• 3 Activities to Teach Kids Kindness | Random Acts of Kindness
    Parenting

    3 Activities to Teach Kids Kindness

    Every parent wants their kid to grow up to be a kind person. One great place to start is by modeling kindness is yourself. Teachers and parents can also help encourage kindness in children by doing activities that help teach the quality. If you’re a parent or teacher looking to encourage kindness in kids, the following exercises will help. 1. Stand Up If… Have children sit in a circle. Then, start by asking kids to choose a characteristic of another person. These characteristics can be as general as hair color, or as specific as a sport they play or a color they like. Then, go around the circle and have…

  • Not Letting Fear Control My Life Any Longer
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    Not Letting Fear Control My Life Any Longer

    Not letting fear control my life any longer, sounds easy right? When you think about fear you think about watching a scary movie or doing something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Then there’s fear where you feel you’re in danger, but we’re not talking about those types of fear. We’re talking about the fear. First, the good news: “Fear is an illusion,” Williamson writes. “Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety, and trauma are literally all imagined.” The bad news? Although it may not be real, this fear can literally prevent us from seeing possibilities that are right there in front of us. In our minds, it plants crazy, untrue thoughts about ourselves and our…

  • How to Actually Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions : 2019 Goals
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    How to Actually Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions #2019Goals

    It’s that time of year of again where people are making New Year’s Resolutions. Most people start them for the first week, like how it’s the busiest day at the gyms. Then again I’ve had a gym membership for 2 years and haven’t actually used it monthly, but that’s another story. TIP #1:  Keep your new promise for an entire month, without exception There’s some things that we do daily without thinking about it, taking a shower, going to work, how we do our job, etc. Our brain and body go by our habits. So when trying new habits or goals, try them for a whole month. I once heard…

  • A look back on to 2018 year in review with pictures.
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    2018 Year in Review {with pictures}

    It’s December 31, 2018, which means it’s time for the 2018 Year in Review with pictures. A year filled of making memories, making friends and enjoying life to the fullest. Here’s a look back on 2017 recap. January Rang in the New Year with friends, alcohol and games. Which honestly has to be one of the best ways to do it. Turned 32 on January 30th. Febuary Hannah turned 7 on Feb 9th & Mom had her birthday on the 11th. Feb 15 is Galentine’s Day and it was spent with a bunch of lovely ladies. Mom had her breast cancer surgery on Feb 19. She got it removed and…

  • Finances

    Christmas on a Budget Without Going Broke

    When you’re a single mom of four, Christmas on a budget is a must! Preparing for Christmas can be stressful for all involve. Personally, I don’t have a lot of money to blow on Christmas.. So shopping for four kids and the close family can be tricky. Let me share a few simple things you can buy to make the most of it. 4 Gift Rule You most likely heard of this rule, this is the easiest rule when it comes to Christmas shopping I think. I don’t believe in buying a lot of things for the kids they will never use or play with for more than 5 minutes.…

  • Health & Fitness

    8 Workout Gear Must Haves For 2019 | #FridayFavorites

    What are your workout goals for 2019? Big or small, they’re all important. I know I have a cart full of workout stuff I plan on getting myself to kick off 2019 with. I wanted to share a few of those awesome things below. I wouldn’t share anything I don’t use myself.   1) 28 oz Blender Bottle Shaker Bottle – $14.91 on Amazon A BlenderBottle shaker cup multi pack is an efficient, economical solution for families and frequent shaker cup users alike. Multiple bottles allow for different size drinks, varying style and performance preferences, and time out of rotation in the dish rack. Many BlenderBottle customers even match their…