Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM

Stay at Home Mom? I am NEVER home!

January 26, 2017

Filed under: Crafts,Give a Way,Mommy Stuff,Organization — Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM @ 4:32 PM
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As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, so are the class room parties.

To help you get organized (and make sure you don’t forget anyone) Vecteezy has helped me create a printable class.

Click the link below to print your FREE list:

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Help with Portion Control March 27, 2013

Losing weight is simple.  More calories out, fewer calories in.  Sounds easy enough, but what if you are overeating and don’t know it?  Seems a lot of people have trouble with portions and if you don’t know the correct portions, chances are you are teaching your children the wrong portions.  I am trying to lose weight, but also make a lifestyle change.  I have not gone on any crash diets or systems, I am just wanting to eat everything I love, but in the right portions .

For the past couple of weeks, I have had this on my kitchen counter…and it is so helpful!

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What is it?  Life size Portion Control System.  Each measuring tools has a marked letter for the amount of each type of food you are supposed to have.  For example, the large round cup marked with a “C” is for carbs.  There are tools to measure everything you are eating and it has a guide to tell you what foods go with them.  They measure dairy, topping, goodies, meats, saucy dishes, baked good, carbs and even liquids!   It is so much easier than a food scale.  Yes, a scale helps you measure the amount, but a scale won’t tell you the amount of each you are supposed to eat.

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The system includes a chart, DVD guides and a 30 day, money back guarantee.  If you are wanting to learn to eat the correct  portions or teach your children the correct portions, this is a fun way to do it.  The snacks I give my children the past couple of weeks, have been measured out with the measuring cups.  They think it’s fun and I know they are not overeating anything.

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For information or to check out the system for yourself, visit: http://lifesizeportions.com/

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*Disclaimer* The Life size Portion Control System was sent to me for free to review.  The review, thoughts and opinions are all 100% mine!

 

Loveable Labels ~ Get Them on Black Friday! November 21, 2012

Filed under: Mommy Stuff,Organization — Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM @ 4:52 AM
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I have used Loveable Labels for a while and they are a perfect stocking stuffer! I’ve been using them for my daughter’s stuff and now that they have streamline labels, that fit on small things, I just sent her to school with her chapstick labeled.  As winter approaches, you will want to label all of their winter items.   Loveable Labels makes it so easy to label coats, boots and back packs and lunch boxes, that can all look so similar.  It is an easy way for your kids to keep up with their stuff at school and maybe fewer trips to the lost and found pile! Below is a link to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale and all the codes you need to get a discount.  Happy Shopping!
Lovable Labels, Disclaimer, Facebook Page, Twitter, Contact, Label Me Crazy, Pinterest, You Tube

 

I Will….Tshirt November 13, 2012

Filed under: Mommy Stuff — Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM @ 10:22 PM
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My wonderful friend Stephanie Tillman of www.ikros.com created a tshirt for me to support my foundation.  My foundation is Girl Shop (www.facebook.com/girlshopkc) provides new underwear and clothes for girls living in foster care.

The shirt comes from me being a Mom and having so many hopes and dreams for my kiddos.  This shirt has a place on the front and back to take a sharpie and write down all of those dreams!  Awesome, right!  Not to leave the kiddos out, I have one for them too.  They can write all of their dreams too.

If you don’t have kids, but still have hopes and dreams for the kiddos you work with…it’s still a great shirt for teachers, social workers or anyone who works with kids.  You can find it at www.mikita.storenvy.com

Share with your friends, do a group writing project with your MOPS group or for a girls night out!

I am so excited to bring it to you and I hope you enjoy it as much as I think you will!

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Back of Shirt

Child Shirt

 

 

 

Leftover Halloween Candy? November 2, 2012

Filed under: Mommy Stuff — Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM @ 8:00 AM
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It’s only been a couple of days and I’m already tired of seeing the candy lying around!  Do you have leftover candy?  Here’s 5 things you can do with it, so you don’t feel like you’re wasting it!

1: Crush in a bag and freeze.  Makes perfect ice cream toppings! 

2: Make chocolate bark.  Melt milk, white or dark chocolate, add candy, pour on a baking sheet and let cool.  Break apart for easy, yummy bark.

3: Mix with or decorate sugar cookies.  M & M’s, Reese’s Pieces and Candy Corn make for great mix ins or a decorative topper for the cookies.

4: Trail Mix: Add pretzels, raisins, nuts , popcorn and the leftover candy.  Surely by adding some non-sugar items, it will cut down on the candy hangover the kiddos have!

5: This is by far my favorite! Flavor infused vodka!! Drop a few candy corns, malt balls, chocolate bars or jolly ranchers in inexpensive vodka.  Let sit for 24 hours.  Strain and pour back into bottle! You’ve created your own infused vodka, with your favorite flavor!! Adults only!!!!

*Neverhomesahm does not own any of the photos, they are just examples*

 

Halloween Costumes – for CHEAP! (or free)!! October 22, 2012

Filed under: Mommy Stuff — Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM @ 11:53 PM
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If you are like me, you hate spending money on something that they are only going to wear once and that’s so thin, it usually doesn’t last through the night.

Here’s some ideas:

1. Shop your closet.  Sports uniforms, karate outfits and leotards are perfect costumes.  Take a football jersey, add some black under the eyes and you have an instant NFL player.  Take a leotard, sparkles on the eyes and a toy medal and you have a little Gabby Douglas!

2. You can probably make it for less than you can buy it.  I bought a pirate kit at Dollar Tree, it had a hat, eye patch and scarf all for $1 (total).  I cut a pair of shorts in a jagged pattern, added a striped shirt and some rain boots and I have my own Jake and the Neverland Pirate.My $1 Pirate

3. Take a little black dress from your closet, add an inexpensive witch hat (you can even decorate it with your little one), green finger nail polish and you have a witch.

4. Swap! I am sure your neighbors have an Iron Man, Hulk, Princess or Fairy costume in their toy box.  If not, post it on Facebook and I’m sure someone will come to your rescue and you can borrow that costume for free!

5. Who says you must have the whole 1 piece, supper thin costume.  Grab the supper hero mask, add a solid black sweat suit for Batman or green for Hulk and your supper hero will stay warm.

Hopefully this gives you some ideas of inexpensive costume ideas.  The more you save on costumes, the more candy you can buy!!!!

 

MyGirl, Full of Anxiety January 10, 2012

Filed under: Anxious,Mommy Stuff — Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM @ 6:05 PM

My sweet and dramatic 6 year old girl is full of anxiety.  About what? Everything! She worries about school, about me and her Dad, about her brothers, about going here and there.  There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason, she is just anxious.  Since pre school, I’ve been hoping that she would grow out of it and so far, she has not.

We have been trying to go by what the experts are telling us, she has had blood test to make sure all was internally okay, she has had intense behavior therapy, she’s had regular once a week therapy and nothing has worked.  Our last visit with the therapist ended with her saying, the next step is medication.  In the next breath, she said that most medications for anxiety have not been tested on 6year olds!  So, with that being said, I feel like it is up to me to help her.

I am now on a mission to find natural ways to handle anxiety.  There may be a chance that I will not find anything and medication will be the option.  I am not against medications, I just want to try other options before I put her anything with such drastic side effects.
So, here we go! Wish me luck and feel free to send me suggestions 🙂

What I know so far, she needs lots of sleep!!!!!  She needs a set schedule and really likes to know what is coming next (don’t we all)! She is really creative, so I’m on the search for an art class.

It is still my hope that she out grows it as I am constantly reminded by my Mother that I cried until second grade and did n sleep in my own bed until I was 8!