50 Things I am Grateful For This Month – My September Gratitude List | Leverage Ambition

I am grateful for so many things this September! Here is my gratitude list: My neighborhood My children My children’s friends My Dad My Mom My Grandparents My In-Laws My sisters My brother My higher power My awareness My sobriety My ability to french braid my hair The cold fall weather My home Hot tap…

Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931, Poem – On Children | Leverage Ambition

Lately I have been worried about my children. With the pandemic here and here to stay, there are certain things that I wish or wished I could have given my kids. I forget that they have their own angel protector team, and that I am not their higher power. I have to remind myself to…

8 Ways To Detach From A Codependent Relationship | Leverage Ambition

Sacrificing your happiness for another’s is a tell tale sign of codependency.  One persons over responsibility and another’s under responsibility can yield awful results. Codependent relationships work as covering up for other people’s bad choices, making the other feel the need to constantly fix or rescue them from their problems. The unfortunate reality is that…

Is ACA Right For You? | Leverage Ambition

Alcoholism is a family disease – those of us who have lived with this disease as children sometimes have problems which the Al‑Anon program can help us to resolve. These 20 questions are designed to help you decide whether you might benefit from attending an Al‑Anon Adult Children group. Find out more about alcoholism, and this…

God’s Messages To Child Me + Adult Me, Also Written by Me, Therefore To Me, Love Me (But Really God) | Leverage Ambition

This was a writing prompt given to me by someone very special to me. I highly recommend you doing it yourself and let me know what you come up with. You can start by writing a letter to God about your resentments and asking Him for help. Then you can write back as God would…

I Can Only Be Me | Leverage Ambition

When I point the finger at someone else, I need to take that hand and redirect it to myself. I am guilty when I gossip. Turning the story to me and keeping the focus on me helps me learn that I need to work on myself. Grass only grows where you water it, so the…

20 Little Biddy’s to Embrace When I Am Feeling Low | Leverage Ambition

Staying in the moment is tough. I always find myself future tripping or looking towards the past, which takes me out of the more desirable present moment. Here are 20 little biddy’s to embrace when I am feeling low. Don’t force, fight, fix, or figure it out, instead give it to the universe to help…

Beach Adventure Before School Starts | Leverage Ambition

One of the perks and simultaneous disadvantages about living in Los Angeles is the media.  We were minding our own business on the beach this week, and Fox ruined it by taking over half the beach! Check it out. As you can see, the trailers, lights, extras, and crew were all there unbeknownst to the…

News Reports Pandemic Devastation Mainly Effects Women | Leverage Ambition

Authenticity, purpose, and generosity are all great attributes of good character that create tight and healthy communities in the family and work life balance. This statement lends to BOTH males and females in the family unit and beyond.  The harsh reality is that women have carried the weight of managing it all.  Raising a family,…

Back To School Supplies Checklist for Boys | Leverage Ambition

Wow, parents that homeschooled their kids over the last year and a half deserve a medal (including myself). As many of us are all too familiar, COVID displaced all children out of their normal schedules from brick and mortar schools and into their homes full time, while the world figured out how to combat the…

Just For Tonight | Leverage Ambition

Al-Anon Family Groups help families live better lives by supporting both individual and familial growth. There are so many resources for families on overall growing pains from familial trauma, and helps people heal. It gives all a step by step program to help bring solutions for families that need help. And don’t we all need…

50 Summer Activities for Boys | Leverage Ambition

Mid-summer is here and it’s a time to reflect on what we have done thus far as a family, and what will happen as school comes BACK IN SESSION on August 16th. What a crazy year it has been for parents. We ended up deciding to do online classes for the 2020-2021 school year. Some…

5 Things I Did to Enjoy My Weekend (Without Netflix) – Leverage Ambition

What a great weekend I had recently! Let me tell you about it. First off, I have to say it has been a while since I have gotten out of my house before this past weekend. I would have to say it’s been a solid 3 months since we have left the house fully and…

15 Places You Forgot To Clean in Your Home | Leverage Ambition

Cleaning can be monotonous and annoying as the week comes to an end. It is important to try and do a little at a time so that you are not as overwhelmed on the weekends. I like to do the changing of sheets, vacuuming of the full house, washing the floors and cleaning the bathrooms…

Easter Scavenger Hunt Checklist | Leverage Ambition

Nothing says Easter like an Easter Scavenger Hunt for you and your family! Here is a good list you can pull together and print for kids to find all of the Easter goods. Jelly beans Stuffed Animals Easter Grass A decorated egg Give a hug Peep like a chick Hop like a bunny Find a…

10 Home Hacks for Hydrogen Peroxide | Leverage Ambition

We always have hydrogen peroxide in our cupboard for just in case activities through the house. Here are 10 ways you can use hydrogen peroxide for different hacks around the house. Lighten your hair. DIY Glass Cleaner Heal Bug Bites Cleans Your Ears DIY Toilet Cleaner Sanitize Makeup Brushes Remove Yellow Armpit Stains on Clothing…

Spring Bucket List for Families

Spring is finally here and we are always looking for new things to do as the season rolls out! Here is a long list of new activity ideas that can get your family into new projects that will help bring everyone together and off of the electronics! Go on a bike ride Catch butterflies Decorate…

8 Top Tips for Traveling with Young Kids | Leverage Ambition

Travelling with kids can be easier if you are fully prepared for the worst case scenarios. Bringing the necessary electronics, chargers, snacks and other supplies can keep them entertained as you take off for travel. Here are 8 top tips for travelling with kids. Little Neat Protein Snacks + Small water bottles. Trail mix, crackers,…

10 Ways to Use Lavender Oil | Leverage Ambition

Lavender has a beautiful purple bright color but also has a calming and healing smell. A few drops can cure stinky air, clean your home, help you sleep faster, give you a beachy fresh feeling and put you in a great mood. Here are 10 ways to use lavender oil in your home. Pet Odor….

5 Free Games We Are Playing Right Now | Leverage Ambition

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Waking Up Tired + My To Do List | Leverage Ambition

This morning I woke up early, and I woke up tired. I ended up going back to sleep as it has been colder in the mornings, and it is hard to get motivated to wake up when the room is cold. I have been having very vivid dreams lately for some reason too. Not sure…

How We Spend Our Sunday | Leverage Ambition

I figured you may want to know how we typically spend our Sundays, to give you some ideas on how to spend yours too! The weekend is a great time for us to rest and relax. The work slash school week is always a mad dash and rush to knock out projects left and right….

Adult Maturity Checklist | Leverage Ambition

The checklist below is to help evaluate maturity in adulthood. A Checklist for Evaluating Maturity The difficulties of coping with character defects in another are much more effectively met when we ourselves reflect attitudes of mature adults. A mature adult is one who: 1.      Does not automatically resent criticism, realizing that it may contain a suggestion…

33 Purposeful Quotes About Being on a Mission | Leverage Ambition

Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission. Ann M. Mulcahy My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to…

13 Life Reminders to Keep You In Check Tonight | Leverage Ambition

Life has been pretty simple since lock down last March 2020. The days can seem fast then slow, all somewhat intermingling as one concurrent day. It is amazing how time stops when you are forced to stay home, and it is amazing to do some much needed internal, self reflection work to understand your strengths…

Artwork of the Day – Watercolor Designs | Leverage Ambition

We decided to take a break today and whipped out the watercolor paints. Just kidding. However we do have a solid appreciation for Bob Ross. RIP. Not only was he brave enough to sport the afro, he was brave enough to paint in front of the camera which was something foreign to other artists in…

Quick Nature Crafts | Leverage Ambition

Nature is full of big surprises and many parts of nature can be used to our benefit! We all seem to have a ton of time on our hands now that the pandemic continues to get worse, so why not get down and dirty with some Do It Yourself or DIY projects and nature crafts…

6 Signs You Have a Sibling Rivalry|Leverage Ambition

Sibling rivalry is a thing. It not only effects the relationship with them, but negatively effects the entire family unit. It is one thing to be naturally competitive, but it is a whole other ballgame when your siblings treat you like a doormat and the parental units ignore it. Many families inherently have toxic traits….

5 Creative Crafts with Egg Cartons For Everyone | Leverage Ambition

Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking, into the future! We have now been landlocked for over 9 months with COVID numbers running high during the winter season. It is hard to keep busy. We go for walks, take hikes, grab tea and coffee to go, and visit our favorite local restaurants for takeout food (shout…

6 Ways to Deal with Awful Family Members This Holiday Season

1. Remain calm + Redirect Uncomfortable Questions The reality is their bad mood most likely has nothing to do with you. Remember to remain calm during uncomfortable conversations and redirect questions towards them. For example, ‘I heard your car broke down and you lost your job, Kate.’ You can reply ‘Your car is so reliable,…

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

1. Allow Yourself to Feel Sad + Journal Feel your feelings and remember to breathe. Stop. Feel what you are feeling. Write about your troubles to release them. Ask yourself, what do you have control of now? I have found that if you take inventory of your feelings, you can better understand your triggers. Be…

2021 US Holidays

January 1st 2021 – New Years Day January 18th 2021 – Martin Luther King Day February 2nd 2021 – Groundhog Day February 12th 2021- Lincoln’s Birthday February 14th 2021 – Valentine’s Day February 15th 2021 – President’s Day + Washington’s Birthday February 16th 2021- Mardi Gras in New Orleans March 14th 2021 – Daylight Saving…

New Perks For ‘Working While Staying at Home’ Moms

The Mom Project is a company that helps connect moms throughout the world to connect them to better living through job postings and advice. A survey of more than 1,200 moms released by the data and insights division of The Mom Project proves there may be several promising reasons to celebrate. 💼 A Safer Distance: 55% of surveyed moms…

Artwork of the Week: Snowflake Art Project

The holidays are finally here! It’s been a hell of a year, but so glad we made it. My son was concerned. He said we didn’t have enough Christmas decorations for Santa Claus. I decided to improvise and make due with what we had, which was construction paper, white lined paper, crayons, markers, scissors, and…

Monday Morning Mom Routine – Festive Snowy, Hot Coffee + Christmas Decorations

Monday’s are dreadful. I always have that nails on a chalkboard feel as I get my kids up and ready for zoom school. It is literally me just getting them breakfast and opening up their chromebooks, but marching into the unknown educational system scares me. Mainly due to the fact that they spring on odd…

Happy Giving Tuesday! #givingtuesday

In lieu of the global movement to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world, Happy Giving Tuesday to you and yours! #givingtuesday This global holiday was pioneered in the United States and reminds us to give back to others in need. We decided to give back to the…

Sponsor The Turrell Family This Holiday Season + Get Closer to God By Giving

Times are tough for many this holiday season. There are many different non profits within your community that you can donate your time and money to to make a difference, but have considered sponsoring a family in immediate need today? If you are looking to give a family a holiday blessing with a donation via…

How to Be ‘ THE GOODEST’ Mom During the Pandemic

Wowser this pandemic has been super tough on parents with school aged children! Parents have been forced to play teacher, assistant teacher, art teacher, gym teacher, computer teacher, technology teacher, and of course English teacher. My child told me I was the goodest mom today, so obviously I am lagging behind here. But in all…

Gobble, Gobble – 10 Thanksgiving Gifts for Friends + Family

Let’s face it. Not seeing your drunk uncle may be a blessing in disguise this year. But who will you gossip about now during the holidays? You’ll have a pick a new target. In the meantime, since we won’t be spending that uncomfortable dinner table moments with family and friends, it is a great time…

Art of the Week: Sand Rock Rainbow

It’s Friday, time to head to the beach! To get this party started, we kicked off the weekend with a solid colorful rock rainbow made exclusively by mother nature and my ambitious artistic children. Friday is always a great day as we close out the week and reflect on our progress and accomplishments, we also…

The Path To Recovery Notes + Quotes

The world is healing and on a journey to recovery. We have seen the true colors of a corrupt system that impacted the world’s movement and have been punished for irresponsibility. Here are some quotes on recovery to help us heal. Live less out of habit, and more out of intent. It does not matter…

9 Lessons Learned After 9 Years of Marriage

Have Sex Often Having sex in a marriage shows you care for the others needs and brings you closer together. Communicate Obsessively Make sure your significant other knows how you are feeling in all aspects of life. If you are tired, sick, restless, happy, sad, or all of the above, it is good to openly…

Process Your Anger for FREE via ACOA Zoom Meetings

Most of America is super angry at the start of fall this 2020. And we need an outlet desperately. If you are angry, look no further than group ZOOM meetings for ACOA’s. ACOA stands for Adult Children of Alcoholics. ACOA’s are a lovely creative bunch. Despite unfortunate circumstances, ACOA’s have or have had an alcoholic…

How You Inadvertently Support Discrimination Daily

You buy into immoral narratives that are wrong. You steal from others without remorse. You are what you eat, you are what you read. You over indulge and do not respect your body. You do not set or respect healthy boundaries. You bring out your own internal frustration by blaming others for your failures. You…

5 Ways to Chip at the Old Detox Block

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GREAT PEOPLE Anyone that emulates Inspiration, Motivation, Open-Mindedness, Passion, and Gratefulness is key. GROW INDOOR HERBS IN WATER AT YOUR KITCHEN SINK Here are the plants you can grow in water on your sunny window sill all year round, Mint, Oregano, Sage, Basil, Thyme, and Rosemary. GET RID OF EMOTIONAL POISON Anything…

Honor Thy Customer, Honor Thyself

We’ve heard it all before, ‘I’m not happy.’ When clients are upset, it puts your business at risk. This statement is the first indicator that a client is getting ready to leave and test drive another. But there is hope. And it comes down to your maleable production line, and staying nimble with product engineers…

New Work + School Week Sanity Schedule for Parents

We all need to stick to a steady weekly schedule to keep our families in check. Here is our New Work + School Week Schedule for Parents recommendations. You can use it as shown or you can make your own schedule that works better for your goals. 7am to 9am – Wake Up, Brush Teeth,…

5 Ways to Stand Up to Mom-Shaming

You are truly blessed. You are a Mom, and a Parent, but you may not be doing things the way others do it. And that’s OK! Everything that you do may not be right for someone else, and it’s time to accept it and start uniting and embracing parenting differences to make the world a…

4 Ways to Stay Cool in Heat

1. Ice Cube on your Face Good old ice cubes are sitting in your freezer. Use them. Use them often. 2. Drinking Cold Water Keep cold water bottle by you at all times to remember to sip every 20 minutes if you can remember. Set a reoccuring alarm either hourly or minute increments during the…

Communism vs Democracy by Business Dictionary

Article by Business Dictionary, http://www.businessdictionary.com/article/1086/communism-vs-democracy-d1412/. Communism vs. Democracy 166168By: Jeffrey GlenCommunism and Democracy are two political ideologies or philosophies that dictate how political systems should be managed. Both systems are considered to be ‘left-wing’ on the political spectrum and more liberal in nature than some other political ideological alternatives (i.e. fascist or conservative ideologies). This article…

Gearing Up for Elementary School

This is for you parents. It’s that time we’ve all dreaded, all summer long. Back to school via home, aka homeschool. I’ve had in and out of consciousness panic attacks since August 1st. Pony up, parents! This is what we’ve done to prepare. We logged into our schools parent portal, and found out who our…

Inspirational Quotes

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. – Unknown You must tell yourself, no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it. – Les Brown Challenges are what make life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –…

Acknowledging Your Inner Emperor or Empress

When times are tough it is easy to fall into the night of the shadow mode to heal. This is normal for us to acknowledge our energy, and heal it. No matter how long it takes, it is important to acknowledge your pain and let the energy flow through you. Letting go of emotional pain…

First Grade Site Words – Part II

Here is the second set of site words to help children learn the basics for reading and writing below for your convenience. start try brown draw four school why after live people great about find call work where away before how her year again change done over large always country laugh even under house found…

15 Secret Things to do in Lake Arrowhead | Leverage Ambition

Lake Arrowhead is the west coasts best kept secret for family vacationing, while keeping a low profile and pleasant ambience. Although the road up the mountain can make you a bit dizzy, the trip is well worth the drive. Below are 15 secret activities you can do while vacationing in Lake Arrowhead. 1. Spa Day…

5 Stay at Home Fourth of July Ideas with Family

This Fourth of July is very different than what we’ve seen in former years. Local and national politicians have ordered all to remain away from beaches, public parks, national monuments, bars, and dine in restaurants. They are still trying to prevent the COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus from spreading, infecting and killing the masses….

Surviving this Year

COVID, also known as the coronavirus, is a massive flu that had killed over 100,000 people and affected millions world wide.  Scientists and health professionals are comparing it to the Spanish Flu of 1918, and most all are working from home, schooling their kids from home, have lost their jobs, and it is more important…

A Day at Santa Monica’s Clover Park

Another day off on vacation means finding another activity with the kids! We decided to roam around the Santa Monica area today and found ourselves close to the Santa Monica Airport!  Since my boys love airplanes I was going to sit near the tarmac to see them take off and land, but ran across a…