Coloring and the like for easy self-care

Coloring is fun for adults too

So is painting!  If you feel like, “I can’t draw worth a darn, and it’s only going to stress me out more,” then consider an adult coloring book or grab some on Pinterest.  There’s also the option of taking classes online.  There are tons of platforms with online art lessons or even YouTube.

In 2017, I purchased the Made with Love ultimate bundle and was HOOKED with the Craftsy class I received through it.  I hadn’t heard of it before then.  We chose an illustration class and ended up using it for our homeschool art lessons.  It was really relaxing and fun to kick back and learn the basics of illustration for picture books.

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See a movie alone – easy self-care for Moms

Yes… completely by yourself

Don’t feel weird going to a movie alone!  I went, alone, for the first time when I was 19 or 20.  Life or Something Like it was new and I was dying to see it.  Absolutely no one I knew wanted to see it with me.  I finally went, really late at night on a weeknight. 😂

I laugh now and wonder why I thought it was such a big deal.  Although, I talk to plenty of people who feel like it would be weird still.  I promise you that no one cares if you’re alone.  I never seem to pay attention to whether people are alone.  Seriously, who polices that?  It sounds silly, right!?  I doubt you think much of it when you see people alone in theaters.  We’ve just turned it into such a social activity, which is odd because you aren’t supposed to talk to each other the whole time!

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Find Beauty All Around – 15 Days of Self-Care

Find beauty in the every day

Being creative and allowing myself to find beauty in the simple things around me is a sure-fire method of mental self-care for me.  It allows me to remember the little things, to practice looking for beauty even when it’s hard, and to express myself when I’m feeling like I’ve been losing who I am. I hear that’s a common frustration for us stay at home and special needs mamas.

Find Beauty in the every day, all around you. This is a surefire way to get out of negative thinking ruts. Come download your free printable today and catch up with the rest of the 15 day series of easy self-care for special needs moms.
Find beauty – make it a practice today by downloading your photo challenge below!

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10 easy to make games for the backyard

Make games for outdoor fun

Warm weather is slowly approaching which means the wheels in our minds are thinking of fun and creative ideas to be able to get outside and enjoy that much-needed sunshine and fresh air.   It’s so simple to think of places to go away from your home to be able to enjoy fun activities, but have you ever stopped to think about all the fun activities that you can create right from the comfort of your own backyard?  Why not make games out there and get some health benefits while you’re at it?!

If packing all the kids up sounds like a bummer, or you’re low on funds, there are some great ideas below to keep them entertained this Spring and Summer.

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Boost Confidence with a Simple Homeschool Camping Trip

Learning with a homeschool camping trip

Do you use travel opportunities towards your homeschooling benefit?   Homeschool camping is something we got to investigate first-hand last May, and it was great!  We didn’t have plans to make it educational, but our camping trip turned into an educational experience quickly and fairly effortlessly!  This low-pressure environment is perfect for confidence building and reinforcing learned information.

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