Guess What, My Thighs Jiggle…

 

Guess what, my thighs jiggleGuess what, my thighs jiggle when I run. Yep. They do. And I don’t care. I run for me.

Guess what. I am not a professional runner. Maybe a professional toddler chaser, but not a professional runner. I am not going to win any races, or set any land speed records. Some days I huff out 14-minute miles as I push a double stroller with two preschoolers snoozing inside. I just breath in the peace and quiet- taking a moment to gather my thoughts. Other days I race to keep up with the dog, sprinting full speed. Feeling the burn in my legs and chest- which oddly feels so good and exactly what I need in that moment.

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Five Ways Moms Can Make Extra Cash

Five Ways Moms Can Make Extra Cash3

As a stay-at-home mom I know I am contributing to the family in a way. However, there are times I wish I could help bring in some extra “fun money”.  I don’t think there is a mom out there that would turn down some extra cash- whether it’s to take the kids to the zoo, to skip making dinner and eat out for a night, or a fun family vacation. That extra cash can be handy.

Here are a few creative ways that moms can make some extra cash from home or doing what they would normally be doing away!

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Pre-School Quiet Time Boxes

Pre-school Quiet time Boxes

If you have followed me for any amount of time you know- MY KIDS NEVER SLEEP! However, I do enforce a quiet time after lunch. These allows them to relax and let their little minds rest. Plus, it allows mom to make phone calls and get some work done.

So, in an effort to encourage them to relax I have created “quiet time boxes”. I rotate these boxes every day and they get a box after lunch with an activity they have to do in their bed or room.

Here are the boxes I have made for my preschooler:

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