Setting Goals For the New School Year!

Setting Goals For the New School Year!

15354801842636356796706928386213Good afternoon!  Its been an interesting day! My first day back at working…running my own family day care! I just got everyone down for naptime/quiet time.  I’m pretty exhausted and my body hurts just trying to get back into the swing of reality!

Next week is going to be full swing and full load of kids.  I’m excited to start off a brand new school year!  I’ve set up a curriculum for my little ones and I am putting my best foot forward and using all the techniques I read up on.  September will be the theme ” all about me”.  My kids will be learning all the letters of their first name and I’m going to introduce a few sight word/popcorn words.  I was so impressed on how fast they picked up on colors, months, days of the week, and seasons last year!  Every day is a new experience working in a daycare and I tend to try different approaches to learning….some stick and some get the boot.

Summer leaving  so soon is a little bitter sweet!  Im certainly going to miss my oldest son going off to first grade.  He isn’t looking forward to the new school year because he had such a rough class last year.  Im praying things go so much smoother this year and he makes friends easily.  He opens up so easily and loves to talk and talk and talk! He is also very involved in karate and lacrosse. He was a first place winner in his grade level science fair and did well in all areas of coursework.   He does a great job!  Now….he needs to find friends in his class for his sanity and mine. Lol

My two younger kids are very happy at home with their daycare friends.  They are still learning how to share, use words and my youngest son to walk.  They have it super good!

My goals this new school year is to heal up fast, keep eating healthy, make new friends myself and lose weight! I’ve been putting myself on the back burner for the last couple years…. getting married, having babies and all of lifes memorable moments and miracles.  This is the time for me to get healthy…mentally and physically!  I have a clear mind for the new school year!

What are your goal(s)?

Thanks,

Jen

Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

15337653168902425302957021980537Hi! Everyone knows I had an accident and I have to remain non weight bearing as much as possible.  When I heard this, my brain went  into instant diet mode.  When I went on my trip I was going to come back and start a diet and exercise routine.  Unfortunately, that has been delayed until all is healed.  All I could invision was myself expanding in my chair if I did not eat well. My 600lb life in the making. Lol I started myself and my family on the clean food crush diet.  This diet doesn’t recognize processed foods but offers a well rounded diet plan.  I have to say the recipes are spectacular! My kids have always been great eaters but sometimes my oldest son has to be encouraged to eat his veggies.  I am very blessed in the topic of dinner and my kids eating. I have seen many kids that are extremely picky eaters only living off of chicken nuggets, hot dogs, mac and cheese and pizza.  The parents have given up and dont even bother offering new foods because their child refused to eat anything else.  Their child will not taste test and pushes the plate away in discussed.

I read an article that acknowledges that moderate to severe picky eaters can be an indicator for a medical issue that may need evaluation.  Picky eating along with anxiety issues can be an issue that coincides with deppression. Moms, please dont dismiss this for just going through a phase. Some may complain of textures or complaining of having a bad experience the first time they tried a particular food. This might be true but if the child shows anxiety and refuses to retry, then there might be a bigger problem that needs to be addressed.  This does not pertain to the child who won’t eat their vegetables once in a while or a child who got sick and vomited up a certain food.  Please, do not be that parent that does not want to acknowledge an issue….be proactive!

I thought this article was very interesting and informative. I hear so many parents complain about their childs eating habits. Childhood depression has been on a rapid incline and it’s very scary! We as parents have to be aware of any indicators that could effect our childrens future!

The link to the article is listed below…read it and let me know what you think!

Until Tomorrow,

Jen

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150803083343.htm

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