Top 10 Daily Boosters:
1. Quote of the Week:
2. Parenting Boost
Littles (0-5) Sketch a cartoon on a post-it note for your child(ren) and put it on your fridge:
Middles (6-12) Write a note on a post-it to your child(ren) and hide it in their room: (this week’s example) “I like how I didn’t have to remind you to ____________ today!”
Bigs (13-18+) Text-your-Teen-at-Ten: Send a text to your teenager each day at 10:00am (this week’s example) “One thing you are really looking forward to over spring break?”
3. Marriage Booster
Part 1:Each day share one interesting quote/fact/news story with your spouse (can’t be about carpooling or homework).
This week’s example: 25 Things That will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
Part 2: Each day text yourself a compliment. Instead of waiting to get kudos from your spouse (soemthing you can’t control) give yourself a daily compliment (can control). It really does help!
4. Dinner Booster
“What’s for Dinner?” Try this, this week:
5. Faith Boost
Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.
James 1:12 MSG
6. Blog of the Week Link
7. Bedtime Boost-Story Starter In an ideal world I would snuggle with each of my kids before bed and tell them elaborate bedtime stories starring them as the hero. However I would have to start at 6:00pm to get through all my kids and my 15-year-old doesn’t want me in his room let alone doing any snuggling, so here is a weekly story starter that you can use maybe once this week with some of your kiddos.
“After the zoo was closed we snuck in…”
8. Bedtime Boost-Prayer: Say a quick prayer each night with your kids. Teach them to pray for others. If they are worried about having bad dreams, encourage them to pray for three other kids that might be afraid to go to sleep that night too.
9. Gratitude Booster: 3 things you’re thankful for…
1. My mom, who still makes me laugh!
2. My oldest son, who asks me how my day was…every day.
3. Peeps…it’s that time of year!
10. Punch Out: At the end of the day I’m looking forward to…
My “Punch Out” for March is to try different wine and chocolate pairings…I know sounds so sophisticated. Last month I started and it has been something I look forward to. So each night after the kiddos are in bed (and often put back to bed again) I pour a half-glass of wine and choose a speical chocolate from my stash (which I also keep in my sock drawer). I got a variety of chocolates from Target, they have quite a few, and I’m writing the pairings in my wine journal. After a couple weeks I’m basically able to catorgorize the wines and chocolates into two categories, 1. “Mmmm, I like this” OR 2. “Ooh, this is gross”. I’m sure my pallete will change and evolve over time.
I ususally read my Facebook feeds or watch a movie at the end of the day with my wine and chocolate. That’s my End of the Day Booster!
Tonight: Rex-Goliath Free Range Giant 47 Pound Rooster Moscato with Dove Caramel and Milk Chocolate