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Christmas Coloring Pages – Free Printable Greeting Cards

Free printable Christmas coloring pages - These printable Christmas greeting cards are the perfect way for your kids to spread cheer this holiday season!

As I work with my kids to teach them about kindness and helping others, one of our favorite activities has become delivering cards to seniors and the elderly. Since the holiday season is quickly approaching, I have created some simple Christmas coloring pages of printable greeting cards so we can give out Christmas cards during our next visit. And I’ve made these available for free download at the end of this post! With the Christmas coloring pages, the kids are able to put their own personal touch into each card while also giving the printable greeting cards a more handmade appeal. In the past, we … Continue reading

10 Books about Earth Day

10 Books to Teach Kids About Earth Day - So many good books about Earth Day that are great for preschoolers and toddlers!

With April being Earth Month, and Earth Day on April 22, I began focusing our #kindnessfridays for the month on being kind to the earth. As I started talking about Earth Day with the kids, my 4-year-old asked, “But what can the little kids do to help the Earth?” As Super Why would say, “When we have a question, we look in a book!” So, we have spent a lot of time reading books about Earth Day! As we read through our books about Earth Day, it led to even more discussions about the earth, recycle, not wasting, pollution, and litter. Helping the … Continue reading

To the Young Widows Wondering “How am I Going to do this Alone?”

After becoming a young widow 2.5 years ago, here is my answer for all the other young widows wondering, "How am I going to do this alone?" - A great read for widows or anyone looking to help! -

Because of this blog, I often get emails from other young widows who have recently found themselves a member of a club that nobody wants to join. Typically finding my blog via Pinterest, they share a brief bit of their story, like where they are, how long it has been since their husband died, and the ages of their kids. Of course, these stories vary from person to person. But there is one pretty constant question that I see consistently from these heartbroken young widows. “How am I going to do this alone?” I remember uttering those same exact words over … Continue reading

10 Books that Teach Kids Kindness – #KindnessFridays

10 Books that Teach Kids Kindness - I read these books to my preschoolers and toddlers and they loved them!

For your convenience, this post contains Amazon affiliate links from which I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. One of my goals this year was to focus on kindness activities with the kids each week. I wanted to find more opportunities to involve the kids in doing nice things for others, as well as spending more time reading books that teach kids kindness. With this in mind, I started #KindnessFridays for our family. Each Friday, we read some of our books that teach kids kindness and I choose an activity that will support our kindness mission. I’ll … Continue reading

Back Behind the Keyboard

...grief is not easy. It's a confusing mess full of ups and downs. It doesn’t follow a pattern, and it’s definitely not the same for everyone. Most importantly, grief doesn't go away over time. - Quote about grief and widowhood from a young widow's blog

Let’s see… Where do I begin? It’s been a while since I’ve actually blogged. Sure, I wrote few posts like this one and that one in order to generate a little bit of income around the holidays. But I haven’t really written any content with much depth. Not that I wrote a lot with “depth” in the past… I guess I just didn’t find much value in these posts. I sort of lost my purpose for a while. At first, I thought my irregular writing/temporary hiatus would be for only the summer months. But then fall came and went too. … Continue reading

Earn Cash Back while Doing Your Holiday Shopping Online

Learn how to earn cash back while doing your holiday shopping online via

Disclaimer: Post was sponsored by Swagbucks and contains affiliate and referral links. If you are doing your holiday shopping online, then you will want to read on to learn more about this special promotion from Swagbucks! I use this program to make the holidays a little more budget-friendly and easier on my bank account, and I’m hoping that it will do the same for you! First, let me say that I have been a member of Swagbucks since 2010, long before I was ever blogging, so I can vouch for the program’s credibility. Throughout my 5 years of participating in … Continue reading

10 Gift Ideas for Preschoolers Under $10

10 Gift Ideas under $10 Preschoolers will Love via

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post of Gift Ideas for Preschoolers contains affiliate links from which I make a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for your! Are you looking for inexpensive, yet quality gift ideas for preschoolers? I’ve compiled a list of 10 toys that have gotten A LOT of use in our family. My twin girls are almost 4 years old and my son is 2.5 years old, and they all play with these toys almost daily! Based on this experience, I am recommending them to you! These gift ideas would be perfect for … Continue reading

31 Days of Gratitude #Gratitoday Photo Challenge

Love the reason behind this 31 Days of Gratitude #Gratitoday Photo Challenge and that it's related to Acts of Kindness! Definitely joining in!

I’ve been working on completing 32 acts of kindness for Chaz’s 32nd birthday, which is on July 3. I’ll have a blog post soon about how everything turned out, but until then, you can check out the Facebook event here and last year’s series of 31 Acts of Kindness for his 31st birthday here. While I am repeating some of the kindness activities we did last year, I have also been trying to figure out new and creative ways to be kind. It has been a really fun project to work on and research. One act of kindness that I … Continue reading

Lost in Chaos? 3 Simple Steps to Refocus Your Life

Feeling Lost in the Chaos? Here are 3 simple steps to REFOCUS your life. I NEED to do this! -

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the past several weeks. Well, I’m finally here to explain why! The plain and simple explanation is that I was burned out. At the beginning of the year, I announced that I was to quitting my job and launching a virtual services business. The financial impact of this monumental decision meant that my kids would no longer be able to attend daycare and would be staying home full-time with me. All I can say is, “Wow.” Just, wow. I thought I could pull off being a work-at-home mom … Continue reading