Tuesday Tips & Try-Its {Week 3}

Tuesday Tips

Welcome to another week of tips and try-its.  Here are five things you might like to try this week:

1. Clean our your purse –  Collect all of the receipts and throw out all the expired coupons, dirty tissues and empty gum wrappers.  Go through and decide if you need each of the items in your bag.

The Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting

2.  “5 Ways to Love Parenting More” – On episode 364 of the Mighty Mommy podcast, host Cheryl describes five ways that we can love being a parent more.  Her suggestions are a nice reminder to have more fun as a parent.

Beer Braised Beanless Chili

3.  Eat a bowl of chili – The last Thursday of every month, (February 25th this year) is National Chili Day.   I’m not a fan of beans in my chili and we all enjoyed this chili from Melanie Makes.

4.  Write a note and put it in your child’s lunch bag –  My kids love getting surprise notes or jokes in their lunch bags.  I don’t do it often and when I do, I don’t let them know so they are surprised when they go to eat!  Here is a great collection of printable jokes and notes.

5. Go for a walk – Are you getting in the recommended minimum of 10,000 steps a day?  I don’t belong to a gym and my Fitbit has not been put to good use.  I am not tracking anywhere near 10,000 steps daily.   Besides tennis and yoga, I’m trying to increase my physical activity by taking walks.  The weather is getting nicer and I can listen to podcasts while I get in some steps.  Why don’t you get out and get some steps in too?!