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Bored Games

Alright so I know it’s not spelled that way, but that is what I like to call them, because I usually bring them out under extreme circumstances. It’s not often my girls get bored, but this heatwave we have going on right now has given everyone a severe case of cabin fever. When life gives you heatwave, you bake cookies and play board games, or something like that…

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Hug Mug

Don’t mind me, I’m just sitting here trying to enjoy the calm before the storm with a nice cup of tea. It’s Friday and the weekend is almost upon us.

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Soon there will be what I like to call, the last of the school runs… Or at least for this week, until we are back in the grind again Monday morning bright and early. In two short hours, the house will be loud once again and there will be little feet running around, playing, laughing and creating joyful chaos.

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These moments are precious to me, because I get to hear noises and voices I otherwise don’t, not while the kids are home or awake. My neighbor just got home, he’s dogs are greeting him, M is amusing her self with the story she’s making up for Teddy (it’s “nap” time) and last but not least, I can hear my self think!

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It’s Friday, another weekend filled with board games, movie night, imaginative role-plays, giggles and lots of hugs are ahead of us, but first… I’m going to sit here and enjoy my hug mug a little longer.

My Skincare Routine

I keep my skincare routine simple, perhaps even too simple, but that’s what makes my skin happy and when my skin is happy, so am I.

I’ve been using the same products for years, through stress, weather changes, living on different continents and even through two pregnancies. I find that, as long as I keep hydrated, eat healthy and keep to one set of good products, my skin doesn’t need too much intervention.

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Mom-ing With Amazon Alexa

Never before have entrepreneurs taken their jobs more serious, been willing to sacrifice as much, or taken as many risks as now. I’m talking about Millennial’s parenting style.

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We want more for and of our children, then any other generation. Grammar preschool leads to stronger educational foundation, music lessons by the time they can go potty by them selves, college funds, tutors in first grade, etc. Overly ambitious parent is today defined as caring and giving a damn. The world is a much different place, then when we were their age and because of that, our approach to life has aligned with the changes made to our societies.

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Parenting has never been more challenging, especially in the wake of the internet. How we teach our kids to protect them selves from potential predators alone, is enough to give a person with “old world” views a migraine.

How do you do it all? Millennial mom-ing, running a business, carpooling, meal planning, date night, social life, soccer practice, parent teacher sessions, etc. I don’t know about you, but I live in the 21 century and that comes with a whole lot of awesome gadgets and tools, that makes my life both easier and fun.

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We have had the Amazon Echo since 2016, before my girls could even say Alexa. The journey of having an AI as a personal assistant and seeing little children interact with it, has been more then I could imagine. I use Alexa for anything and everything, from setting kitchen timers, turning on/off lights, TV, arming the house, playing games, shopping list, reminders, listening to music and so much more. To say that it has been a game changer, is an understatement!

Mom-ing is hard, but it doesn’t have to be if you keep up with the newest developments that helps you achieve small wins. You can do it all, you just need an AI sometimes and as for me, I never leave the house without Alexa!

What’s Poppin’?

It’s National Popcorn Day, Yay! The snack loved by young and old, eaten cold or hot, served sweet or savory, one ingredient and a thousand ways to dress it up.

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Work Work Work

Creative writing requires a few steps to be taken, before an even flow of magic can overrun and be shared with likeminded creatures. A screenplay writer I once knew, used to have the metronome clicking as he was tapping away on the keys. Another writer I know he listens to heavy metal music, whenever he is writing. Each to their own!

For me, having a workspace that is functional and inspirational, is paramount. Achieving such a space however can be tricky, when you work from home. The constant interruptions alone is enough to make me wish I was in outer space, rather then in this space. You can’t give up on your passion though, so how do you make it work? “Be happy with what you have!” That’s what I always tell my girls. An organized and functional workspace goes a long way and helps me achieve peace of mind, everything else just comes natural.

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Travel Journal

I am fortunate, for I have colorful experiences! Over the years I have traveled far and wide, I have traveled north and I have traveled south. It’s on my journeys that I have learnt to know the real me, acceptance, love, joy and happiness. Exposing your senses to new experiences is something everyone should do as often as possible. Identity exploration can only be achieved through experimentations. I hope this year I can enrich my experiences further to new destinations and perhaps revisit a few pre pinned ones as well.

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