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12 Days of Holiday Cookies


12 Days of Holiday Cookies 12 Days of Holiday Cookies 12 Days of Holiday Cookies


12 Days of Amazing Holiday Cookies!! Kids Included..

RECIPE COURTESY OF FOOD NETWORK KITCHEN
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 cookies



Ingredients
Unsalted butter, for buttering the pan
One 17.5-ounce package prepared sugar cookie mix
8 ounces confectioners' sugar (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon meringue powder (egg white powder)
Red food coloring, for decorating
Red sanding sugar, for decorating
8 edible pearl dressage, for decorating

Special equipment: an 8-inch cast iron skillet, 3 pastry bags, a small no. 13 star pastry tip, a small no. 3 round pastry tip and a small no. 4 round pastry tips.

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and generously butter an 8-inch cast iron skillet.

*Prepare the sugar cookie dough according to the package directions.

*Evenly press half of the cookie dough into the prepared skillet all the way to the edge. (Reserve the remaining dough for another use.)

* Bake until the top just turns golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cookie comes out clean, 11 to 13 minutes.

* Cool in the skillet for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the cookie with a large offset spatula and place it on a cutting board.

*Cut the cookie: Heat up a small, sharp knife by submerging it in boiling water for 3 minutes. Wipe the knife dry and gently cut the cookie into 8 wedges making sure the pieces stay together in a circle. Take it slow when cutting or the cookie could crumble. Let the cookie cool completely on the cutting board.

*Meanwhile, make the royal icing: Whisk together the confectioners' sugar and meringue powder in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft glossy peaks form, 3 to 4 minutes (you may need to add up to 1 teaspoon more water).

*Transfer a quarter of the icing to a pastry bag fitted with a small no. 13 star pastry tip.

*Color the remaining icing red using the food coloring. Transfer 1/4 cup of the red icing to a small bowl and add water, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, to thin it out (when you drizzle the icing with a spoon, the lines should disappear within 5 seconds). This will be your filling icing.

* Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a small no. 3 round pastry tip. Transfer the remaining thick red icing to a pastry bag fitted with a small no. 4 round pastry tip.

*Decorate the cookie: Using the thick red icing with the no. 4 tip, pipe a 2-inch circle in the center of the cookie.
With the same icing, pipe eight 1-inch circles overlapping the 8 cut lines, positioning them about 1 inch in from the edge of the cookie. Each cookie wedge should have 2 half circles on it.

*Fill in all the circles with the filling icing with the no. 3 tip. Sprinkle each circle with red sanding sugar to coat. If excess sanding sugar gets on the cookie, fan it away or brush it off with a small pastry brush. (Your Santas are taking shape: the wedges in the large center circle are hats; the smaller circles are mittens.)

*Place a dragee on the tip of each cookie wedge to form a small white circle in the middle of the red center circle. (These are the pom-poms on the Santa hats.)

*Pipe a white icing border around the center red circle. (This will be the bottom of the hats.)

*Working on one cookie wedge at a time and starting at the white border, pipe a white ?V? that fits snuggly between the 2 red half circles.

*Repeat with the remaining cookie wedges. You should have a white 8-point star surrounding the middle red circle. (You've just made 8 Santa beards.)

*Pipe a small dot of thick red icing with the no. 4 tip in the middle of each "V." (Now each Santa has a nose.)

*Finish by piping a white border around the edge of the cookie. (This is the bottom of each Santa's coat.)

*Let the icing dry before serving, about 30 minutes.

And One AMAZINGLY delicious Cookie...Happy Holidays! 

Marriage & happiness??


If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. Being happy is an achievable and learnable skill, which requires constant work on your attitude and depends on how you interpret your life situation. Happiness is largely a matter of choice. And it is probably the smartest life choice you can make. Recent studies show that happy people are 35% less likely to die early than unhappy ones! I am not going to lie since my seperation from my husband my life hit an all time low...I mean low is putting it mildly... The kids constantly crying, teacher meetings to tell me that two of my daughters cry when they think of Mommy and Daddy not being together and being a family.... Any sane mother, would go INSANE after that. I cried and still do, do not feel as though ok 6 months went by time to get over it. No no no....I still cry...Almost EVERYDAY... But you have to come to a realization point... (which is something I learned in a course I took at Yale with Dr. Santos, called the psychology of true happiness... try it!! turned my outlook all around, I found that course with many others on Coursea.com) And here is the realization point: " if you are going to lay down and give up?... Let your kids see you struggle and pretty much die inside??????, OR take what has happened WEAR THAT SH*T, and pick yourself up!!! Dust Off, and fight for your happiness. Learn to love yourself...Because as Corny as it sounds you really have to know and LOVE YOURSELF before you can ever give that kind of devotion to anyone else...Now, if you and your partner do not love each other anymore, and can look at each other in the eye and truly mean it..... than by all means Walk with your head held high and take it as a learning experience, and just focus on your children. Learn new things, try new things and as the transformation of yourself happens your tears will lessen and lessen...But if there is any part of you that thinks your marriage or relationship especially with Children can be salvaged, than GIRL, JUMP RIGHT IN AND DON'T LOOK BACK! Both of you go in slate clean as bad as it has been or was, and keep your family together. But ALSO the only way to do that is to transform yourself to a strong women and mother...A not so much different women or mother just an all around more knowledgeable, confident and strong... I am only speaking from my own personal situations. I love my husband. That was never the issue. The issues were many things on my part and his. But if you are going to keep your family together as your new transformed self, YOU HAVE TO LET THE PAST GO!! It will eat at you if you don't and you will end up back to square one with the waterfall full of tears everyday. I am still a work in progress, I feel like I am almost there. ALMOST. And when that time comes is when I will have to look at my husband and say we vowed through the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY...I am stronger and wiser from the past, I want my family together and an absolute 100% clean SLATE and be a family.,(And when I say family I mean just YOU , YOUR SPOUSE AND CHILDREN AS ONE TEAM!! No one else, YOUR FAMILY)...or we look at each other and say F*ck It...either way it is another kind of like badge to WEAR that makes you , YOU!! So if you can save your marriage and family DO IT!!! Everyone makes mistakes, everyone falls and gets hit, but you have to be able to get hit and get back up..Remeber your children never asked to be brought into this world, let alone have a family one minute and then it is taken away because two grown adults can't get it together.....I will never forget the last nine months of my husband moving out of the house, the tears, every night especially my son crying and begging for his dad to come sleep with us...Or the time my oldest daughter (which I truly think it has effected her more than I will ever know) had all her friends over since I was over compensating any and everything for them because I know the heartbreak they were in so did everything every day to keep them busy,  but back to the quick story...She had her friends over for a sleep over and I  heard one of her friends ask her (Because she was looking at a picture of my husband and all the kids I had on the wall)  " You have a Dad??" And my daughter says with this tone of utter shock her friend just asked her that,  say yes I have a Dad, he just travels for work, but my parents aren't divorced or anything!! Heartbreak is not even the word, I had to walk outside for a good ten minutes to get myself together..Looking back at those gut wrenching times and still do  make you stronger as a mother, wife and women..Oh does it kill you, .But once you know yourself, all your flaws, mistakes, and grow from it, This is the part when marriage/relationships will have the ability not only to make it but to make it stronger and better than ever..., but YOU took that VOW..So I will say it once more, if you have gone through the process' of getting to know your full self and love yourself and transformed there should be nothing or anything that can brake your relationship. It is going to take time, and work...Try and act as if you two were dating at the begining...You know the little things. The little cute texts, or notes....I still have every single note my husband ever wrote me...Even the one on napkins..LOL...As I get closer to the end of this journey of finding true authentic happiness and love for myself, except the trial and mistakes I made. Own them, I guess we shall see.... but every Psychologist in the world will tell you what a Divorce or Break up does to a child...  So own it, accept it, get over it,  stick it out...or Walk away with your head and Crown Held High, Have gratitude for the beautiful child/ children you have and on to the NEXT....<3

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HOST A PAINT PARTY FOR KIDS


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HOST A MEMORABLE PAINTING PARTY FOR KIDS-THE SIMPLE WAY <3

  • Gather a few materials in advance of your party:
  • fresh paints (choose washable options for kids)
  • paper plates for paint
  • new paintbrushes
  • canvases (high quality paper that can be framed is good too, but I can attest that there’s a magical ‘big kid’ appeal when you give a child the opportunity to create on a real canvas)
  • water (for cleaning brushes)
  • paper towels for cleanup
  • easels
  • Paint palettes can be found at many craft and supply stores (both the classic wooden oval variety and plastic palettes with divided wells), but if you want an even more cost-effective option, use paper plates. For added appeal, use an utility knife to cut a circle as a thumb hole in your palette.
  • Easels are another must-have that can be hard to find affordably when you need multiples. To allow seven kids to simultaneously paint on the 11" x 14" canvases, I built a long easel ledge that extended the full length of the table. I used bolts, dowels and scrap 1 x 2 boards to assemble the easel.
  • Find an assortment of paintbrushes for your guests, and don’t underestimate how many the kids will manage to use in a single painting party. Be on stand-by to help rinse the brushes too, to minimize post-party clean-up and keep the utensils from drying out with paint on the brushes.
  • Choose a theme for the night, and encourage the kids to paint to that theme. Another popular option is to select a single, professional work of art and allow the kids to replicate it in their own style.
  • Helpful tips:

    Sketch with pencil first! This will help kids plan and execute their vision.

  • Keep a hair dryer in the room. Blast the artwork periodically to help expedite the paint dry time so that colors can be layered without smudging together.

  • Be sure each child puts their name on their finished art – either on the wooden frame on which the canvas is attached, or in the lower corner on the front.

  • At the end of the party, make some beautiful memories and don’t forget to take a photo with all of the kids standing together, displaying their artwork.

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PARENT COMMAND CENTER

Any busy parent can attest to the craziness that comes from balancing the various family schedules. Sports practices, piano lessons, project due dates, picture day, field trip permission slips to be signed, etc. A household with kids (no matter how young or old!) is never more in need of a system for staying on top of all those details.

Usually comprised of a calendar, contact info, and a place for incoming mail and papers, establishing an efficient parent command center can make all the difference between pure chaos and smooth sailing!

HOW TO MAKE A HOME COMMAND CENTER

Think of your home command center as THE PLACE for all important things, and a way to stay on track of every event in your busy schedules. Find a place in your home that is in a prominent location so your family calendar gets seen and updated, and so your important papers are easily accessible and not forgotten.
Our command center is in the entry way to our garage. We see it every time we come and go, so our calendar gets checked often and important events are less-likely to be forgotten.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR COMMAND CENTER –
Since every family is different, every command center will obviously vary. But here are some suggestions of what you could keep in your command center:


-A BIG FAMILY CALENDAR.....The bigger the better, I always say.  This way you can spot important dates at a quick glance as you rush out the door.
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Just a Few of the "Musts" that need to be in your COMMAND CENTER...
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– teenager’s work schedules
– school calendar/important school dates
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    If you don’t want an entire binder, consider placing the following information in a prominent location somewhere in your command center:
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  2.  CHORE CHARTS + TO DO LISTS + DAILY SCHEDULES
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    Every home needs a paper organization system for mail, bills to be paid, school permission slips that need to be signed etc. The more organized you can make this area of your command center, the better! I like to have a place where all things are “dropped” – a place where kids can set their homework folders or important project assignments, and a place my husband can drop the mail as he walks into the house. I don’t let the pile sit there for longer than 24 hours though, because I don’t want it to pile up and I don’t want those important papers lost. So I also include a file system in my command center where I can sort and organized all the papers. I toss unused/outdated papers multiple times a week, so having a recycle bin handy sure helps me cut down on the paper clutter!
    The last thing I make sure to have handy are a few small office supplies – pens/pencils, paper clips, stapler, hole punch, and sticky notes, etc.
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**Here is a really cool way for a command center with an entryway. The result is a completely decorated with a  wall a The Happiness Planner, chalkboard, and plenty of hanging wall organization. (Again Dollar Store) This command center keeps it simple and stylish by using wire wall baskets for incoming and outgoing papers, a corkboard and calendar and some matching decor.


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6 tips to stick to your GOALS!! Yes even with kids... 6 tips to stick to your GOALS!! Yes even with kids... 6 tips to stick to your GOALS!! Yes even with kids...

              

                                            Time flies, doesn’t it? It feels as though last week we were just reflecting on our past year and planning for the year ahead. Most of us start every new year with a set of goals we are determined to achieve. There may be changes we want to make in our lives, bad habits we want to get rid of , places we want to travel to, activities we want to try, or things we’d like to tick off our bucketlist.
I am just like you. Sometimes I become side-tracked. I let my lazy mind overtake my willpower. I let my mood get in the way of what I ultimately want to achieve. I procrastinate, put things off, and feel even worse later when I try to get things done in such a short period of time. Sometimes life gets in the way and disrupts my good habits. The next thing I know I’ve fallen back into this hole of laziness, procrastination, and not doing what I know I should be doing. Then I wait for the new year or my birthday to come around in order to get excited about my New Year’s Resolutions as if the date is going to make any difference. If you feel like you can relate to this and are starting to feel unmotivated, even though it’s only February, read on!
Here are 6 tips on how you can remain inspired and motivated.


**1. Get used to forcing yourself to do things.
This sounds tough, doesn’t it? Our mind has muscles. It memorizes patterns. By doing this over and over, you’re building your willpower and self-discipline. Forcing yourself to do things that you don’t feel like doing (but you know you should be doing) is a habit you can learn.
Every time I don’t feel like doing something like going to the gym or abstaining from eating chocolate, I tell myself that if I keep doing it for several weeks, one day it will become a habit. At that point, doing it will become second to nature. The next thing you know, you won’t even feel like breaking your good habits anymore.
Let me put this another way: Inside your head, there is Mr. Better Man and Mr. La La Land.
Mr. La La Land will always try to persuade you not to do things that Mr. Better Man knows you should do - like exercising, eating healthy, or being productive with work. These two guys don’t like each other, and they are in constant competition with each other.
When you don’t feel like exercising, remind yourself that if you don’t go, it will become even harder to force yourself to go the next day. Why? Because when you follow Mr. La La Land’s advice by not going, you’re giving Mr. La La Land the permission to control you. You also boost Mr. La La Land’s ego and self-esteem by listening to him. Over and over, Mr. La La Land wins and Mr. Better Man becomes the loser.
But if you learn to tell Mr. La La Land that “Hey, I’m going to listen to Mr. Better Man because he knows what’s good for me”, Mr. La La Land will feel small. He will start to lose his self-worth and self-esteem and eventually he won’t have the confidence to tell you what to do anymore. He already knows you will always listen to Mr. Better Man.
Don’t let Mr. La La Land win. Nurture Mr. Better Man and he will lead you to the person you’ve always dreamed of becoming. 



**2. Seek inspiration - every day.

<3  People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing - that’s why we recommend it daily.
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No matter how intrinsically driven we are, we can easily lose our motivation if we don’t continue to seek it out. Ever since I was a child, I have made it a habit to look for inspiration. The Internet has given us the power to find anything and everything. It is up to you to use that power to your advantage. Because I am a creative person and I feel stuck, bored, and stagnant the moment that I don’t feel inspired. To feel alive again, I look for inspiration. I read books, watch videos, read articles, and do things that reflect what and who I aspire to become. I find ways to better myself and find inspiration every day.
If you have lost motivation with exercising, try going to new fitness classes, join a bootcamp, watch fitness videos, or get a personal trainer.
If you have lost motivation with work, see if you can do more challenging tasks. Read articles and watch videos that inspire your creative spark. Meet new people. Go to events.
Everyone is different and you’re the only one who knows what suits you the most.

**3. Focus on the emotional reward you will get. 

When you’re on the fence of fear, doubt, laziness, and tiredness, you have to focus on the emotional reward you will get if you just push yourself a little bit more to jump over that fence.
Focus on the feeling you feel after doing something that you know is good for you.
The feeling of an adrenaline rush.
The feeling of being fit and healthy.
The relief you feel after having finished a big project.
The pride you gain from an accomplishment.
The confidence you feel after having faced your fear.
Focus on these feel-good moments and remember that achieving that feeling again is just one step from saying “Yes”.


**4. Track your goals weekly and periodically.
Tracking your goals is crucial. We hold ourselves accountable when we don’t achieve our goals. Failing to track our goals is the easiest way to let ourselves fall off track. It is one way that our mind tells ourselves that we do not fully commit to those goals. If we can’t even tell our mind to commit to those goals, especially difficult goals, how are we going to accomplish them?
Writing things down is a way to reinforce to our subconscious what we want. Just like the practice of prayer. The more we tell ourselves what we want to achieve, the more likely we are to take action. We’re not letting those goals slip through our minds. The subconscious is powerful. The thoughts you say out loud are not as powerful as the thoughts you whisper to yourself. Positive affirmations hold their power. By tracking your goals and telling yourself over and over what you want to achieve, eventually you will overcome your laziness.
One day at a time, you can build a habit. Start with the habit of tracking your goals because tracking your goals is making a commitment to those goals. You cannot achieve difficult goals without making a commitment to yourself and to your subconscious mind.


**5. Set a reward for yourself.
Who doesn’t like rewards? Rewards can keep us motivated. And if a reward can keep us motivated for 30 days, then we might have successfully changed our habit by then too. Pick a healthy reward for yourself. While a material reward like a new outfit, a vacation, or a massage can be great, an inner reward feels better and is more sustainable.
What is an inner reward? An inner reward is the emotional reward you feel from within. This brings us back to point 3 - focus on the emotional reward. Instead of focusing on rewards such as “if I lose 10 lbs, I’m going to buy a new outfit,” focus on the confidence and happiness you’ll feel from being fit and healthy. Think about how much more productive you’d become when you feel energized. If you focus on a material reward, you may get excited when you get the reward, but after a while, you will lose your motivation again. The emotional reward is sustaining and it is built from within. Make it a habit to focus on the emotional reward and it will become easier to make real change in your life.


**6. Find someone to hold you accountable for your goals.
Instead of tracking your goals yourself, you can ask someone you trust to keep you on track with your goals. This can be a sibling, friend, partner, or even a professional such as a life coach or a personal trainer. They can be your source of motivation, and even better, inspiration. It is important to pick someone you believe in or someone whom you know would not let you fail at achieving your goals. Pick someone whom you know will kick your butt and will push your limit. Most importantly, you need to pick someone who believes in you. The feeling you get when you know that “someone believes in you” can be tremendous. This feeling will help push you forward and restore faith in yourself when you feel like giving up.

PS.AND IF YOU EVER FEEL LIKE THERE IS "KNOW SOMEONE" OR "HAVING ANYONE" - NOTE TO YOU.....WE ARE YOUR SOMEONE....THE "SM SISTERHOOD"...BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY WE ARE ALL JUST SIMPLY MOMMIES TRYING TO KEEP IT TOGETHER FOR OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES...EVERYDAY IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ME, IF 3 LITTLE ONES ARE HOME SAFE, ATE DINNER, AND BATHED!!!"  GOODNIGHT SISTERS...TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY! OH SH*T I HAVE NO CREAMER FOR COFFEE....UGHHH ...;)

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Sometimes It Is What It is


I don't care how tough of a parent you want to be, when your kid(s) look at you with those hurting eyes, your heart is breaking.  No matter why the hurt is there...  As a parent, you want to take every ounce of pain, disappointment, sadness and any other negative emotion they have to face.  You want to face that emotion for them.  You want to shield them from it.  You want to prevent it at any cost.  And when you are not able to do that, and you have to see that hurt in your child's eyes.... DEFEAT!

I don't know about you, but seeing my kid(s) hurt, for any reason, eats a hole in my heart and soul.  Even when it's because I'm disciplining them.  Just because you have to do it, doesn't mean it doesn't hurt you.  Growing up my mom would say, "This is going to hurt me more than it's gonna hurt you."  As a kid I thought, "Well then why would you do it?" or "Yeah Right!"

Mom, I understand now.

One thing I can say, communication will help to sort through this.  No matter what the situation is.  And sometimes just the specific words you utilize can make all the difference in the world.  

Check out these great lists of substitute words to help with your hard conversations with your kid(s):

55 Positive Things To Say To Your Child by Beenke

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64 Positive Things To Say To Your Kids by bounceback parenting

Positive Things To Say To Your Kids by Pop Sugar Moms

The Affects of a Father..



How Dads Affect Their Daughters all the way through Adulthood....


Conversations about the importance of fathers usually revolve around sons: how boys benefit from having a positive male role model, a consistent disciplinarian, and a high-energy roughhousing partner on their way to pursuing career and family success in adulthood. But as recent research shows, fathers also affect the lives of their young adult daughters in intriguing and occasionally surprising ways.

In exploring this area, uppermost on the minds of many is a young woman’s academic and vocational path—how her relationship with her father influences her academic performance and, as a consequence, her career success and financial well-being. As you might guess, daughters whose fathers have been actively engaged throughout childhood in promoting their academic or athletic achievements and encouraging their self-reliance and assertiveness are more likely to graduate from college and to enter the higher paying, more demanding jobs traditionally held by males. This helps explain why girls who have no brothers are overly represented among the world’s political leaders: they tend to receive more encouragement from their fathers to be high achievers. Even college and professional female athletes often credit their fathers for helping them to become tenacious, self-disciplined, ambitious, and successful.

Interestingly, too, when female college students were asked what they would do if their fathers disapproved of their career plans, the overwhelming majority said they would not change their plans. But the daughters who communicated the most comfortably and had the closest relationships with their fathers were more willing to reconsider their plans if their fathers disapproved.

Today’s fathers also seem to be having a greater impact on their daughters’ academic and career choices than fathers in previous generations. For example, women who were born in the 1970s are three times more likely than those born at the beginning of the twentieth century to work in the same field as their fathers—a finding that researchers have attributed not just to society’s changing gender roles but also to daughters receiving more mentoring from their fathers.

Another question on many people’s minds is: how does a father influence his daughter’s romantic life—who she dates, when she starts having sex, and the quality of her relationships with men? Not surprisingly, a girl who has a secure, supportive, communicative relationship with her father is less likely to get pregnant as a teenager and less likely to become sexually active in her early teens. This, in turn, leads to waiting longer to get married and to have children—largely because she is focused on achieving her educational goals first.

The well-fathered daughter is also the most likely to have relationships with men that are emotionally intimate and fulfilling. During the college years, these daughters are more likely than poorly-fathered women to turn to their boyfriends for emotional comfort and support and they are less likely to be “talked into” having sex. As a consequence of having made wiser decisions in regard to sex and dating, these daughters generally have more satisfying, more long-lasting marriages. What is surprising is not that fathers have such an impact on their daughters’ relationships with men, but that they generally have more impact than mothers do.

Their better relationships with men may also be related to the fact that well-fathered daughters are less likely to become clinically depressed or to develop eating disorders. They are also less dissatisfied with their appearance and their body weight. As a consequence of having better emotional and mental health, these young women are more apt to have the kinds of skills and attitudes that lead to more fulfilling relationships with men.

An emerging body of research suggests one more way that dads may shape their daughters’ mental health and relationships in adulthood: scholars have found an intriguing link between the way daughters deal with stress as adults and the kind of relationships they had with their dads during childhood. For example, undergraduate women who did not have good relationships with their fathers had lower than normal cortisol levels. And people with low cortisol levels tend to be overly sensitive and overly reactive when confronted with stress. Indeed, the low cortisol daughters were more likely than the higher cortisol daughters (who had the better relationships with their dads) to describe their relationships with men in stressful terms of rejection, unpredictability or coercion.

Given the benefits a woman gains from communicating well with her father and feeling close to him, their relationship and communication matter a great deal. Yet both sons and daughters generally say they feel closer to their mothers and find it easier to talk to her, especially about anything personal. This is probably due to the widely held belief that children—but daughters especially—are “supposed” to talk more about personal issues with their mothers than with their fathers.

Furthermore, daughters tend to withhold more personal information than sons do from their fathers. Compared to sons, daughters are also more uncomfortable arguing with their dads, and take longer to get over these disagreements than when they argue with their moms. Most daughters also wish their fathers had talked with them more about sex and relationships, even though they admit that the conversations would probably have been uncomfortable at first. Considering the benefits of being able to talk comfortably with their fathers, these findings are discouraging.

So how can fathers and daughters forge a close, positive relationship? Some research suggests certain turning points or significant events can draw them closer. Both fathers and daughters said in one study that participating in activities together, especially athletic activities, while she was growing up made them closer. Some daughters also mentioned working with their dads or vacationing alone with him. Her leaving for college, getting married, and having children often deepened their relationship and made it less stressful—largely because the daughter gained a better understanding of her father’s perspective and because he began treating her more like an adult.

In sum, fathers have a far-reaching influence on their daughters’ lives—both negative and positive. Many still seem to believe that daughters should spend the most time and share the most personal information with their mothers, but women miss out if they neglect the bond they have with their fathers. And while fathers may find it easier to relate to and connect with their sons, they should make the effort to build a close relationship with their daughters, too.




 I am going to leave this forum open because I would love to hear your stories....<3 Thanks Sisters!

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Core Values & Toddlers


The Struggle is Real.




6 core values to teach your toddler


Core values are essentially the pillars of all of the decisions made in our lives. Our values is the foundation of which your child will base his or her decision making on.

If your child doesnt learn about their core values, your toddlers ability to make beneficial decisions as an adult will have no compass and their life will be unguided. 

Life has too many temptations, that can cause heartache for our children if we don’t help them become better people by instilling core values, then we are doing them a disservice as their parents. 

All things in moderation, too much of anything is dentrimental. Core values provides us a balance from overdoing any one thing. 

As parents, it is our responsibility to ingrain core values within our children and the earlier the better, during their toddler years, so that they don’t need to go through the difficult process of unlearning bad behavior. 

Teaching your toddler principles to live by, allows your child to know that life has boundaries, as parents instilling these guidelines so that they can understand that there are certain rules that your household lives by and these rules need to be exercised while they are in school and anytime outside of the household.

Below are six core values that we as parents can start instilling in our children. Before you know it, those toddlers will be graduating college and out in the real world. So take a few minutes to read this quick article, and please leave comments on how you feel about teaching our children these things at such a young age. I love to hear everyone's different point of view. 


1. Honesty. A refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way. 

Honesty is the most important one on here, because without honesty with yourself, you will not understand your reality.

If we want your toddlers to be successful, we need to teach your toddlers to be honest with others and most importantly, themselves. 

First, hold your toddler accountable when they’ve been dishonest, follow through with the consequence to show your serious that your household believes in being honest with one another. 

Second, dont overpraise your toddler, this gives them an illusion that they are better than what they are, being honest starts with the parent. 

Instead, acknowledge your childs accomplishment, but also acknowledge what still needs improvement. This way your child understands that they’ve recieved recognition, but there is still something to work on.

Your toddler gets to be honest about what is really in front of them, the scenario above helps them see this.  

The five other values are more easy to digest and understand For your toddler once Honesty is taught.

2. Courage. Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. 

Courage coincides with a lot of other values, such as Justice, Strength or Self Confidence, but I feel that courage is one that encompasses all of these very important qualities in one. 

Teaching our toddlers to speak up, or call something out if they see something was done unfairly, or even let us know that they don’t agree with something, encourages a Courageous mindset. 

This lets your toddler know that, what they believe, thoughts and opinions are valid and they can speak up about it, if they so choose to. 

3. Independence. Not requiring or relying on something else, not contingent. 

The value of independence is a fine line, you don’t want to teach your toddler that they need to do everything themselves, but instead that they exercise being self reliant or resourceful to accomplish a goal on their own.  

This boosts your toddlers self esteem, self confidence and belief that they will be fine if yoir toddler  needs to do things themselves. 

4. Respect. High or special regard.

Respect for themselves is huge, this teaches your toddlers that respect for themselves comes first. Naturally, if you respect yourself, respect is given to others as well.

The value of respect teaches your toddler that there is a way to speak to others and act towards others, this encourages a level of kindness towards others and towards themselves. 

Which will encourage healthy interpersonal relationships wishing your childs life.

5. Discipline. Control gained by enforcing obedience or order. 

This is a very important value to teach your child. Discipline is a practice of self control and as toddlers this concept is completely laughable, as they test their boundaries at this age, but with reinforcement from us parent, discipline can go a long way for your child. 

Self control is the bones of discipline, to ensure your toddler learns self control is the mastery of discipline. Reinforce your consequences if they go against the rules, this shows your toddler that this value is important to you and your toddler will only benefit from this.

6. Gratitude. State of being grateful, thankful.

Out of all the values, Gratitude is my favorite.  Almost every night, I talk to my toddlers and we do a grateful prayer. We list off the things we are grateful for that day, I will go first, then my oldest and then the youngest will go last. 

This allows your toddler to start the mindset of looking for things to be happy about, build up their endorphins and happiness level, even the simplest things like a movie you watched or the bed you are sleeping in. 

Grateful prayers allows them to understand that you can be thankful for any and everything and to see the beauty in all things.


In conclusion, core values are extremely important, if you feel like this sparked a desire to set your own core values, don’t agree to the ones I’ve listed, Come up with your own that you think is important to teach to your child.  

As your toddlers parent, you want to arm your children with as many tools to make them successful adults. So in life when without you, they are capable of making sound decisions, therefore having better results and a happier life. 

At the end of all of this, as Mothers and Fathers, we want our children to live happy, successful and long lives. Setting these core values early on, will help your child achieve these for their adulthood.





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As a mom I am always trying to find new ways (especially during summer) that will keep the kids academically interested. Whether it was art with a water gun, or Chalk Couture. Something to keep their little growing minds intrigued so they wouldn't go down that SLIDE of SUMMER..So I found this fantastic website called Science Buddies. You join absolutely FREE,  and you become part of their STEM club with tons of ideas and easy ones for at home science experiments. As a new member you can also order a variety of science kits (use Simply Mommy for discount) that are super cheap but super fun! Hit the link and check it out for yourself,  plus you can't beat FREE!!

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As I get older, and especially with my children I find it almost impossible to watch our news, even my local news. So I feel the need to express how important our military and service men & women are. The scarf ices made, lives lost, fighting for "US" as Americans. So regardless of your Political View, Religion, ethnicity, or even gender please take a few moments to view just some of these stories of our Military. And if you see a service member try and PAY IT FORWARD! My grandfather fought in the army receiving numerous awards including three purple hearts, and my cousin who at the time when he left to join the Marines had no clue what he would endure. As a Mommy, Daughter, Granddaughter, sister, niece, and cousin I personally thank you..And to my family who served you already know the amount of love and respect I have for you guys...xoxo

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