Holiday Apple Pie Sangria

For most of us, we often associate apple pie with the holidays. With a simple thought of that delicious dessert can bring us back to some of our fondest memories. So why not, add in a lovely apple pie sangria to help make some wonderful memories as well!

Apple Pie Sangria:
* 2 bottles (standard size) white wine
* 5 cups apple cider
* 2 cups caramel vodka
* 3 cups honey crisp apples chopped
* 3 chopped pears
*2 cinnamon sticks

Instructions: Chop the fruit and place in the bottom of your pitcher. Combine all of the ingredients except the cinnamon sticks. Stir it up very well and let sit overnight. About 4 hours before serving add in your cinnamon sticks. Stir up well again and serve over ice.

Never mind that years of being a parent have given you a lot of experience and education on how to handle such situations. You have the best intentions at heart, but the results are often not a reflection of this fact.

Personally, I have had to deal with a few major teenage meltdowns. Like most people, I had no sure way of dealing with these kinds of crises.

Then I met people who were discussing how they often deal with the teenage crises they have been in at some point or another.

But through this discussion, one great realization was revealed to me – it’s all about how a teenager’s brain works.

To this woman, life is an adventure. Even when doing normal mundane things such as cooking, she finds a way to make an adventure out of it.

She knows the value of time and wants every moment to be precious to her.

Being in love with this woman will expand your mind, and it will challenge you to be better.

She wants you to grow, and she will open your mind to new ideas about life.

To this woman, lists don’t matter, her heart and intuition guide her along.

For this woman, the journey is just as important as the destination. She is ready to take solo travels, but she is also willing to share these special times with a kindred spirit. She likes people who can help her grow and expand her mind.

But this responsibility goes beyond being a loving and caring wife. For this same woman, the family wanted to go on a vacation. She had to spend days doing research on hotels and the fun activities to do. And when the material day arrived, everyone seems unconcerned, and they get upset when she loses it. Again, they cannot figure out why she is exhausted.

She even had to turn down tickets to go to an event outside the town – she could not imagine having to do all that planning.

Most people call this nagging, but it’s emotional labor.

Society seems to think that some responsibilities belong to the woman. And they are judged when they don’t do them.

The melatonin is also linked to physical activity, hormone levels, alertness, body temperature, digestive activity, and immune functions. Thus, light-sensitive people experience a direct impact on sleep patterns and energy levels.

Another reason why we experience a disruption in our sleep patterns is the use of artificial light. This light confuses our natural body rhythms if we’re absorbing both light types at the same time.

Because of this, you’re likely to feel irritated and perplexed due to exposure of the mixture of two light sources. You can even feel frustrated, unable to relax, or deep sleep.

But it’s very important not to put the focus on the fact that the teenager is upset. Instead, let them feel or know that they have a right to be upset, as that is the only way to get to a point where a solution to the problem would be welcome or even useful.

Overreacting will only make the crisis worse. So, when your teenage child is having a breakdown, it is not time to issue threats or ultimatums. Trying to offer solutions, however well-intended, will not help either.

Your child is not broken, he/she is slowly recreating who they are so that they can finally mature.

So, when you see a teen in a crisis, the first thing you should do is calm them down. Everything else comes later.