Angels For Protection Prayer

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Dear Heavenly Father,

I ask You to loose Your angels in great abundance in my presence, into my home, properties, buildings, and work places to protect me, guard me, and to keep out anything that is not of You, Lord Jesus.

Heavenly Father, I ask You to create a hedge of protection by loosing Your Mighty Warring angels around me, my home, work places and every place that I set my feet on this day to protect me from any evil or harm. In Jesus Christ Holy Name we pray.

Amen!

How to help the Seniors in your community

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Would you like to be bright light in the life of a Senior in your city? Check out these ideas to see how you can help. Special thanks to signupgeniuses.com for such wonderful ideas.

1.Adopt a “grandfriend”. Write them letters, call them, and visit often.

2. Gather friends and create a “shop squad” to pick up groceries and medicine for elderly.

3. Deliver meals to homebound individuals.

4.Gather family and friends and organize a summer songfest or play to perform at a nursing home.

5. For the holidays, go caroling, bring (easy-to-eat) treats, or just go and visit senior citizens.

6. Offer to read to people.

How to Uplift Your Community

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If you would like to be an active part of your community’s growth and revitalization, check out the following ideas.

Homeless and/or Hungry

  1. Hold a book drive and donate the proceeds to the shelter, and then hold a read-a-thon or give a class on basic reading skills.
  1. Donate art supplies to the local shelter.
  2. Offer to repair or alter clothes for people who are homeless.
  3. Campaign to create a nursery in your local shelter, or help maintain an existing one.
  4. Always keep a few granola bars on hand!

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How to help your Enviornment

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If you would like to be an active part of your community’s growth and revitalization, check out the following ideas.

Environment.

  1. Clean up trash from a local outdoor space.
  2. Organize a hike or nature walk with friends, and bring bags to collect trash along the trails.
  3. Have fun with creating homemade paper out of used paper with friends (It’s easy, fun, and green!)
  4. Grow your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs in an organic garden, and encourage others to do the same.
  5. Instead of using the car, choose the healthy route and bike to your next location. Burn energy, not gasoline

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Cooking with your Little Genius

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Cooking is a fun way that you and your little one can have stress free fun. Thank you Raising Little Geniuses LLC for the amazing idea and www.lifeloveandsugar.com for this delicious recipe.

HOW TO MAKE SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

If you’re wondering how to make soft and chewy sugar cookies, then you have to try this recipe. These cookies require no chilling, are easy to make, and stay wonderfully soft and chewy for DAYS!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 30-32 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 3/4 cups (358g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (233g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp (28g) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar (additional for rolling)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
3. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. You should be able to see the change in color happen and know it’s ready.
4. Add the egg and mix until well combined.
5. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough is well combined. It will be thick and shouldn’t be sticky. Do not over mix. Once it’s well combined, use a rubber spatula to help it come together to form a more cohesive ball.
7. Create 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough. Gently roll into a ball, then roll each ball in the additional sugar to coat. Set the balls on the baking sheet.
8. Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes. The cookies will spread and the centers will look soft, but should look done. Remove just before the edges begin to turn golden. Don’t over bake. The cookies will be a little puffy when you take them out of the oven but will fall a bit as they cool.
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Growth and Accountability

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During this time, it is very easy to get into a slump. One way I am staying active and positive is connecting with a friend or family member and making them an accountability partner. The activity can be reading a book with my siblings or committing to get out of bed and do some form of exercise with my best friend, I have found that making accountability partners gives an air of purpose to my day during this quarantine.

Today I want to encourage you to not only reach out and check on your loved ones but make a commitment with someone. Set a goal and check in with one another until the task is complete! You will not only add value to your time at home, but you are now introducing another way to bond with the people you love the most.

Selah

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New patterns New habits

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This time in the home has allowed me to evaluate some of our family habits. The number one thing I noticed was our family’s diet. I have children who are 5 and 7 and somewhere  in the planet of parenting I decided that my children’s pickiness determined what we would have for meals and snacks… when in all actuality, I want health to be the priority. This transition of control was not a quick or obvious one, I didn’t notice before this quarantine that I had modified my selections for their preferences.

 So, what am I doing about it??? Simple, I have been slowly changing the pattern for our family. Through this quarantine in have ordered more fruits and veggies. Also, I have switched all of the regular chips for baked chips, these changes may seem small and insignificant to the average bear, but I have a plan. Small subtle changes allow my little geniuses time and appreciation for the new selection of snacks and meals. Instead of being alarmed… they are intrigued, and as a family we are creating better habits.

Have you noticed family habits that you haven’t before this quarantine? What are you going to do about it??

Selah

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You have questions… We have answers

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During our time at home I would like to highlight questions I have received through Raising Little Geniuses LLC .

One question is as follows:

When is the right time (age) to give children in the home chores and responsibilities?

 Parents and guardians are looking for a condensed list of chores that are age appropriate for children. With everyone in the home, it is a great time to emphasize a sense of community and cohesion with all things, including chores.  I would like to highlight an incredible site http://www.raisinglittlegeniuses.com where you can email, call or text to get answers to your most pressing family questions.

Answer:

Maturity is the main component when matching a child with a chore. A child may be physically able to complete a task, but do they have the maturity? Can your child listen and follow directions concerning the chore?

For example, my 5-year-old would like to help with laundry. She is too young to work the machine, but she knows her colors and can help separate the items before going into the machine.

Please comment if you too have questions about children, family or cohesion. Selah

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Top 3 Productivity and Calendar apps for families

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Check out these incredible apps which assist families in productivity and organization!

1. Google Calendar

The calendar from Google is one of the most-widely used apps because it’s free, simple and available on all platforms. All you need is a Google email address and you’re good to go. Google’s color-coding options make it easy to divide up different types of tasks, activities and events, so that each person can filter their view by what matters to them. The ability to share calendars make it the perfect option for busy families with older children who have a lot of practices and other dates to keep track of on a weekly basis

2. Trello

Trello is a project management tool that has been loved by professional project managers for years, but tons of families rely on it as well. Essentially an electronic corkboard, Trello can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be. You can create a “board” for anything, from a family vacation to meal-planning. Share it with your family members and anyone can add “cards” made up of links, thoughts, dates, to-dos and more. Family members can comment on cards and easily move them around by dragging and dropping. You can also find templates for Trello created by other families that you can save to your own Trello for your family’s use.

3. Cozi

Cozi has been around for many years and is still the go-to family organizational tool for many parents. It boasts a host of features such as family calendars, to-do lists, recipe sections, shopping lists and even a space for a family journal. Because there are so many features within Cozi, some parents find it overly complicated, but it’s still a favorite for many. With over 20 million users, Cozi is cross-platform and definitely worth checking out. The ad-supported version is free, but an ad-free version is also available as a paid upgrade .

Thank you Kate Ward for the incredible compilation article.

Scheduling Power

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As a parent or guardian, if you want personal time you must master having a schedule! Schedules may seem daunting and tedious, but it will allow you to be intentional about time with your little genius and time with yourself. A schedule does not have to be complex, simply outline what time you play, sleep, go on outings and eat. Setting these simple boundaries will introduce peace into your day and consistency into the day of your little genius.