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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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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Learn to have fun again!

You and your little genius has been in the home now for at least a week. A wonderful way to break the monotony is to tap into your inner child.

Remember what it was like playing games like castle… make pretend… or even tag. Throw the rules away and put caution to the wind.  Here is a list of fun and simple games that will allow you to let loose. I guarantee, you and your little geniuses will have a ton of fun!

  • Red Rover:
    • Two teams line up opposite each other, no more than 30 feet apart. The first team agrees to call one player from the opposite team, and chants, “Red RoverRed Rover, send (player’s name) on over!” The person called runs to the other line and attempts to break the chain (formed by the linking of hands)
  • Castle:
    • Save your little genius from a firy dragon! Take a toy and make it the enemy. Run through the house and pretend that you are doing everything you can to save the prince or princesses life.
  • Tea Party:
    • This is a great game when you want a calm environment. Put on something “ Fancy” and take out your tea cups. Sit, Pretend, and Sip
  • Tick Tac Toe
    • Make the game big by using blankets as the rows and pillows as the X’s and O’s
  • Home Olympics
    • Have your little genius run around the couch, jump zig zag through the kitchen, do a cartwheel at the front door.

What every you do, have some fun! The children will burn some energy and you will relieve some stress!

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