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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Cooking with your Little Genius

Cooking is a fun way that you and your little one can have stress free fun. Thank you Raising Little Geniuses LLC for the amazing idea and www.lifeloveandsugar.com for this delicious recipe.

HOW TO MAKE SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

If you’re wondering how to make soft and chewy sugar cookies, then you have to try this recipe. These cookies require no chilling, are easy to make, and stay wonderfully soft and chewy for DAYS!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 30-32 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 3/4 cups (358g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (233g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp (28g) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar (additional for rolling)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
3. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. You should be able to see the change in color happen and know it’s ready.
4. Add the egg and mix until well combined.
5. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough is well combined. It will be thick and shouldn’t be sticky. Do not over mix. Once it’s well combined, use a rubber spatula to help it come together to form a more cohesive ball.
7. Create 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough. Gently roll into a ball, then roll each ball in the additional sugar to coat. Set the balls on the baking sheet.
8. Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes. The cookies will spread and the centers will look soft, but should look done. Remove just before the edges begin to turn golden. Don’t over bake. The cookies will be a little puffy when you take them out of the oven but will fall a bit as they cool.
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Fun with Playdough

If you have playdough and cookie cutters… then you have an opportunity for a good time! When it comes to fun with your little ones do not get complicated. Take out the good old-fashioned playdough and allow your children to make shapes and figures from the cookie cutters.

If you would like to take it a step further, ask your child to create a story using the shapes and figures they have created.

Enjoy!!!

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Today We Celebrate All Mothers

I would like to take today to honor all forms of mothers! My hat goes off to the Biological, Surrogate, Adoptive, Auntie Mother, Stepmom’s, Single Mothers, Foster Mothers, Coaches, Teachers, and More!

Thank you to all who has mothered. The world benefits and grows from you love, care, and selfless support. We know that motherhood goes far beyond the ability to get pregnant and bare a child. Motherhood is the decision to put children and their wellbeing before yourself. Thank you, Mothers, Thank you!

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Family Fun Crafts

Today I would like to talk to my parents & guardians. Are you looking for simple fun crafts for your family during this time of quarantine? Check out these Toilet Roll Monsters! Thank you, Raising Little Geniuses LLC and Ourthriftyideas.com for this incredible suggestion.

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Supplies

Step 1:

Have your kids paint their rolls whatever color they want…

Step 2:

(Parents) poke holes for the arms.*This is where you can get creative. Put as many arms as your little one desires

Step 3:

Add googly eyes!!!

The last thing is to Enjoy!!! Have fun with your family

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Lesson from my Daughter

My daughter taught me to love myself. Birthing a beautiful chocolate princess with cotton coils and a dimpled smile opened my eyes to the beauty that is me. The way she studies how I hold my shoulders curve my lips and tame my hair brought awareness to how I carried myself.

 I had to think …

 “Am I teaching my daughter to like herself or love herself?”

“Am I putting up with my looks or appreciation my looks?”

Before my daughter I had not considered the importance of presenting myself to the world. Not as a performance, but in an intentional way that says, “I am important, I am loved, and I deserve respect.”

While I compliment my daughter and show her love, I realized that the most effective way to teach her self-worth and confidence is to SHOW self-worth and confidence.

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Home alone but not lonely #stayathomemom

I am a stay at home mom and one of the reasons why I enjoy what I do, is because I have connected my love with my mission. I love my kids, and by trade, I am a Veteran who was a medical administrator. To satisfy a desire, I must organize and well… administer… I found lessons and crafts that teach my children but also challenged me to use my gift. I found joy in organizing the calendar, researching what they should be learning at what stage, and things of that nature. If you are an artist, find projects that allow your children to tap into the creativity you have given them. Look for ways to connect to your passion to your children so that their world can expand and in turn; you will not feel like you are trapped in a box!

Selah

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