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Summer Reading For your Animal Loving Child

June 27, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

If your child in an animal lover then why not turn that love of animals into a love of reading!

My 6 year old Isaac is a animal lover. From snakes to bears he just cant seem to get enough. I subscribed him to Zoobooks about 3 months ago and he loves it.

When it arrives in the mailbox he gets so excited and immediately flips it open. The great thing about this is that he is expanding his reading and learning about animals.

If you have an animal lover in your home, I am sure Zoobooks will be a hit. For all of you out there that are already subscribers, I’d love to hear your input.

Happy Reading,

Aurelia

Arts And Crafts for Kids (Easy & Fun)

June 24, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Hi Moms. I searched around for some great arts and crafts books and projects to keep my little one busy and I wanted to share my great finds with you.

I don’t know who had more fun… me or my son Isaac (smile)

Hands On Crafts For Kids – An amazing collection Crafts for kids. Over 100 Pages.

Makeit & Bakeit Glittering Frames – Fun to Make! Stained Glass Suncatchers add sparkle to window decorations. Great for room decorating or to give as gifts.

The Busy Moms Book Of Quick Crafts For Kids – Quick and easy crafts, including shaving cream sculptures, ghost-it-notes, and tin-punch laterns. Over 140 pages.

Aurelia
Free Craft Projects for Kids

Ways To Reduce Stress & Help Your Children

June 21, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Mothers are expected to possess huge hearts, big shoulders, a minimum of 3 hands, all the answers and the list goes on! What many mothers forget is they are not born with super hero powers to handle all of those things at once.

Mom=Stress. It’s a fact of life. Reducing stress is of the utmost importance to everyone, but especially mothers.

You know stress can lead to depression, heart disease, and an unhealthy mom. Did you also know your stress, if not handled correctly, can have a negative impact on your children too?

The most important things in a mother’s life, her children, are also the most influential. Children are sponges and everything Mom does they will, at some point in time in their lives, mimic. If children see their mother constantly stressed out, they will be more inclined to follow those patterns. What you do today can determine the kind of life your child will lead tomorrow, including how you make it a point to reduce stressful situations.

Mothers tend to overload themselves, which in turn overloads their children. Adults move at a much faster pace and their bodies are more adept to handle the speed of life. Children, on the other hand, are not able to function this way, which can lead to developmental and behavior problems in the long run if constantly pushed to keep up with an adult’s quicker pace.

Studies have shown a mother who is under excessive amounts of stress will hand out harsher punishments than one who is not. Prolonged stress can cause a mother to get to the point that she feels overwhelmed and will not stop to think before handing down discipline. This type of behavior teaches children it is ok to let your mood control your life as a parent

Children need to feel a sense of security and know that their mom is there to help them work through and understand the stressful times in their lives. If children are not taught what stress is and why it is a part of their lives, they will never learn how to reduce it, therefore leading them down a path of unhappiness and unhealthy choices. Give them the tools early about how to deal with stress and more importantly, how to reduce the amount of stress that occurs in their lives.

There is no one who lives an entirely stress free life. In fact, you shouldn’t want your children to have a life with absolutely no stress. The day will come that a stressful situation occurs and they will have no idea how to cope with it, which is cause for an extremely negative outcome.

As a mother you must show your children that stress does not have to control your life. Mother’s have a tendency to try and do it all; even when they know they are not capable. STOP! Make a point, each day, to reduce your stress levels. Eliminating just one stressful situation can make a world of difference in the way you feel and how your children handle stress as adults.

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Aurelia Williams, Personal Life Coach and owner of Real Life Coaching. Are you looking to reduce your stress? Join our Stress Less program. Free Consultation included.

WAHM Resources – Free Trial

June 18, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Mom Masterminds™ is a hands-on mentoring community for mothers who are ready to work past the fluff and re-focus on making real money from their online businesses.

They offer a free 9-day course that gets right to the nitty-gritty of creating a thriving online business. When you sign up for our 9-day course, you’ll also receive an exclusive invitation to a free 7-day trial at Mom Masterminds.

I have been a MM Member for 8 months now and my business has grown by leaps and bounds!

I hope to see you all there.

Aurelia
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Setting Goals And Reaching Them…

June 13, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

One of the hottest topics lately seems to be Goal setting & Goal Getting. Setting good, clear goals is a powerful process for both your personal and professional well-being. By setting goals on a routine basis YOU decide what you want to achieve and then move step-by-step towards achieving these goals.

I always encourage women to make an effort to spend time setting sharp and clearly defined goals. One of the beautifully empowering things about goal setting is that you can measure and take pride in the achievement you make as you get closer to your goals. By setting goals, you will also raise your self confidence as you recognize your ability and competence in achieving the goals that you have set.

The process of setting goals allows you to choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know what you have to concentrate on to do it.

Remember, your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.

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Here are a few action steps for you to take into consideration when working on setting and pursuing your goals:

  • Make sure you set goals that you can realistically reach. Striving to be perfect is not a realistic goal. Striving to eat healthier, exercise more..etc. is a realistic goal.
  • Break your big goals up into bite-sized chunks. If your ultimate goal is to launch a new website before September, break the goal down. Work 1st on asking for others to give you the opinions on possible webmasters, make a list of what you want your site to look like, contact certain webmasters, ask for price quotes etc. The key is to take small, thought-through steps to reach that ultimate goal.
  • Set a specific time-frame to achieve your goals.
  • Write your goals down and force yourself to be very specific about them. You can then refer back to your goals list and you can see how you are measuring up. It is an empowering feeling to set goals and achieve them.
  • Celebrate! When you achieve a goal or overcome a hurdle that brings you closer to that goal, CELEBRATE you and your accomplishment!

    Aurelia
    Real Life Coaching

  • Chores For Children

    June 10, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

    Chores for children

    I know that many mom’s dread trying to get their children involved in doing some household chores and it can be a never ending battle. Well, I am here with a few tips and insight on this matter that hopefully will make the weekend chores go a bit more smoothly.

    Many of us have chores that must be done on the weekend and with a little incentive and the right attitude, you can get your child happily involved in them (Ok, well maybe not happily, but involved). Even young toddlers can play a significant role in participating in household chores. Your children can help separate the laundry, sweep the kitchen, dust off furniture and even help prepare meals.

    Explain to your children that chore time can be family time. You can turn on the music in your home, assign the household members a task and get busy. For children, they feel a sense of ownership and accomplishment and for the parents we now don’t have to do it all on our own and we can relish in the fact that our children are being responsible.

    Be sure to limit the number of chores that you assign to your children and try to build in some fun into the process or offer small rewards for a job well done.

    Click here for more Parenting Tips

    Be sure to check out my friend, Nicole Dean’s awesome article titled Chaos, Children and Chores.

    Warmly,

    Aurelia
    Real Life Coaching

    Are You a Mother To Teenage Children…

    June 08, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

    Hi there Moms of teenagers!!

    I had to let you know about a new blog dedicated to mothers of teens! It is a wonderful place where we can talk about our teenagers and perhaps help each other understand the many things they are going through.

    It is a great place to support and encourage each other. As you know, mothering teens is a difficult task – let us go through this journey hand in hand.

    Mother Of Teens

    Quick and Easy Exercises for Moms

    June 06, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

    Even if you only have five minutes to spare, make sure you squeeze some exercise into the day. Exercising not only tones your body and helps you look
    great, but it releases endorphins that make you feel great, too

    Here are some great resources for you:


    Get Fit While You Sit
    – 36 Exercises you can do almost
    anywhere, anytime!

    Healthy Living – Your resource for information, products and articles as it pertains to healthy living (mind, body & soul).

    Young Animal Lovers Will Love This

    June 04, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

    ZOOBOOKS MAGAZINE: is a great way to start kids off on
    a life-long passion for reading. Zoobooks uses creatures as teachers. Turn a youngster’s love of animals into a love of reading!

    I started my 6yo son off with a subscription to Zoobooks 6 months ago and he loves to read the magazine and cut out the posters.

    The monthly subscription fee is low and the magazines are delivered quickly to your home.


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    Free Support for Work At Home Moms!!

    June 03, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

    Well, I’ve been a member of Mom Masterminds now for a ABOUT 7 Months and I’ve seen a steady increase in my website traffic and affiliate income.

    Mom Masterminds is a woderful support community that offers very valuable support, resources and tips to the members and now is the time to join! Here is your invitation for a free 7-day trial. Free? What can be better than that?

    So, what are you waiting for? I’ll see you there!!

    Aurelia
    Real Life Solutions