Lost in Chaos? 3 Simple Steps to Refocus Your Life

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

National Infertility Awareness Week® – My Journey, Part 1

Journey Through Infertility - The Clinical Part - Sharing my story for National Infertility Awareness Week so that you know that you are not alone! - www.MePlus3Today.com

It is currently National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW), which runs from April 19 through April 25. This movement was launched back in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to raise awareness about infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. The theme for this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week® is “You are not alone.” One suggestion to raise awareness is to share your infertility story. Well, I debated writing my story because I wasn’t sure if I was “worthy” of discussing infertility now that I have 3 children of my own. How can I talk about infertility when I … Continue reading

Beyond Recycling: 8 Easy Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Beyond Recycling: Easy Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle - Unique ideas to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post of ideas to celebrate Earth Day contains affiliate links from which I make a small commission at no additional cost to you. There are a lot of basic ideas that most of us have heard in order to celebrate Earth Day. Typically we hear about planting a tree, recycling, or carpooling. But what else can we do to really make a long-lasting impact that extends beyond Earth Day? I have been passionate about the environment since I was a kid. Even back then, TV channels like Nickelodeon and Disney were teaching kids about the importance of the … Continue reading

Words of Encouragement for Mothers – Make a Difference Monday

It’s amazing what a few words of encouragement can do to brighten my day and lift my mood. Even reading an article that is not written by anyone that I know and is in no way directed at me can have such an empowering effect on me. It’s that feeling of, “Yes! Somebody out there gets it! I am not alone in my struggles! I’m not crazy!” I especially enjoy words of encouragement for mothers since that is typically what I need most. Being a mom isn’t always what I had imagined it to be. The days can seem very long, toddlers … Continue reading

High 5 Today Campaign – Make a Difference Monday

High 5 Today Campaign - Join this kindness campaign to encourage and empower rather than tear each other down. - www.MePlus3Today.com

For a while, I thought the “mommy wars” were imaginary. That they were actually self-inflicted because we were all being too hard on ourselves. We were comparing ourselves to some nonexistent ideal of the perfect mother. This thought came to me when I noticed that highly shared posts on social media are those about ending the “mommy wars.” Seriously, how many times did you see this Similac commercial in your newsfeed? I also often see posts about the struggles of motherhood and how we can all relate to each other. This led me to think that we really are all on the same team. We are all looking … Continue reading

Join Earth Hour 2015 and Use #YourPower – Make a Difference Monday

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Another Monday, and another idea on how you can make a difference! One of my earliest posts last year was about Earth Hour, and I’m hear to tell you all about it again! Earth Hour 2015 is coming up on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time. What is Earth Hour 2015? Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by WWF. During the event, individuals, households, businesses, and communities turn off all non-essential lights for one hour to show their commitment to help the planet. It is used to raise awareness about taking accountability for our ecological footprint. The hope is … Continue reading

The Best Blogging Tip: How to Grow Your Blog – MADM Linkup

The Best Blogging Tip: How to Grow Your Blog - After 1 year of blogging, this is by far the best tip I've learned so far!

*This post contains affiliate links from which I make a small commission. Thanks! Did you know that it’s almost my 1-year-blogiversary? My first post went up at the end of March in 2014. Over the past year I’ve learned A LOT about blogging, and of course, I still have A LOT more left to learn! But so far, the best blogging tip I’ve gotten about how to grow your blog is: Network with other bloggers!   The Best Blogging Tip: How to Grow Your Blog   That’s right, it’s as simple as that. Networking with other bloggers has helped me grow my blog from … Continue reading

“If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock…” – Make a Difference Monday

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." Milton Berle quote - www.MePlus3Today.com

The past week has been ridiculously busy and full of a variety of emotions. Why? Well, I had my last day at my job as an engineer. I was there for nearly 8 years. But really, engineering feels like all I’ve ever known. I decided to be an engineer way back when I was a sophomore in HIGH SCHOOL in order to plan my class schedule to prepare me for college. During my junior year, I took 2 math classes at the same time so that I could take AP Calculus my senior year and head into college with as … Continue reading

Come Along Ponds Link Up 2

Woo hoo! It’s week two of the Come Along Ponds link up! I had a ton of fun getting the ball rolling last week, and I hope you did too.   This week we have a very special guest host from the International Bloggers Association, Sarah! Sarah blogs at Me Plus 3 TODAY. Let’s meet Sarah!   Me Plus 3 Today Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Hi! I’m Sarah, a young mom to 2-year-old twin daughters and an 18-month-old son. I became a single mom when my husband passed away in August 2013. I’ve spent the last year learning a new … Continue reading

7 Tips to Grow Your Blog on a Part Time Schedule + Blogging Goal Update

I am now 6 months into this blogging journey and I’m loving it! I am slowly but surely growing my blog and making it something worthwhile for readers. As I learn more about blogging, the more I enjoy it! And I hope you enjoy seeing the changes and improvements I am trying to make. Of course I’d appreciate any feedback that you might have, just leave me a comment below! Well, 3 months ago, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to get 50 email subscribers in the next 6 months. To be honest, it felt really lofty at … Continue reading