2018 is almost at an end and I have to admit I feel like I have not been very productive in my business. Despite, newly renovating the blog and adding additional resources, I know there is so much more on my to-do list. This year my focus was on my mental and emotional health.

I am very much a goal oriented person. As much as I loved feeling my internal improvement, I am human. Of course I want to see results also. I am very happy with my growth with Pinterest over the past year. It has kept me motivated during this time. 

In 2019 I look forward to continue to grow my business using Pinterest. 

How to discuss Veterans Day with kids

Discussing Veterans Day with children can be a difficult task.

However, there are ways to make it easier on parents. Resources such as videos and worksheets are great. This year, our family has had personal discussions about family and friends who have served in the armed forces to help understand.

Video suggestions:

Some facts to discuss with your children are:

  1. Veterans Day falls on the same day as Remembrance Day and Armistice Day in other countries.
  2. World War I formally ended on November 11th, at the 11th hour. It is also the 11th month.
  3. Originally, when known as Armistice Day, it was meant to honor those who died in World War I, but when it was amended in the early 1940s, it was changed to honor all the veterans who have served in the U.S. military.
  4. Veterans Day is sometimes confused with Memorial Day, however Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the military and Veterans Day honors all those who have served in the U.S. military, alive and deceased.
  5. Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran from Alabama, came up with the idea in 1945 to honor all veterans on November 11th, not just the ones who had lost their lives in World War I.


Playing Sports and Homeschool

This school year my son has played soccer, basketball, nerf dodgeball and some other sports through a sports program for homeschoolers k-12. Each month the kids learn skills and techniques and play on age appropriate teams.

Next month is hand ball…

I’ve played hand ball several times in the past and I know he will enjoy its intensity and fast pace.

We received some information about the sport from our sports program. I thought these would be nice to share.

Field Handball provides a full body workout:  Apart from the aerobic benefit, the fast-paced game of handball helps to build up muscle tone and strength. All of the jumping, turning and throwing the ball means most muscles are getting a vigorous workout.

It also:

  • Increases cardiovascular endurance:  This helps increase the heart rate and boost aerobic endurance.

• Teaches agility: Develops agility of hands and feet, with sudden changes of pace and direction required.

• Improves mental focus and self-confidence: Being successful is 95% mental and 5% physical. Playing field handballwill help to develop both and decisions need to be made quickly.

• Heart healthy: Provides the body with a good cardiovascular workout, feeding more oxygen to the muscles via thebloodstream.

• Calorie and fat burning: A University of Utah study showed field handball to be superior to racquetball in burning calories.

• Develops hand-eye coordination: Learning to anticipate where the ball will end up isn’t easy. Timing and technique are everything.

• Teaches the player to be balanced and agile on both sides of the body: Field handball develops and sustains muscles on both sides of the body because players use both hands. Players will develop coordination and power in their non-dominant, or “off,” hand.

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