Some Traditions Are Just Clean Fun! Laugh & Enjoy

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Working moms are always looking for ways to make life better for their families at home. One thing that makes life better is creating traditions that will make our children laugh and smile all their lives. Often, our children admire us and copy what we do. With that in mind, make sure you do some fun stuff, some silly stuff, some stuff you will all enjoy. I am one of theĀ #SaveALotInsiders and have a silly tradition I created with my children that involves bubbles of all things!

 

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Take time to create special memories that become family traditions.

I began using Suave products years and years ago when I first moved out on my own when I was only nineteen years old. Back then, I purchased Suave products because they were so inexpensive compared to other products. At nineteen I had moved out of my mother’s home and was living on my own, working and paying my way through college. Way back then, children were not even on my radar, I liked Suave shampoos and conditioners because they were easily affordable and came in a variety of wonderful smells! Back then, there was no Caress body wash to savor, but I do enjoy it now. Similarly, Save-A-Lot supermarkets have been around for a long time providing great products at wonderful prices to customers all across the United States.

 

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Washing our bodies and our hair is something we all must do. It is something that starts before we can even say the word “wash” and, if we are fortunate, it continues long past the days when we can wash without assistance from others. That means we are going ends up being a lot of soap and body wash over the course of our lives. That also means we need to get the best price possible on both. If we shop at Save-A-Lot we are able to get more bang for our bucks which means more shampoo and body wash.

4 Benefits of Family Game Night

 

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You can find serenity in establishing family game night and using that time for bonding with your family. Saturday night is family game night at our house. Normally we run around during the day, with ballet lessons, sports, shopping, movies and the like. Once we all meet up back home, my husband always turns on the computer with the big screen and starts playing music videos from the old days. The children and I sing, dance and request more and more. After dinner, we gather at the dining room table and the games begin. We play all kinds of games – board games, paper games, computer games and card games. The games themselves do not matter. What matters is the benefits we get from having family game night. There are four benefits to family game night. These benefits include:

  • fun
  • education
  • conversation
  • connection

Playing games is a fun activity, there can be no doubt about that.

Stick to the Plan, But Be Like Water

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This post was inspired by Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey. In Boston, five men were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel below the ocean to do a nearly impossible job that would help clean the once dirtiest harbor in America. Join From Left to Write on February 19th as we discuss Trapped Under the Sea As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

In life we make plans, grand, beautiful and wonderful plans. Sometimes our plans  knock the socks of those who hear our plans or who watch us as we are carrying out those plans. Then, all of a sudden, something goes wrong, our plans get messed up and we are left lost and wondering what to do. This book reminded me of marriage and the ups and downs of married life. When my husband and I decided to marry about 25 years ago, I told him what I wanted. 
 
Janeane:     We are getting married and we are going to live happily ever after.
 
Darren:        What if we don’t?
 
Janeane:     There is no what if, we are getting married and we are going to live happily ever after. That is it.
 
 
Over the course of our married life, we have had ups and downs. The church girl in me, says that we have had peaks and valley experiences. We married when I was 23 (for one whole month) and he was 28 (for one whole day). We built a life together. We purchased a home, graduated from college, law school and grad school. We had children, and saw one of those children go from kindergarten to her freshman year at one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. We had grand plans and looking from the beginning of the marriage to this very day, by all measures, we have succeeded.