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Medications….we all have them, use them, store them, then what do we do when they are expired or no longer needed? All of these are very important to your health and to you and your family’s safety. The best place to store your medications is in a cool dark place. Make sure they are up out of reach of any children in your house- this includes medications for children too! Every few months you should go through your medications to check the expiration date and/or if it is a medication that is no longer used or needed in your home. Once you gather the medication that is no longer needed or expired what do you do? The ONLY thing you should do is turn it in so it can be disposed of properly! Patients of unused medications today take many forms, from flushing down the toilet or pouring in the drain, to throwing them in the garbage, or worse. More often than not, the end result is damage to our environment, drug diversion, or the drug being abused by others.
Luckily National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is almost here, on April 22, 2023 you can turn all unused medication in. In an effort to assist in reducing these issues and bringing awareness to the massive opioid crisis that is plaguing many families, The Safe Medication Disposal Program in OR created a Consumer Drug Take-Back program that provides consumers with a safe option to discard their unused or outdated prescription medications in secure kiosks located across the US.
Here in Oregon you can use Oregon’s Drug Take-Back Program. The Safe Medication Disposal Program in OR has created this tool to help you safely dispose of unused or expired medications. Simply go to medtakebackoregon.org we will provide a list of safe drug take-back kiosks in your area. Thank you for helping to protect your family and our communities.
Perfect Daily schedule for kids while home for summer
If you’re a stay at home mom, part-time at home mom, nanny, grandparent, or anyone with kids this schedule is for you! Being at home can create boredom quickly, especially for our kids that are used to being busy at school all day. This is what we use at home for our daily routine. It helps keep everyone entertained with minimum screen time…though there are days when there is LOTS of screen time! If we are home during the day this is how it usually looks. During the week we try to do a few outings to museums, playgrounds, library, zoo, friends, etc. We will usually do those in the morning then come home for lunch and nap.
I have attached the schedules we use. You can tweak it to make it suitable for your families needs! Feel free to download. Don’t forget to pin it to pinterest to find it for later!
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Christmas Season is HERE! What are some things that your family always loves to do during the holidays? Our favorite is driving to see Christmas Lights. There are some pretty spectacular homes in Dallas that have the best lights! We also LOVE to make Christmas Cookies.
I have a few print outs of some fun Christmas Bucket List items and some fun Winter Bucket List items to do! Make sure you PIN them to find them later!!
Make sure to tell me in the comments what Holiday Tradition you look forward to most! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!! xoxo
Growing up we always went to church so youth groups and church were a big part of our daily life. We said grace and prayer over family and friends. When we were choosing preschools for our kids it was important to me that they went to a church school.
Last year, Millie went to a very cute little school and had chapel two times a week. One thing I loved was the one day parents were invited to come to chapel too. It was such a special time to spend with my daughter at her school with her friends and their parents, hearing bible stories they were learning that week and the songs they were singing. It was the best.
Having my children exposed to Jesus and The Lord is important to me. Being able to share that with her is a great experience. Even though she is very young, I hope she retains some of those memories. As my kids get older and we have to decide where to send them to elementary school,sending them to a religious school is a priority.
How To Bring More Jesus Into Your Home
Today there are literally so many shows to watch and choose from. You can watch anything, anytime, anywhere. I mean binging shows is what we all do now, right?!
Are there times where you wonder why you are watching what you are watching? Or are you wanting to watch something worthwhile and that will move you?
The Chosen is that show. It is an amazing show about the life of our savior Jesus Christ. The Chosen tells the story of Jesus and his disciples- in an incredible way.
The show is moving, gripping, and life-changing. I am watching this show to learn even more, see the story in a different way, and watch a show worth my time and energy.
‘The Chosen is the first multi-season television series about the life of Christ, as witnessed through the eyes of those He impacted. Directed by Dallas Jenkins (The Resurrection of Gavin Stone) and distributed by Angel Studios, The Chosen has grown to become the largest crowdfunded TV series of all time.’
The first episode is captivating. It gets your attention from the start. The show is done so well including the costumes, cinematography, characters, acting, and storyline.
Who Should Watch The Chosen?
I really think anyone would enjoy this show, not just Christians. The stories they tell draw you in and there is action and suspense too.
The life and times 2,000 years ago were hard, dirty, rough, and unjust for most people. This show shows you all of that and more. It depicts what really happened and how life really was for Jesus and his disciples.
The first season tells about the early life of Jesus Christ. It tells his early stories as a wanderer,meeting his disciples, and performing miracles. It all tells the story of Mary Magdalene. The episodes depict different people in the bible and how their lives merge into what we all know from the Bible.
It is not just a show for people who go to church, it is a show for everyone. Season One has 8 episodes ready for you to binge-watch now. Each episode is around an hour and worth every minute. AND it is easy to watch!
How To Watch The Chosen
I watched it on my computer on the Angel Studios website. But you can watch it on your phone or tablet by downloading The Chosen App. It is super simple, you just go to the App store on your particular device, download it, then start watching. You can take it anywhere, how cool is that?! You don’t have to subscribe to anything to be able to watch the show on the app.
The show is completely free to watch!
Another amazing fact about this show is it is completely funded by the viewers – yes, the viewers. People love this show and believe in its message so much that they want to see more and more.
The Chosen plans to cover the life of Jesus Christ over seven seasons. Right now, they are releasing Season TWO! It is very exciting. The first episode aired on Easter Sunday, and they have recently released the second and third episodes. They are coming out as quickly as possible, and you are able to watch it immediately on The Chose App or online. There will be eight episodes in Season Two, as there were in Season One.
Overall, The Chosen is a great show to watch. Season One is available now and Season Two is being released one episode at a time over the next weeks, episode by episode. All you have to do is download The Chosen app on any or all of your devices to watch. It is simple and worth it.
Christmas is almost here! Kinda. With the way this year is going I am not sure if the next few weeks will feel like an eternity or be like October which went by in the blink of an eye! I mean it went so quick. I am usually a person who waits until after Thanksgiving to do Christmas, but this year we need some more cheer! So I decided to start earlier than usual. No one in the house is complaining! I can tell you that! Millie is already asking about Santa and when he coming and what he is bringing!!
This year since she is old enough to really understand I decided to make an Advent Calendar. I wanted to make it simple but cute. Since there is so much ‘stuff’ given around the holidays I decided to do most of the days an activity not a gift. She is little so I thought that having those experiences would be more fun. I have attached the list of all the 25 days of activities below.
I went to Joanns and found a frame with a board already made. There were cute tags in all different colors- I chose pink, white and red since that will be our main color scheme for Christmas this year. I thought the tags were cute because they are gift tags- perfect for the holidays.
When I got home I had to measure all the spots to do the nails for the tags. This was a pain. I am not going to lie, but I do have a laser level which made things way easier for me. I did 5 rows of 5. After I hammered all the nails in. This was simple and went quick. The frame originally had a different rope to hang it, but I didn’t like it and chose a gold zig zag ribbon. I removed the original rope and used a staple gun to attach the new ribbon. I wanted to make sure it was sturdy and would stay on.
For the tag I printed out my 25 days of activities and gifts and cut them out. I used a glue stick and only glued the top on the activity in case I want to remove it and do new ones next year. On the front of the tags I chose to write the numbers. I went back and forth with doing printed stickers or even creating with my circuit but I decided against it. I wanted the hand drawn look.
Once I was done I hung the frame up in a spot where the kids can see it and participate in it easily. I hung each of the tags and then we were set!! Millie was so excited. She thinks this is the best thing ever. She cannot wait till we can use it every day! I told her we get to do different activities and fun things during our Advent Calendar.
A bunch of my friends made some this year too for their kids! Make sure to click through and check them out! They are SO fun and creative too!
Do you do Advent Calendars? Have you ever made your own?