Skip the New Year’s Resolution… Make a SMART Goal Instead!

*This post contains affiliate links from which a make a small commission from purchases made. Thanks! Well, 2014 is coming to end and we’re heading full speed into 2015. It’s about this time of year when almost half of Americans begin making those “New Year’s Resolutions.” You know, they are typically something like “To lose weight,” “To get fit and healthy,” and/or “To get organized.” And how often are these resolutions accomplished? According to Statistic Brain, only 8% of the time! Since the odds aren’t really in your favor of achieving your New Year’s Resolution, why not try something different … Continue reading

Surprise Letter from Santa & Official Nice List Certificate

This post contains affiliate links from which I make a small commission from purchases made. The other day, each of my kids received a wonderful surprise in the mail. A letter from Santa and a certificate explaining that they made the Official Nice List!!! Seriously, it didn’t come from me! I don’t know who it’s from, although I do have a suspect in mind… And that is what makes this so much fun and such a special treat! If  you want to make another child and parent’s day, surprise them by sending one of these out. And don’t ever admit … Continue reading

16+ Ideas & Activities for New Year’s Eve with Kids

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Disclosure: This post of Ideas & Activities for New Year’s Eve with Kids contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today, at no additional cost to you. Thanks! Once you have kids, the way you celebrate New Year’s Eve tends to drastically change. When Chaz and I were younger, in our pre-kid days, we would go to fun parties, or even throw big parties of our own. Activities would revolve around friends, food, and a lot of drinks! But after having kids, we stayed home and were in bed before midnight! That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I was looking … Continue reading

Dream of a GREEN Christmas: How to have an Eco-Friendly Holiday

Thank you BuyGreen.com for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. The holidays are here! It’s the time of year for family gatherings, food, and presents! But along with those fun and enjoyable things, there can also be a lot of waste. After the many parties, trash cans are full of disposable dishes, product packaging, and gift wrap. And as someone who is passionate about the environment, this isn’t something I like to see. I want to share that it is still possible to have a great holiday season, while being eco-friendly at the same time! I have so … Continue reading

10 Toddler Gift Ideas They Will Love!

This post of 10 Toddler Gift Ideas They Will Love contains affiliate links, from which I may make a small commission at no additional charge to you! Thanks for the support! Has your toddler ever received a wonderful toy gift that they loved when they opened it, only to have it end up at the bottom of the toy bin, or pushed to the back of a shelf somewhere? Maybe they loved it and played with it for a day or 2 (or even just a few hours!), but the “new” factor of the gift quickly wore off. Or maybe … Continue reading

Act of Kindness Idea: Christmas Gift Wish List with MyRegistry.com

Thank you MyRegistry.com for sponsoring this post! All opinions given are entirely my own.  Every day, I walk through our living room and look at all the toys the kids have. They have more toys than they know what to do with! But they aren’t really old enough to want any more toys either. They just don’t realize how much is actually out there yet. It’s me who wants for them. Around Christmas, it’s me making their gift wish list. It’s me asking for more stuff for them.  But this year, I’m going to do something different. I am going to … Continue reading

4 Ideas for a Healthy Halloween

*This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small commission on purchases made from these links, at no additional cost to you. Read full disclaimer here. Thanks! I’ve talked about it in my post with 14+ Halloween Party Game Ideas and my post with 26 Unique Halloween Costumes for Twins or Siblings, but I’m going to mention it here again: I love Halloween! It is just a really fun holiday, when we get to dress up like somebody/something else, put up spooky decorations, and of course, indulge in some sweet treats! But if you don’t want to go overboard … Continue reading

26 Unique Halloween Costumes for Twins or Siblings

For your convenience, this post about Halloween costumes for twins or siblings contains affiliate links from which I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you.  One of the best parts of Halloween is dressing up! It has always been so fun to come up with creative Halloween costume ideas. And now that I have kids, I am constantly trying to think of original, coordinating Halloween costumes for twins and siblings. I figured I needed to get them in while I could, before the kids were old enough to start picking out their own costumes! I mentioned … Continue reading

14+ Halloween Party Game Ideas!

14 Halloween Party Game Ideas - Love these for my kids' class parties and fall festivals!

Just so you know, I LOVE Halloween! Whether it’s playing a game at a Halloween party, dressing up (like these 26 costume ideas for twins or siblings), carving pumpkins, or eating candy, I enjoy it all! So, I’m super excited to bring you this round up of over 14 fun Halloween Party Game Ideas! One of the reasons I love Halloween so much is because it has always had a special meaning for my late-husband, Chaz, and me since our sophomore year of college (14 years ago! Yowza!). It was at a Halloween party that I started to like him … Continue reading

Daycare Teacher Appreciation Gift – High Five to a LEGENDARY Teacher!

*Disclosure: Post contains affiliate links. As I’m sure many of you know, last week was Teacher Appreciation Week! And if you didn’t know, well, now you do! 🙂 I think Teacher Appreciation week is usually the first week of May.  I know I usually begin thinking about it when spring starts to roll around. As always, I pin LOTS of Teacher Appreciation gift ideas (you can find my board by clicking here).  But it’s always a little tough, because right now, our teachers are daycare teachers.  And sometimes it seems as if all the great ideas out there don’t necessarily … Continue reading