Keep it simple

Keep it simple

My daughter is tuning three at the end of the month. I can not believe my baby is three! With the event of my son turning one this last April and the year before both my hubby and I had big milestone birthday’s. We have really hit it out of the park when it comes to celebrating. Which I love! I love getting to say “Horray!” for being in my life, for being one year older, for just being alive!

However, parties can get out of hand and so we have opted to go a little smaller this year for our three-year old. I’ll admit it is hard to keep it small for my miracle baby’s b-day but I am trying. Its been a very busy summer and I am loving having things come to a steady stream of normal and routine before the rush of back to school, holiday’s and a more full calender.

With the summer coming to a close and the thoughts of keeping it simple in this crazy heat I thought some ideas on making life fun at home in the ordinary would benefit some of my reader’s.  Some days it’s all I can do to keep my head above water. I do love every minute of it but for my sanity some of these ideas have been so much fun, and helped me live in the moment. They have helped me live more simply.

  1. Finger paint in the tub! Strip the kids down and let them make a mess. Once they are done rinse off everything. No mess!
  2. Paper plates are a must in summer time! #nodishes
  3. Crockpot meals
  4. Tents; inside the house! Staying bug and heat free is tons of fun!
  5. Dance party!!! blast some music and go to town
  6. Hide and seek, bubbles, and play dough are all old classics
  7. Whip up vanilla wafers with some butter smash in a pan, whip up one package of cream cheese and two cups of coconut non dairy whip cream, slice some peaches thinly and layer, freeze 4 hours!! Yum!!
  8. Make time for date nights and enjoy the last of the longer nights!
  9. read a “Fun” book

Coaching 101

Coaching 101

I have decided to post the top questions I ask every client before I work with them. This is a Q+R session where I learn about the desires, needs, struggles, stressors, and goals of what they want out of life. I hope this little “freebie” is fun and helpful! Take a look into what Coaching can do! May this give insight into your own personal lives. Have fun answering them!

 “It is a luxury to be understood” -Emerson

What are the 3 biggest changes you want to make in your life over the next 5 years?

What 3 goals do you want to achieve within the next 3 months?

If anything was possible what would you wish for?

What have been your 3 greatest successes to date?

What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome?

What major changes have you been faced with over the last couple of years?

Are there people that you’d love to spend more time with? If so whom and why?

Is there a hobby you’ve wanted to spend more time on? If so what?

Is there a class or workshop you’ve been meaning to take?

Is there a new career direction you would like to explore?

What else have you always wanted to do?

What are you struggling with right now?

What makes you feel tired?

What is one thing you can do today to move you forward?

What is most important to you in your life and why?

Who are most important to you in your life – what do they provide you with?

On a scale of 1 -10 how happy are you with your life right now? What are the things that make you happy?

On a scale of 1-10 how motivated are you in your work/personal life? What motivates you?

On a scale of 1 -10 how stressed do you feel right now – what are your key stressors?

List 5 things that you feel you are ‘putting up with’ right now?

What would you like your coach to do if you struggle with your goals?

How will you know when you are receiving value from the coaching process?

What approaches motivate /demotivate you?

What would you like from your coach during your sessions: