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Emotional Boundaries during Social Distancing

Emotional Boundaries during Social Distancing

This has been an interesting time, for many reasons. The more we go Into social boundaries, the more I am taught about my own emotional boundaries and how to communicate them.For me, I really need time alone, and while I am soooo grateful for time with my family and all we have during this time, I’m missing a schedule that fits in time alone for my own things. Kids have been adjusting to get on a home schedule. I noticed…

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Use Leftovers Creatively

Use Leftovers Creatively

While your home and having difficulty finding all your favorite food items, this is a great time to get really creative and get in the habit of using all your leftovers. This helps stores as their restocking and saves money in this chaotic time. Meats can easily be made into burritos, wraps, and sandwiches for lunches. I just made a bunch of muffins with things I had on hand. You can bake your own bread. You can mix veggies and…

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Sugar Recommendations

Sugar Recommendations

Unfortunately, sugar is hidden everywhere in our food. Sadly, we can think that we are eating healthy snacks or healthy drinks, but they are loaded with unnecessary sugars and junk. Sugar has been shown to increase the risk of cancer, contains calories without nutrition, and had links to many other health issues. For kids, it can easily displace nutrient rich foods like fruits and vegetables or even the ability to drink enough water that helps stabilize blood sugar, aids digestion,…

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Fiber

Fiber

Fiber is such an important part of our diets. There are MANY reasons to eat fruits and vegetables such as feeding good bacteria, promoting daily elimination, and an abundance of nutrients. However, the average fiber intake is 15 g.So, to enhance your energy and digestion mix veggies into meals like eggs, eat bigger salads, feed kids fruit and veg snacks instead of crackers or pretzels, and prep food ahead so you don’t lean on processed snacks! Frozen fruits and veggies…

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Help Others During Social Distancing

Help Others During Social Distancing

Yesterday amongst all the businesses closing and email updates, my husband and I received emails about schools getting out meals to kids who rely on schools for food. While we were both working in our comfortable basement, he shared how seeing that email made him emotional. Growing up, he was that kid. My heart really hurt for those out there struggling in a new way. As I picked up my boys from their grandparents, I loaded the van with food…

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Start Journaling while At Home

Start Journaling while At Home

While many are looking for things to do, journaling can be a great self-care practice to start. It is so good for positivity, focusing on gratitude, grounding, and mental health. Observing our thoughts and becoming aware of our deep, subconscious feelings is so powerful, especially through the fear and anxiety many are facing. These tools are so empowering to teach kids as well, especially during a time when they miss socializing. Even young kids can take 20 minutes to draw 3…

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