Final vacation – multiple FB posts including: Vegetable storage tips, 10 grocery items to never buy, the Senate holds hearing on cosmetics safety reform, how to regrow lettuce, Moringa, reader question – kids cough meds & Star rewards chart obsession

Sorry for all the combined posts! I will not be traveling for a while and I will be posting daily again. Enjoy these posts from my Facebook group form while I was away:

9/20/16 –Β Good tips πŸ“πŸπŸŒ½πŸ†πŸ‘

9/21/16 –Β Great info. Loving the food babe posts lately!

10 Grocery Store Items You Should Never Buy Again (Plus the good alternative swaps!)

9/22/16

Very exciting news!

In May, Beautycounter sent 100 women to Capitol Hill, where they urged Congress to hold a hearing on cosmetics safety reform and today the Senate is holding it’s first hearing on the state of the beauty industry!

Being part of Beautycounter is not just about selling high performing, safer skincare and cosmetics, it’s about making the world a better place! We all deserve better and Beautycounter is making sure of it!!! So proud to be part of such an important social mission and movement! Let me know if you’re interested in joining us.
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9/23/16 – This is very cool! 🌱

9/24/16 – Moringa

How did we not know about this? Read this article and watch the video and you’ll see why we all need moringa in our lives! Beyond impressive πŸŒΏπŸ€—

Breaking Study: This Green Herb Could be the Cure to 5 Different Types of Cancer Including Ovarian, Liver, Lung and Melanoma

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9/25/16 – France bans plastic cups and cutlery

9/24/16 – Reader question:Β Hi Stacy- any recommendations on children’s cough syrup that tastes good!!!

Answer:Β We used to use zarbees, which I think it one of the safest options and the kids loved it. I use doterra essential oils now (cypress for coughs), but still have a stock of zarbees – wish you were closer I would share! I use the cough syrup + mucus with dark honey (so not for babies under 1) and also the nighttime cough syrup + mucus and it knocked my kids out! It has melatonin.
All zarbees products have no dyes, drugs, alcohol, artificial flavors or sweeteners and are gluten-free. They have it at CVS. I hope whoever is sick is on the mend quickly πŸ€’

If they dont like the honey taste check out Similasian (with the elephant on the box/bottle) for a more fruity taste.

9/26/16 – Parenting Obsession – Star Rewards Chart!

Parenting obsession: Star Rewards Chart! ⭐️

Today I was talking with a friend and telling her about how well the star rewards chart we use works for our boys. It’s seriously a game changer. It’s an amazing tool that gives me a way to provide frequent and meaningful positive reinforcement as well as an impactful punishment when needed.

To get started I bought a star chart with dry erase so I can easily change the behavioral goals to represent what we need to work on based on their age and developmental stages. Then I began by explaining that for every five stars earned they would receive a reward. I took them with me to the store and told them which items were under $6/ea and let them pick their own gift. I made a big deal whenever they got stars, which made them excited about the whole concept. After they understood how it works and were into it I changed it to 10 stars, then 15, then finally 20. I made it a high number because I like to be able to give lots of positive reinforcement to really drive the concepts home. After about a month of using it solely for praise I began to use it as a corrective measure as well. I threaten to take a star away if they are acting up and it works better than any punishment ever! I rarely even have to follow through and take stars away. I do reserve taking stars away for really bad behavior so that it remains primarily positive. I also made it known that they do not automatically receive a star every time they achieve one of the behavior goals. I don’t want them to start working me and cleaning just to get stars! I give it to them randomly, but frequently to keep them excited and eager to please.

To give you an example of some of our behavioral goals I have attached a picture of our board. These change often. For instance, I used to do one for going to bed on time, but that’s not an issue anymore. Additionally, I had one for potty training the little dude, but I’m happy to say we are done!πŸ™πŸ»

Does anyone else use a chart? Any feedback?

PS- Thank you to my friend Melissa for urging me to do this a year ago! Life saver!

Here is a link to the chart found on Amazon

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