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

11 Unique Gifts for Preschoolers

11 Unique Gifts for Preschoolers! My preschoolers LOVE these ideas! And I love that these gifts foster imagination, build fine motor skills, and more! Save this list for birthdays and Christmas!

[Disclosure: For your convenience, this post of Unique Gifts for Preschoolers contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks!] We are very fortunate to be surrounded by people who are will to give my kids gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions. As I look around the kids’ playroom, I see so many unique gifts for preschoolers. And since I’m someone who loves to shop second-hand sales, I’ve also found a lot of interesting toys that I never would have thought of if I was browsing online or at the store. … Continue reading

9 Facebook Pages for Widows to Follow

Disclosure: This list of Facebook Pages for Widows to Follow contains affiliate links, which help support this blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks! Not to state the obvious, but being a young widow is hard. And lonely. It often feels like there is absolutely nobody out there who understands what you are going through and how you are feeling. But in reality, there are actually a lot of young widows out there just like you. They might not be your next door neighbor, but thanks to the magic of social media and technology, you can connect with these other … Continue reading

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

11 Children’s Books to Read this Earth Day

11 Books to Read this Earth Day - So many good books to teach preschoolers and toddlers about helping the environment! - Earth Day books for kids - Books about Earth Day

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with children’s Earth Day books contains affiliate links, from which I make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!  With April being Earth Month, and Earth Day on April 22, I began focusing our kindness discussions 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 Earth Day books to learn … Continue reading