17 Adorable Disney Vacation Shirts for Your Next Trip

16 Adorable Disney Vacation Shirts - Perfect ideas for your next trip to Disney!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with Disney Vacation Shirts contains affiliate links to support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks! “I’m going to Disney World!” Are you lucky enough to be saying that classic phrase? I’m pretty sure that I will be soon. Now that my kids are a little older, I have been doing A LOT of research into planning a Disney vacation. Fortunately, there are a lot of “experts” out there who share all sorts of tips and tricks to make a vacation to Disney World one to remember. While I’m researching … Continue reading

Tips for Shopping at Kids’ Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips for shopping at kids' consignment sales so you can save money!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with Tips for Shopping at Kids’ Consignment Sales may contain affiliate links. It always seems like my kids are growing at lightning speed. Sometimes it is almost like they have a super power where they can outgrow their clothes overnight! Am I the only one who feels this way? That is why I do not like to spend a lot of money on their clothes. As a young widow and single mom of three young children who need new clothes every season, I simply can’t afford to fork over the big bucks on clothing. … Continue reading

Tips for Pricing Items for Kids’ Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips to Price Your Stuff so it Sells!

I have 3 kids who are at a stage in life where they are growing like weeds. So I’m always looking for affordable ways to get their clothes, shoes, and even toys. That is why I absolute LOVE kids’ consignment sales and mom-to-mom sales. Over the past 3 years I have been a seller and a shopper in 6 kids’ consignment sales. Now I am getting ready for my 7th sale in a couple weeks. So I have learned quite a bit about what it takes for a successful sale. And I’m sharing what I have learned with you! This post … Continue reading

Tips for Prepping Items for Kids Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips to Prep Your Stuff so it Sells!

Kids are constantly growing out of their clothes, shoes, and even toys! What do you do with all of that stuff they no longer need? If you are frugal like me, a good idea is to sell it in kids consignment sales or mom-to-mom sales. I have participated in 6 kids consignment sales over a 3-year period as a seller and a buyer. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve been pretty successful at getting rid of the “old” in order to make money (and room) for the “new.” To help you out, I’m sharing what I’ve learned with … Continue reading

15 Acts of Kindness Toddlers & Preschoolers Can Do!

Acts of Kindness Toddlers and Preschoolers Can Do! Teaching acts of kindness to young kids all year long using the book The Story of the Kindness Elves.

One of my biggest passions is helping others through good deeds and acts of kindness. It is also my goal to teach the kids these values, which is why I have been getting them involved in acts of kindness since they were just toddlers. Yes, it is possible for even the youngest kids to make a difference with acts of kindness!   Dislosure: For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links. Because I’m always looking for new methods to teach the kids about kindness and compassion, I was super excited when I first learned about the Kindness Elves! If you follow … Continue reading

Things a Young Widow’s Kids Say that Break Her Heart

Things a young widow's kids say that break her heart. A young widow not only grieves for herself, but also for what her children lost.

As a young widow, I’ve been a single mom for most of the kids’ lives. My husband, Chaz, passed away when our twins were 19-months old and our son was 4-months old. Raising the kids after losing Chaz has been, and will likely continue to be, the most difficult thing I ever do in my life. With the kids being so young when they lost their daddy, they obviously didn’t understand the concept of death yet. And because of this, I never knew how to handle their “grief.” Unfortunately, I know that as I struggled with my own grief, I … Continue reading

Free Printable Bucket Filler Valentines for Kids – You Fill My Bucket

Spread the message of kindness throughout your child's classroom with these Bucket Filler Valentine's Day cards! - Free Printable "You fill my bucket, Valentine!"

With the kids starting preschool, last year was the first time they exchanged Valentine’s Day cards with their friends. And Valentine’s Day happens to be one of my favorite holidays! Of course, it is also my birthday, so I might be a little biased… But there are other reasons I love it too! If you’ve read any other posts in my blog, you probably know how important the concept of kindness is to me. And Valentine’s Day is just another great opportunity to spread a little extra love and kindness throughout our communities. It is also important to me that the kids … Continue reading

Chinese New Year Craft for The Nian Monster

Chinese New Year Craft and book for preschoolers - Tissue Paper Lantern and The Nian Monster - A great way to learn about different cultures and traditions.

It is so important to me that my kids are exposed to and learn about diversity and other cultures. That is why I am super excited to be participating in this year’s #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Book Day, which is on Friday, January 27. You can learn more about Multicultural Book Day at the end of this post.   Disclosure: Andrea Wang sent us a free copy of The Nian Monster, but all opinions are my own. For your convenience, this post also contains affiliate links. The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang   We read The Nian Monster, written by Andrea Wang. My kids are afraid … Continue reading

5 Things You can do in 5 Minutes to Simplify Your Life

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post to help simplify your life may contain affiliate links.  If you know me, you know that organization isn’t necessarily one of my strengths. Which means a blog post about how to simplify your life isn’t something you would typically see on Me Plus 3 Today. But one of my strengths is helping other people, and I thought this idea might be able to help someone out there who feels like me. So, here I am sharing it with you! Basically my feelings are that I want to be organized. I want to declutter. I want to simplify my … Continue reading

7 Young Adult Books Worth Reading Today

7 Young Adult Books Worth Reading Today! It is possible for "grown ups" to enjoy books targeted towards teens. These are just 7 examples of books you might enjoy!

For your convenience, this post of Books Worth Reading Today contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today. Thanks! One of my favorite things to do is read. And since I struggle with sleeping at night since becoming a widow, I’ve actually done quite a bit of reading the past 3 years. I’ve read some great books and some horrible books, so I decided to start sharing what I’ve been reading each month here on the blog. This way, if anyone else loves to read as much as I do, they can hopefully get some new ideas of books … Continue reading