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

5 Reasons the Target REDCard Rocks!

5 Reasons the Target REDCard Rocks - www.MePlus3Today.com

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Thanks! Have you ever walked in to a Target store with the intention of picking up a pack of diapers, and walked out with a cart full of items from the Dollar Spot, a pair of clearance shoes, face moisturizer, and curtains for your bedroom? Don’t feel bad, we’ve all been there! That is why I am so glad I have a Target REDCard! I absolutely love shopping at Target, and I finally decided to … 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

Join the World for Earth Hour 2015 - Will you pledge to turn of your lights for 1 hour? Click for more details! - www.MePlus3Today.com

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

Want to Try ALOHA?

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Have you heard of ALOHA yet? It’s a company trying to make maintaining a healthy lifestyle less complicated. They offer the convenience of delivering great tasting and high quality nutrition. Their product line is full of products that are made from natural and organically grown ingredients.  Over 200 health experts helped in developing these products. On top of that, do not contain any artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or additives. Thanks to the world of blogging, I was fortunate enough to hear that they ore offering … Continue reading

How to Become a Bone Marrow Donor – Make a Difference Monday

World Rare Disease Day was just over a week ago, on February 28th this year. I never would have known this except I saw a few of my Facebook friends change their profile pictures to something similar to the one below. That was a great way to raise awareness because it caused me to look it up and inspired me to write this post about how to become a bone marrow donor for those with rare diseases! The little girl in the picture happens to be my cousin’s daughter. She was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia (FA), which is a blood disorder … Continue reading

12 Outdoor Learning Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

12 Outdoor Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers - So many great ideas to try during spring and summer! I love the printable from #6! - www.MePlus3Today.com

After a lot of snow and record low temperatures this winter, I am definitely ready for spring and summer! Now that I am home full-time with the kids, I am hoping to try some fun outdoor learning activities with them when the warmer weather finally arrives. It is much more fun for all of us to have them learn through play! And as cabin fever sets in, I can’t help but dream of spending more time outside with the kids! We spent a lot of time outdoors last spring and summer, but I wasn’t very creative with how we spent our time. … Continue reading

10 Simple Ways to Practice Compassion TODAY – Make a Difference Monday

10 Simple Ways to Practice Compassion Today - Love how quick it is to show a little compassion each day! I will definitely be doing this from now on! Make a Difference Monday - www.meplus3today.com #1000Speak

Last week was the #1000Speak movement where over 1000 bloggers and vloggers posted about compassion, kindness, caring, non-judgment, and self-compassion. I didn’t have a post ready in time, so I spent the day sharing as many posts from these wonderful people as I could via Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. I had planned to focus my post on compassion based on how The Free Dictionary defines it: “deep awareness of the suffering of another accompanied by the wish to relieve it.” While working on another project, I stumbled upon these 10 reliable sites that allow you to do a very small part to relieve suffering somewhere in the world. And … Continue reading