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Parenting

How To Prioritize Self Care Even If You’re A Busy Mom

Self Care with Ménesa Author Bio: Ménesa is a mom of three, and blogger at Clever Glamour Momma Ménesa started blogging because she wanted to help moms have style, fashion & beauty confidence. Follow along on her style, fashion & beauty adventures. Enjoy the ride! Get simple strategies to boost your confidence & relieve your stress in only 6 days. In less than a week, you can be more confident, stress-free & happy! Get your FREE self-care strategies checklist. You can also subscribe (free!) to get updates and tips, PLUS get instant access to my resource library with ALL of my other free PDFs, printables, lists, and eBooks! Once subscribed, I will email you with details. Go to Clever Glamour Momma and subscribe for instant access. Connect with Menesa: Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter How To Prioritize Self Care Even If You’re A Busy Mom I’m really looking forward to my birthday this…

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Parenting

5 Unique Ways To Beat Summer Boredom

It’s that time of year again! School is almost out for many. For us, our lessons are at a bare minimum, the weather is hot, and the good ol’ saying “I’m bored” is constantly ringing in my ears. This is often followed by one of the three saying that make me cringe: “Can we watch tv?” – NO! “Can we play on the tablet?”- NO! Or the famous “Can we play on the PlayStation?” – UGH, NO! You see, we have an after-dinner rule in our house. After dinner, the kids get their electronic time. Otherwise they will be glued to those devices all day. We did grant a few days of “unwind time” when summer hit where we allowed some half binge days but I ended up having four mini zombies occupying my home. But now we are well into summer vacation and their boredom is becoming something I…

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Educational Thoughts, Parenting

Push Your Kids Toward Their Future

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” This is what they asked. It was my junior year in high school and everyone around me had a plan; had a goal. They knew what they wanted in life, what colleges they would apply to, and what career they wanted to work towards. But me… I was lost. As hard as I tried to make those decisions that would shape my future, I discovered that there was just nothing there. Sure I could go to college, but for what? What was I good at? What did I love to do or dream of doing? There was no on who could encourage me at the time. I felt so lost and I let that stop me from moving forward for a long time. “You can do anything you want to do and be anyone you want to be.” This is…

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Parenting

The Importance of Encouraging Volunteer Work

There are a few things in this world that I find to be absolutely crucial when it comes to raising children. Respect, discipline, and empathy are usually the top 3 things that I work hard to instill in my little beauties; especially in this world we are living in. I firmly believe that it is us, as parents, who mold our children into the type of human beings they will grow to be. This is only a small part of why our family chose homeschool as our journey. I wanted to ensure that my children received the best individual growth, something that i believe the public school lacks in encouraging. As we know so well, growing an individual is much more than providing an education. Growing a well-rounded human being and a compassionate heart involves so much more than anything books or facts can offer. I strongly believe that there…

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Parenting

Connecting With Your Eldest Daughter

Being a mother has been the most rewarding adventure of my lifetime. I have birthed 3 beautiful children and was given a 4th blessing the day I met my husband, my oldest daughter. Raising babies was a breeze! They eat, sleep, poop, and play. Toddlers were exciting; all of their firsts in life happen and every moment was a new milestone. Children are fun! You get to teach them things, play with them, and watch their character form. My youngest is 6 and he is so full of an imagination that his older brother and sister still enjoy. But somewhere after the joys of being a child, things change. My eldest daughter turned 12 this summer, although at times I swear she is already much older than that. She is beautiful and creative and the biggest help in our home. She takes on every task when I am consumed with…

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Parenting

What To Say To Your Bullied Child

We hear too often now stories of children who have been bullied in school. For some of us, we have had to deal with the heartbreaking reality that our child has been bullied. Whether it be physical or verbal, it is never easy mending the heart of a hurt child. Of course, there are steps we take to try to ensure that these occurrences do not happen again; we talk to teachers, the principal, and sometimes even the parents. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn’t. As parents we try our best to protect our children and set them up to be able to handle any type of situation properly. I have always been an advocate for teaching a child to stand up and defend themselves; even more now with bullying becoming a larger issue in our schools and society. I do not condone violence, but I encourage everyone I…

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Parenting

Why I Won’t Give Into “That Thing”

Have you noticed how quickly something can become a hot trend, some new toy? Especially with kids! And it seems kids pick up on how popular something is no matter how much or how little exposure to “that thing” they have. I can’t say that I am surprised really. Kids are like sponges. They see a toy’s commercial a few times and they just have to have it, Mommy! In fact, I think back and recall that Hatchimal trend that went around. All I remember thinking when my kids all jumped at trying to persuade me to buy it was “you want to care for and hatch a fake bird?” All I could respond with was “we will see.” As time went on they talked about this thing more and more; at times begging me for one. Disregarding the cost and difficulty in locating one, my answer quickly became a…

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