Week 1 Is In The Books

Happy Friday😀

Chloe is my SuperStar! Her first week back to public school was amazing! She seemed to fit right in and the teacher said she adapted to everything fast.

Every morning Chloe got up and was ready to go. She moved through her schedule quickly, wanting to get to the car. I was shocked, but proud. She walked to her class like she had been there all year. She made friends quickly and she is so happy.

Next week the teachers, school therapists and I will meet to discuss her new IEP and her Evaluation.  This will carry over to next school yr as well. I couldn’t be more happy with her school and teachers.

Chloe has been more talkative and hasn’t had 1 fit all week. Yeah😁😁

So that is our Week 1 Update. Now if I can over this cold virus, so I can move forward to working.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful evening 🙂

Learning Her New Address

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Good Morning 😊

Yesterday Chloe’s teacher told me they are working on her learning her new address. She knows our last one by heart. She is kind of stuck on it. So how do I teach her our new address?

Make it fun😊

Chloe loves binders. I will make a dry erase sheet with the address on it for her to trace each day.

I will write it out on a piece of construction paper and post it on the fridge where she can see it.

Spell it out with letter magnets

These are a few ways to teach you child their address. Chloe will catch on quick. She has an amazing memory. Do any of you have fun ways to teach children their address? Share below.

Have a wonderful day🙂

So Proud of Chloe 😊

Good Morning 😊

Today is Chloe’s 2nd day of returning to public school and she is doing so well. She was nervous yesterday, but her teacher said she had an awesome day 😊. She was definitely tired and fell asleep by 6:30😲.

This morning she was very excited to go and couldn’t wait to get out of the car. I am so proud of her. I know she still may have difficult days,  but I am loving how well she is doing. She even told me names of 2 of her classmates on the way home yesterday.

I have been sick and trying so hard not to give this to her. I started her on breathing treatments because of her cough. I’m praying its not the flu. I barely got her to school this morning before getting sick on the way home. I so appreciated her getting up and getting ready with no fighting.

So there is my update on school. 😊

Have a wonderful day

Back To School

Good Morning😊

So it is happening.  Tomorrow is Chloe’s first day back to public school. 

I visited the school today and it was amazing!! Such a warm, inviting atmosphere and to top it off, her head teacher went to school with my brother. Small world😊. I met the Principal, Counselor, Therapists and her other assistants in her classroom.  I was overwhelmed, but excited. I know tomorrow may be a little tough for Chloe, but I am positive she is in wonderful hands❤.

I am looking forward to a few weeks rest before I decide when I am going to start working. I am going to get our place organized and decluttered.  I am going to donate my homeschool supplies and donate a few items to her new school.

I will post tomorrow how her first day went. Keep her and I in your thoughts in the morning.  

Healthier Alternatives I Use In Our Home

Happy Saturday!

Today’s post is about items I have replaced with healthier alternatives in our home. I am slowly getting away from harmful chemicals and trying to live more simple and eco-friendly.

I love Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I use it to replace 3 items in my home. I use it as a makeup remover, body oil and hair treatment/conditioner. It works so well, with no harsh chemicals.

Instead of dryer sheets I use a wool dryer ball. I still get static free clothing, but no added fragrances or chemicals on our clothes. I got a 3 pack at Walmart for $6.00.

I make homemade dish liquid. I use 1/2 cup liquid castile soap, 1/8 cup water, 1 tsp. vinegar and 4 drops of orange essential oil. I mix together and it works great!

Household cleaners can make me ill. I get headaches and I start coughing. So I make my own out of vinegar, water, baking soda and essential oils. Here are a few of my recipes…

All Purpose Cleaner (Spray Bottle)

1 cup water    1 cup white vinegar   15 drops of orange or lemon essential oil

 

Glass Cleaner (Spray Bottle)

I just put water in the spray bottle and use a Microfiber Towel.

 

Dusting Furniture

I just use a microfiber towel. If something is sticky, I dampen a towel to wipe it up and immeditely go over it with a dry microfiber towel.

 

Toilet Cleaner

I sprinkle Baking soda in the toilet and follow with a cup of white vinegar. Let it fizz down and scrub.

 

Tub’

I make a paste of baking soda and water for scrubbing. Rinse with water after. 

 

Floors

I use a Swiffer Wet Jet Mop. I use microfiber cloths for the pads and I am able to get the tops off the bottle to refill the cleaner with my all purpose solution.

 

I have also replaced plastic straws with reusable ones.

 

Items I am working on replacing

1) Paper Towels: I am slowly getting cloth napkins to replace paper towels.

2) Plastic grocery bags: I use old tshirts to make bags and I use boxes or baskets to load my groceries into when I go to Aldi.

 3) Storage Bags/Ziplocs: I am buying more glass storage containers and looking at reusable food bags for outings and my daughter’s lunch box.

4) Detergent: Want to make my own.

5) Trash/Recycle: I am using my recycle bin and reducing my trash. I would love to replace my plastic trash bags. This is a work in progress as I am trying to reduce my processed foods.

I am enjoying looking at ways to make life simpler with less products and more eco-friendly by replacing harsh chemicals in our home.

I am excited that my blog almost has 160 followers! Thank you all for stopping by. Have a great day

 

 

 

It Was Freezing!

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Good morning😊

Chloe is so addicted with playing at the playground at the lake. She asks to go every day. I misjudged the weather today and it was freezing when we got there.

Chloe doesn’t seem to ever be cold. She amazes me. I was pacing trying to stay warm, even with my big coat and gloves. Chloe was happily running around swinging,  climbing and sliding.  She was very happy. I set the timer for 40 minutes and when it beeped she walked right to the car.

As we walked to the car we ran into 2 ducks. Chloe said “Brrr ducks go home”! There were ducks and geese everywhere! She started chasing them, but stopped once one started coming at her. They are so mean there. Lol

I told her we were not coming back until it was warmer.  She may not get cold, but I sure do😨

Welcome to my new followers 😊

I Was Hacked😲

Good Morning 😊

Well you hear about it on the news, but you think it will never happen to you. My Facebook was hacked and I was attacked online by a scammer. It was a very scary experience.  

I decided to deactivate my FaceBook account. This world is getting scarier all the time. I mainly got on Facebook to connect with old friends and find family members.  I set all the privacy settings  but somehow I still got hacked.  Please protect yourself and family on Facebook. This has really upset me.

So for now I’m off Facebook.  I’m not sure if I will get back on. Sometimes I want to go back before all of this technology.  Life sure was a lot simpler.

Have you ever been hacked on Facebook?

Welcome to my new followers 😊

Have a wonderful Thursday 💚