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

6 Ideas to Help You Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with these 6 unique ideas that will make a big difference! Love how these go beyond simply recycling! Can't wait to give them a try! - www.MePlus3Today.com

*This post 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 compiled several simple, unique, and low-cost ideas that you can do to celebrate Earth Day this. A lot of these will not only help the environment, but they will benefit your wallet, too! I’m going to celebrate … 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

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

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

All You Need is Love – Make a Difference Monday

All you need is love. ~The Beatles Quote - www.MePlus3Today.com - Make a difference Monday

With Valentine’s Day last week, the Make a Difference Monday Linkup was full of LOVE! So, I thought for this week, I’d share a few posts that I loved reading! Because like the Beatles say, “All you need is love.” My favorite post was Love is My Religion from Be a Warrior Queen. I love how she said that she can “practice love every second of every day.” Plus, I noticed she had a #1000Speak tag in her Twitter post, which I am also participating in! Stay tuned for this Friday, February 20, 2015 when bloggers flood the internet with posts … Continue reading

1000 Voices Speak for Compassion – Make a Difference Mondays

1000 Voices Speak for Compassion

Within the past week, something incredibly awesome has happened. An amazing new initiative called 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion has begun! This movement began when Yvonne Spence, after reading about so much devastation around the world, put a call out to get 1000 bloggers together to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring, and similar topics on the same day. And the response was overwhelming. Within 48 hours of that question, the group was already halfway there! And it continues to grow! As I’m writing, there are now over 800 people taking part in #1000Speak movement. The date has been set for February 20, 2015. I don’t … Continue reading