Moving Is Child’s Play: Tips For Moving With Children

Moving Is Child’s Play: Tips For Moving With Children

Okay, so moving isn’t really child’s play, but it can be fun when you involve your children and make it a game. Plus, including your children in the plans and work of moving can help them to be less stressed about the changes going on in their lives.

Here are some tips to make it easier:

  1. Pack their room last and unpack it first in the new home.
  2. Stick to the old meal and bedtime routines throughout the move to give them a sense of familiarity.
  3. Hire movers – you will thank yourself and you’ll have more time to help your children.
  4. Include your kids in some decisions: decorations, new plates, which new park to visit first.
  5. Find child and pet care for moving day to alleviate stress.
  6. Involve your kids in unpacking so they feel more invested.
  7. Prepare them mentally but be prepared for anxiety – adjusting can take up to 6 months.
  8. Get them pumped about their new school by taking a tour or even walking or driving by.
  9. Help them create a memory book of the old house, school, neighborhood, friends, babysitter.
  10. Remember to practice self-care so that you’re on top of your game for your children.

Moving into a new home can be stressful for the entire family, but especially for the kids. By making some thoughtful plans to include them in the decision making and work, you can help ensure that they feel more in control and less stressed. That will make everyone feel better.Screen Shot 2017-11-26 at 10.23.58 PM

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Top 100 Single Mom Blogs & Websites

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Heyyyy mommies!!! I wanted to share a website with you of the Top 100 Single Mom Blogs and Websites (we made #60 YEAH!).

It is filled with everything from budgeting, adoption, having twins to mommies finding their true happiness again in life!

Just click this link  to read all about it! And don’t forget to tell us which ones you like the best!

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Heyyyyyy mommies!!!

How often do you and your family eat a meal together? When was the last time you sat down together at a table, with no interruptions, no gadgets, phone or toys and enjoyed each other?? If you can hardly remember, then you’d probably want to keep reading and see how my friend Tia Norman decided to bring JOY to the table by simply writing a note, placing it in a jar. What happens next is so rewarding and therapeutic. Have a try by reading the story here! 

Tia says you can find joy in each day and join the movement by following her on Instagram and Facebook @joytothetable.

Whatever table you find yourself at today I hope it is joy-filled!

 

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The National Black Film Festival was here last week and one of the questions asked was ‘how do you manage your family time’?

When I first left radio, I thought that I would have more time, buuuuuuuuut I was so wrong. Even without a full time job, time still seems to escape me EVERY SINGLE DAY!

I quickly learned that I needed to set a schedule with meditation first on the list in the morning before I drop my daughter off to school. Next, I workout and then begin my day with set ‘work hours’. YES I still have real work hours and though it’s not always consistent, read the story in its entirety here. 

I’m curious to know what works for you – don’t forget to leave a comment!

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As always, I love you all. Thanks for your DM’s, messages, inboxes and checking on me. The journey continues….

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