This Tip Right Here is GOLDEN!!!

Hey y’all!

There are many things I regret listening to.  Most are pieces of advice from my mother.  However, this time I got one right!!!  I was in Walmart the other day and was led by the Spirit (no other way to put it) to the meat aisle.  I thought, “Well, they do mark meat down on Sundays, I guess that’s why I felt the urge to come back here.”  I walked to my usual areas looking at the big back of chicken quarters for $6.90 for 10 pounds.  Hmmm, good deal, but I’m tired of eating that.  I went to the beef, “Nope, you’re not tearing my tummy up!”, then to the pork.  A roast maybe?  $15???  Man, those kids will tear that thing up like vultures in 2-3 days!  Then I looked at the ribs.  I was like, “Why am I looking at ribs?”    Then I heard my mother’s voice:

When buying meat, always check the price tags.
Sometimes the stocker will make a mistake on the sticker
and they have to honor the price.

Y’all, I started digging like a yard dog.  I’m slinging rib slabs left and right.  Then, there it was…
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Can you see it??  Let me zoom in closer for you.  Holler when you see it.20170611_101608[1]

Yes!!!  Someone made a SIGNIFICANT boo-boo on this one!  So I fed my family last night for under $1.50.  Amen and amen!  Hallelujah!  Believe it or not, there were leftovers!  Praise the Lord.  Ok, I’m done now.  I hope this little tip has helped you and has encouraged you to take a little extra time to dig for some treasure at your local store.

God bless,

Tonya

What the Ham Sammich Am I Gonna Do With These Kids??? (Summer Freakout Edition)

Hey y’all!
I ain’t playing with that title.  Yeah, I talk about planning and stuff, but there are some areas that are still lacking.  I don’t know WHAT I’m doing with these chirren this summer!  Well, the middle has a STEM camp for 2 weeks, they’ll be going to my parents for a week, but that leaves what, 5 weeks of…dog if I know!

The biggest thing is our business.  We’re both in it full time.  There’s tons that they COULD do to help, but I really am not sure how that’s gonna work.  They can do minor things like cleaning and stocking and stuff, but you don’t want to have your children dread their future empire by making them be there every open hour.

I have some ideas.  We have friends with pools, there are some events that’ll be going on.  There are museums and then there’s my favorite:  family time!  What’s family time?  When a member screams those 2 words, we are (supposed to) congregate and submit ourselves to whatever activity they say to spend time together.  They include but are not limited to:

playing outside (badminton, 2 square, 4 square, basketball, water balloon fight, walking to the park, playing at the park, yardwork-my husband’s evil idea, watching clouds, listening to rain, etc.)
movie time (one of my favorites)
Headbandz
Charades (make your own game and I’m telling you, nothing will be the same!)
YouTube goofy videos (the try not to laugh, cutest animals, funniest videos, etc.)
Mysteries at the Museum (one of our favorite shows on the Travel Channel)

There’s also going to the museums (there are a ton free in NC), taking a drive, walking around in the bigger parks, food festivals, going to the mall, etc.

So there are a lot of options, but with 5 weeks, 35 days, 840 hours…we’ve gotta figure something out!  Any entrepreneurs dealt with this?  Help a sista out!!!

Crucial Planning Steps. For the “Daily Grind”

Hi guys!

Here are my videos for today.  This is a message that CAN’T be missed!  If you’re feeling the overwhelm in your life, business or situation, check out these videos!  Sorry there are 2, but the feed froze (wonk-wonk).  Enjoy!

 

My Favorite Organization Diva!!!

Hi guys,

If you’ve never heard of At Home With Nikki or At Work With Nikki, you’ve GOT to check her out!!!  She has awesome information, tutorials, resources & reviews for every area of your life!  She just blessed my business with this desk organization & tips video!  It’s specifically named for a reception desk, but it can be for your home office, study area or kid’s study space.  So here’s my share for the day.  Enjoy!

Tonya

Quit Playing & Get Your Copy!

Hey y’all!

It’s been forever since I actually typed up a decent sized post.  But I wanted to pop in and throw you a lifesaver message before school lets out!  I know there are moms out there that are wondering how in the world they’re going to get through the summer with their sanity.  I’ve got just the thing for you!

This book, How NOT to Kill Your Kids Before They Turn 18, is not just funny, but it’s an actual God send!  It has tips on how to manage your household, keep your kids in a mode of being helpful and not hindering, tips to keep yourself organized and so much more.  It covers everything from naps, snacks, communication skills, reward systems, puberty, dating (Lord, help) and everything in between.

If you’d like a sneak peek, check it out on Amazon.com.  It has been such a great help to myself and so many of my friends and followers.  How do I know?  I wrote the book!!

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I’d love it if you’d send me a review of the book or leave a comment here and tell me what you think about it.  If you enjoy it so much that you’d like me to speak at your event, to your organization or business in person or virtually, contact me!  I’d love to!!

I’ve gone through another transition from working at home mom to working mom.  I have some tips on transition and some other interesting things.  Be on the lookout for some more videos soon!

Tonya

 

Followup (Bus Driver Situation)

Hey y’all,

So…if you didn’t get to read the first part of this post, check it out here.  Ok, so I called the transportation department of the school system and told them everything.  I got a response/question I didn’t expect.  I was asked for the day/time of the incident so they could PULL THE TAPE!  I completely forgot that they have cameras on the bus and that they monitor everything.  So, I thought I’d make it a bit more interesting.  Why not just tell everything that’s been going on and let them find out what the real deal is?

I’ve seen open Gatorade bottles thrown out of the windows, shoes, my kids say she’s gone over the yellow line and white line while driving, not to mention this current incident.  Now in her defense, she’s got a right to leave students who are not at the stop ON TIME.  However, what if she’s coming early?  Yeah, that’s gonna be a follow up discussion too.

Am I the only person dealing with school related foolishness?  What issues have you seen and how did you deal with it?