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This one is for the parents: We will make it

Quarantine can be a stressful time because of its uncertainty and its prolonged nature.  Today I want to speak specifically to relationships and what is happening to relationships during Covid-19. Added stress in any relationship could be detrimental, so here at Good Girl Issues I would like to offer tips and tricks to uplift and strengthen your relationship and spirit. The following points are here to help you as it has helped my husband and I who has been married for 9 years and together for 13 years. Believe it or not, in this pandemic you have the opportunity to really dig in and grow your relationship like never before. Here are the first three tips… Enjoy:

  1. Tell your partner what you need, do not make them guess
  2. Take note of your partner’s nonverbal cues
  3. Be a good listener

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Let the Glory of the Lord Arise- Prayer

Hello community,

I am a firm believer in a God that is greater than I could ever be. I share prayers on this blog because I believe that it is crucial for you and I to bring God in the mist of our parenting techniques. Why, because we don’t know all of the answers, and surprisingly letting our hands go at times brings the greatest clarity and even comfort. So, as you read the following prayer, let go of the stress and allow God to intervene and fill in the gaps of what’s missing in your day, your energy, and even your parenting ability.

Heavenly Father,

I ask that You let the Glory of the Lord rise upon me, according to Isaiah 60 verse 2. I ask You Lord to let Your Glory be seen on me throughout this day and to always show the mind of You Lord today and every day.

Heavenly Father I ask that when anyone looks upon me this day, they will see you Lord in and around me. Let every action that I do today proclaim you Lord in every way. In Jesus name we pray.

Amen

Follow that Chef !!!!

I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted to be an amazing cook. In my dreams I am the person who all of my children and friends go to for their favorite dish. It may be silly, but I would love to be the home in the neighborhood that always smells like a well-made meal even when you walk by. In my search for chef perfection I have found these incredible Chefs. Special thank you to the New York Times for making such an incredible article called: 16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America by John Eligon and Julia MoskinJuly 16, 2019. You haven’t seen the article? Well here you go!

Chef #2
Max Hardy
35, River Bistro and COOP, Detroit

Shaped By: His childhood in a historically black neighborhood in Detroit. His mother’s Bahamian roots and his own teenage years in Miami. Dreaming of a basketball career, pivoting to culinary school, and winding up as personal chef to Amar’e Stoudemire.

“I came back to see what was going on and sold out a whole weekend of pop-up dinners. Growing up in Detroit, you didn’t see chefs and restaurants elevated like that. It was Motor City, not Food City. Now I can invent a dinner based on the recipes of Hercules, a slave who was George Washington’s personal chef, and I can have my restaurant, and I can teach kids in the community. There are so many more ways to strive for greatness as a chef.”

Its Craft Time: Paper Plate Bee

Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!

As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!

Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!

For more craft ideas check us out on Pinterest – SliM ( that’s me 😊)

HOW TO MAKE A PAPER PLATE BEE CRAFT

Supplies:

Step 1: Paint the paper plate yellow and let it dry. We used small paper plates but any size plate will work just fine.

Step 2: Use a pom pom with a clothespin as handle to paint black stripes on the paper plate. Start at the bottom and go about halfway up. Leave the paper plate yellow at the top as this is where we’ll glue the googly eyes.

Step 3: Paint two wooden clothespins black and after they dried up, glue two black pom poms at the top. One pom pom for each clothespin. These will be the bee’s antennae.

And you’re done!!

*Special thanks to: https://nontoygifts.com/paper-plate-bee-craft-kids

Follow that Chef !!!!

I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted to be an amazing cook. In my dreams I am the person who all of my children and friends go to for their favorite dish. It may be silly, but I would love to be the home in the neighborhood that always smells like a well-made meal even when you walk by. In my search for chef perfection I have found these incredible Chefs. Special thank you to the New York Times for making such an incredible article called: 16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America by John Eligon and Julia Moskin July 16, 2019. You haven’t seen the article?  Well here you go!

Chef #1

Nyesha Arrington

36, Los Angeles

Shaped By: Her multiracial family, especially her Korean grandmother and grandfather of black and Cherokee descent. Growing up in Los Angeles, with its unique “terroir” that blends Californian, Mexican, Chinese, Persian and many other cuisines.

“I came up in fine dining because 17-year-old me wanted to know the tradition in and out and up and down. I went down that path of France and nouvelle cuisine, which I loved. But every single kitchen I ever worked in coming up, I never saw a black woman. I had to see myself as a European male, and I assimilated a lot of those values into my cooking and my life. But now I value connection and finding the common denominator in food, because it is something that can transcend race and ethnicity and gender.”

Artical Credit: New York Times- Authors: John Eligon and Julia Moskin

It’s Craft Time!- Dinosaur Handprint card

Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!

As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!

Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!

For more craft ideas check us out on Pinterest – SliM ( that’s me 😊)

Dinosaur Handprint Card

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Fold a cardstock paper into half.

2. Trace the handprint of your child on one side.

3. Cut out the handprint keeping the top part intact.

4. Cut out the shape of the dinosaur’s head and glue it at the back of the card’s top side. You can download our handy printable template under materials if you like.

5. It’s time to glue pom-poms on the dinosaur.

6. Stick two googly eyes on the head. Make the dinosaur’s mouth using a black marker.

7. Finally, let the child personalize the card with a lovely message for a loved one in their life.

*Special thanks to: https://www.thejoysharing.com/2019/05/dinosaur-handprint-card.html

Have you Heard????

11-year-old invents backpack to stop bullying in schools

Have you heard? Makai Samuels- Paige (who was a 6th grader at the time) invented an Anti- Bullying Backpack.  Makai was unfortunately bullied in school because of his size and height. “I’m not one of the tallest sixth-graders,” said Samuels-Paige. “I’m one of the shorter ones, so when I get picked on, it makes me feel like I’m nothing, and I want to change that,” he said.

And that he did! Makai Samuels- Paige patented a backpack that has 2 camera, WIFI, GPS, & Walkie- Talkie system. This little genius has blazed the trail and found a way to solve a problem plaguing children all over the world.

Thank you, Makai Samuels- Paige for pushing past opposition and using your genius for good!

Have fun with crafts!

Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!

As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!

Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!

For more craft ideas check us out on Pinterest – SliM ( that’s me 😊)

How to Make Easy Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets

Start by wrapping a pipe cleaner around your finger 3-4 times, leaving half of the pipe cleaner unwrapped.

Fold the straight end of the pipe cleaner to make one ear, then another, securing in the middle.

Glue a matching pom-pom over the part of the pipe cleaner where the ears intersect. This also secures your puppet in place.

Attach google eyes. And you’re done!!

*Special thanks to https://thesoccermomblog.com/pipe-cleaner-finger-puppets/

Back to School Prep

Parents and Guardians,

2020 has opened new doors and introduce us to new skills especially when it comes to schooling. But don’t fear, there are great resources out here in place to help parents no matter what path this school year takes them.

Check out the following tips from care.com

Prepare mentally

1. Set your kids’ sleep schedules back to “school time” two weeks before the first day of school.

2. Use an egg timer to get your kids used to focusing for specific periods of time.

3. Encourage your kids to read at least one (or one more) book before the school year begins.

4. Discuss what your kids can expect on the first day of school so they feel more prepared.

5. Ask teachers for class rosters so you can connect your kids with new classmates.

6. Talk openly with your kids about their feelings about returning to school and be ready to answer any questions. 

SLiM

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