ON ME: NIKE LEGGINGS (on sale, knit fabric, wearing an XS) || LIGHT BLUE NIKE TANK (on sale, wearing a small) || NIKE PINK RETRO TRACK JACKET (on sale, wearing a small, runs big and long so size down) || NIKE SHOES (on sale!)
School starts in just over one week! I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that their school starts in August. A big part of my wants the full month of August to still be summer!
Sometimes I think about the fact that I send off my kids to school 5 days a week for 6 hours a day to learn from others and it kind of freaks me out. While it is so good and so important, my mom heart is just full of worries. “Will they learn the right things?” “will they have confidence” “will they stick up for what they believe in?”. I know I can’t be with them every second of the day (because…lets face it. We would all go insane).
So what I’ve started doing is telling them a few phrases each morning or night and having them repeat it back to me. These words of affirmation boost their confidence. Also, I love that they hear me tell them these things first, and that they say them out loud to themselves. There is so much power in saying things out loud! My hope is that when they struggle and when I am not around, that phrases like, “I am brave”, “I am strong” will come to their mind.
In the summer we have been reciting these words of affirmation at night before bed. But once school starts I like to do it in the car on the way to school. It’s usually pretty chaotic in the morning trying to get out the door. So I try to combat a stressful morning by using these words of affirmation to mentally prep them for a day of school while we are driving.
SOME WORDS OF AFFIRMATION I LIKE TO SAY
- I am smart
- I am brave
- I am kind
- I am happy
- I am obedient
- I am considerate
- I am a good listener
- I am silly
- I am handsome
- I am loved
- I am helpful
- I am important
Usually, I make up what I say as I go depending on what they need in that moment. If Cash has been super grumpy that day I will have him say “I am happy” as one of his phrases. Also, if Eli looks me dead in the eye while he pours his glass of chocolate milk all over the kitchen floor, you better believe “I am obedient” will be one of his phrases. I say about 7-10 “I am” phrases, and I always end it with “When I grow up, I will do great things!”. Because ultimately, that is what I want for them. Furthermore, I want to give them all of the tools that I can to grow up and do GREAT things in this world!
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING:
THE BEST PLACE TO GET KIDS BASICS ON SALE
Have you started your back to school shopping? I highly recommend checking out JCPenney for the basics. You can beat these V-neck tees on sale for $3! Almost every item we are wearing in this post is on sale, so I broke it down for you below so you can see which ones are on sale and stock up for your kiddos!
Order online. It’s so much easier than trying to wrestle them all in the store! JCPenney has some incredible steals on kids basics! The boys school only allows solid color tops and bottoms. So JCPenney was the perfect place to stock up on solids t-shirts and shorts for such a great price!
I always get them a pair of athletic shoes and I love that JCPenney carries Nike’s. Shopping JCPenney online was great because I narrowed down a few athletic shoes that I really loved, and then pulled up all the images and let them pick from those options.
THE BEST KIDS BASICS ON SALE NOW
- Basic Kids V-Neck tee: They come in 10 colors and are all on sale! Bradley’s white tee is on sale for $3 right now!! I got them for $4 each and I thought that was a steal. Also, I’m going to stock up and you should grab some before the colors sell out! Good fit/quality and you can’t beat this price!
- Basic Chino Kids Shorts: On sale for $9 and they come in 11 colors!
- Kids Nike running shoes: on sale for $43 (normally $58)
- Toddler Nikes: on sale for $33
- Eli’s pull on shorts: currently on sale for $6.60
- My Nike knit leggings: currently on sale for $26
- My light blue Nike tank: on sale for $26
- My Nike track jacket: on sale for $45 (normally $60)
- My Nike shoes: on sale for $48 (normally $65)
Also, use code 3GETMORE at checkout through tonight to get an additional 25% off any regularly priced items (or 30% off an order over $100)
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