How a Stay-at-Home-Mom Should Manage Stress

This post is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Orange County but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Being a stay-at-home-mom can be such a rewarding experience but there’s also a lot of stress that can come with it. Now, if you’re not a mom or if you work outside of the home, you might wonder what kinds of things a stay-at-home-mom could possibly get stressed out about. They seem to have the life- not having to work and staying home. How much stress could they possibly experience? I used to think the same thing- that they had it made until I become a mom and made the choice to stay home with A. This isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with those that work or those that choose to not have kids. I’m not minimizing their level of stress but the kinds of stress a stay-at-home-mom experiences is quite different than someone who works outside the home. View Post

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Why I’ll Get The Flu Shot This Year

This post is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Orange County but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Despite being a teacher for 14 years, I only got the flu shot once. The one time that I did get the flu shot, I got really sick so I vowed to never get it again. Surprisingly, I didn’t get the flu while teaching because I practiced good hygiene and disinfected everything but I think I was pretty lucky.Why You should get the flu shot View Post

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Newly Expanded Knott’s Soak City Is Open!

*We were given 3 complimentary tickets to Soak City. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

The weather is warming up and what better way to cool off than to head to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark! Not only is it Orange County’s largest water park but it’s the perfect destination for some family fun with their 2-acre expansion!

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Bargain Shopping at Grocery Outlet

Everyone loves a bargain but we also want quality products for the money. Usually when something is inexpensive, the quality is not as great. When I was younger and single, getting a bargain was thrilling! But now being married, with a child, and living on a single income, getting the most out of our money is essential.

Grocery Outlet is the place to go.

Have you heard of Grocery Outlet? It’s a discount supermarket that has an amazing selection of name brand groceries and fresh produce at huge discounts! There are over 270 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Most stores are independently owned and can be found in small or big cities to serve diverse neighborhoods. I love that it truly is a family business that caters to all types of families.
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How to Prepare Your Child for a Funeral

Death is a natural part of life and in the event that someone in your life passes away, you and your family will attend a funeral. As adults, we know what to expect at one but for children, it is a whole new territory. When A was about 2 years old, my maternal grandmother passed away and we attended the funeral. We didn’t really explain anything about death to A at that time because she was too young and didn’t really understand what was going on.

However, about two weeks ago, my father-in-law passed away. He had been sick for over 10 years but it was still sudden and happened so quickly. We are still coping with the loss but as Christians, we take comfort in the fact that he is in heaven and that there is no more pain or suffering. (1 Corinthians 15:42-53)

As adults dealing with grief, we can surround ourselves with friends and other family members to find comfort and find the support we need during such a difficult time. But what about children- especially young children? First of all, they don’t know what to expect at a funeral. Second, they might not even know how to express their emotions about the situation. Third, they will probably have a lot of questions.

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