens

101 Activities For Homebound Tweens And Teens

Wow! Who would have known two weeks ago that we’d be stuck indoors with our tweens and teens trying to fend off the words “I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do.” all while being cut off from all school, activities, sports, any social interactions and gatherings.  Life as we know it sure has changed. Most of …

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Beans, Food

20 Amazing Instant Pot Bean Recipes

Traditionally, dried beans need to be soaked overnight before proceeding with cooking. With the Instant Pot, there is no need to pre-soak most beans! With just a few exceptions, the recipes in this collection allow you to add the dried beans directly to your pressure cooker with the liquid required by the recipe, then turn …

Beans, Food

The Benefits Of Nutritious Beans

Did you know that there are an estimated 40,000 varieties of beans produced all over the world? Another awesome thing about beans is that they only cost pennies per ounce. Beans are an especially good food to eat while dieting and helping you lose weight. No matter what type of bean you are preparing and …

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Emergency Preparedness

35 Foods You Should Be Stockpiling For Survival

Modern-day living has led people away from their backyard gardens and well-stocked root cellars. These farmhouse staples once provided for families and allowed them to feed themselves no matter what the weather was like, how far from town you lived, or their economic situation. Until recently with the Corona Virus, we had safe and plentiful …

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Parenting Tips, Teens

How Much Sleep Does Your Tween And Teen Need?

“Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Skipping sleep can be harmful — even deadly, particularly if you are behind the wheel. You can look bad, you may feel moody, and you perform poorly. Sleepiness can make it hard to get along with your family and friends …

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Parenting Tips, Teens, Tweens

Homeschooling Your Tween Or Teen

Last week the Governor of Arizona announced that schools would remain closed for an additional week after the Spring break and yesterday that got pushed even further into the future making it another two weeks due to the Corona Virus outbreak. With schools and parents scrambling to figure out how to finish out the school …

Parenting Tips, Teens

25 Life Skills All Teens Should Have Before Leaving Home

However long your teens are still at home before they go out into the big bad scary world on their own, they should have some basic life skills to fall back on when they are on their own. Sending them out on their own into the world is a terrifying prospect for me. How do …

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Parenting Tips, Teens

Reducing Teenage Conflict Amongst Siblings

I don’t know about your household during these crazy times with the Coronavirus and all, but ours is a bit chaotic already. Three teen siblings ages 13, 15, and 16 under the same roof at the same time with nowhere to go right now is making them stir crazy and the bickering and squabbling are …