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! - www.MePlus3Today.com

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

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 www.meplus3today.com

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 www.MePlus3Today.com

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

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! www.MePlus3Today.com

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

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

The Emotions of Infertility – My Journey, Part 2

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

For your convenience, this post on the Emotions of Infertility contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today. Thanks! As I mentioned in a previous post, this week is National Infertility Awareness Week®. It runs from April 19 through April 25, and was created to raise awareness about infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. With the theme for the week being “You are not alone,” it was suggested to share stories of infertility. I began sharing my story in part 1 of this little series. In it, I detailed much of the clinical aspect of my journey through … Continue reading

Weather-Themed Word Tracing Printables

Love these FREE weather-themed word tracing printables! Great idea for a weather learning unit this spring & summer for preschoolers! - www.MePlus3Today.com for Totschooling.net

Last week, I was honored to be able to write a guest post for Totschooling, an amazing blog full of early learning ideas, activities, and resources. For the post, I decided to share several weather-themed word tracing printables that are perfect for preschoolers. Because it is spring, and summer is just around the corner, I decided to focus the worksheets on common weather types for these seasons. The 6 types included on the word tracing printables are: sunny, raining, thunder, cloudy, lightning, and windy. All letters are upper-case. I might try to create a lower-case version soon! My 3-year-old twin … 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