40 Songs for Hard Times: Break-ups, Grieving & Bad Days

This song list is full of reflective, comforting, uplifting songs for hard times, whether that be a break-up, grieving a loss, a really bad day, or any time you feel sad or frustrated and need to let your feelings out. Youtube videos and spotify playlist included.

Music has the ability to calm my heart and soothe my soul when I am having a hard day or going through something especially difficult in my life. There have been many songs that have given me strength and peace. Do you have any favorite songs for hard times?

This song list is full of reflective, comforting, uplifting songs for hard times, whether that be a break-up, grieving a loss, a really bad day, or any time you feel sad or frustrated and need to let your feelings out. Spotify playlist at the end.

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Make Kids Chores Fun with a Job Jar

 

Using a job jar for my kids summer jobs has saved my sanity. I don't have to think of different chores every day and they can't complain about what they got because they chose it! Free job jar label and 30 job ideas to print out.

Do you have your kids do jobs around the house? Does it get old trying to think of things for them to do without boring them to tears? I used to get so tired of thinking of chores my kids could do each day in the summer. Until, I created a job jar. This has saved my sanity, taught the kids new ways to think of cleaning, and prevented them from being bored with doing the same thing every day.

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Skin Cancer Prevention Tips plus Best Products

Did you know just 1 severe sunburn or 5 moderate sunburns doubles your risk of melanoma? Protect yourself and your kids with these 9 skin cancer prevention tips you may not know, plus top recommended sun protection clothing, sunscreen, and self-tanning lotion.

It’s skin cancer prevention month. The perfect time to evaluate what we are doing to protect ourselves and our kids. This is especially important to me because I had skin cancer at only 37 years old and I want to prevent my kids from dealing with this too. The rate of skin cancer is growing each year, with 3 million people getting non-melanoma skin cancer and over 10,000 dying this year from melanoma. Did you know that one severe sunburn as a child doubles your chances of melanoma as an adult? Having more than 5 sunburns doubles the risk as well. Skin cancer prevention starts with us parents being a good example, teaching our children about it, and making sure we are protecting them and ourselves.

How do you protect yourself? We all know about wearing sunscreen but here’s some tips for skin cancer prevention you may not know, plus some of my favorite products:

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How to Create a Summer Schedule for Kids

Tips for reducing your stress and your kids boredom during summer break. How to create a summer schedule, including ideas for chores, fun activities, and learning time, including educational websites.

It’s hard to believe that summer vacation is around the corner. As much as I love having the kids home more, and not having numerous school activities and homework to balance, I also dread the inevitable boredom and fighting that is bound to happen. Thankfully, I can minimize that by organizing a summer schedule. Having a daily routine helps the kids to pass the time and reduces anxiety and questions about what we’re going to do today. Creating a summer schedule is also a great way to reduce your stress and your kids boredom during summer break.

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46 Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

Do you dread hearing "I'm bored!" from your kids this summer? This list of 46 activities kids can do on their own at home will help! And none of them require electronics. Print off the chart, and make it easy for the kids to find things to do.

I love summer, the beautiful weather, more family time, less scheduling, but there’s one thing I dread, hearing the words “I’m bored!” from my kids. This year, I’ve made it easy to answer the boredom blues with this fun list of summer boredom busters that most kids can do on their own around the house. For some of the activities, they will need a sibling or friend to do them with them. Most of them are easy for kids ages 6 and up, but a few of the activities will require help from an older sibling or a parent.

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