How to Make it a Summer of Kindness with your Kids!

Learn how to Make it a Summer of Kindness with your kids this year!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post about How to Make it a Summer of Kindness with Your Kids contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks! As the school year ends, there is often a lot of talk about the “summer slide.” This is of course referring to that percentage of knowledge children lose over the summer months. Of course, preventing this is very important. And it looks different for each grade level. With my kids going in to kindergarten and preschool, we are playing sight word games and heading to the … Continue reading

Adorable Tooth Fairy Ideas and Traditions

Adorable tooth fairy ideas and traditions for when your child loses a tooth! Includes tooth fairy pillows, tooth fairy boxes, tooth fairy letters, tooth fairy certificates and more!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with tooth fairy ideas and traditions includes affiliate links to support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks! Just after my twin girls turned 5, I noticed that one of Violet’s teeth was wiggly. Of course, I panicked and thought it was way too soon to have a loose tooth. I took to Facebook like I usually do when I need advice from other moms, and of course, I found out it was totally normal and this was pretty much the same age as a lot of other kids started getting … Continue reading

Tips for Shopping at Kids’ Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips for shopping at kids' consignment sales so you can save money!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with Tips for Shopping at Kids’ Consignment Sales may contain affiliate links. It always seems like my kids are growing at lightning speed. Sometimes it is almost like they have a super power where they can outgrow their clothes overnight! Am I the only one who feels this way? That is why I do not like to spend a lot of money on their clothes. As a young widow and single mom of three young children who need new clothes every season, I simply can’t afford to fork over the big bucks on clothing. … Continue reading

Tips for Pricing Items for Kids’ Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips to Price Your Stuff so it Sells!

I have 3 kids who are at a stage in life where they are growing like weeds. So I’m always looking for affordable ways to get their clothes, shoes, and even toys. That is why I absolute LOVE kids’ consignment sales and mom-to-mom sales. Over the past 3 years I have been a seller and a shopper in 6 kids’ consignment sales. Now I am getting ready for my 7th sale in a couple weeks. So I have learned quite a bit about what it takes for a successful sale. And I’m sharing what I have learned with you! This post … Continue reading

Tips for Prepping Items for Kids Consignment Sales

How to Rock Kids' Consignment Sales - Tips to Prep Your Stuff so it Sells!

Kids are constantly growing out of their clothes, shoes, and even toys! What do you do with all of that stuff they no longer need? If you are frugal like me, a good idea is to sell it in kids consignment sales or mom-to-mom sales. I have participated in 6 kids consignment sales over a 3-year period as a seller and a buyer. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve been pretty successful at getting rid of the “old” in order to make money (and room) for the “new.” To help you out, I’m sharing what I’ve learned with … Continue reading

Things a Young Widow’s Kids Say that Break Her Heart

Things a young widow's kids say that break her heart. A young widow not only grieves for herself, but also for what her children lost.

As a young widow, I’ve been a single mom for most of the kids’ lives. My husband, Chaz, passed away when our twins were 19-months old and our son was 4-months old. Raising the kids after losing Chaz has been, and will likely continue to be, the most difficult thing I ever do in my life. With the kids being so young when they lost their daddy, they obviously didn’t understand the concept of death yet. And because of this, I never knew how to handle their “grief.” Unfortunately, I know that as I struggled with my own grief, I … Continue reading

11 Unique Gifts for Preschoolers

11 Unique Gifts for Preschoolers! My preschoolers LOVE these ideas! And I love that these gifts foster imagination, build fine motor skills, and more! Save this list for birthdays and Christmas!

[Disclosure: For your convenience, this post of Unique Gifts for Preschoolers contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks!] We are very fortunate to be surrounded by people who are will to give my kids gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions. As I look around the kids’ playroom, I see so many unique gifts for preschoolers. And since I’m someone who loves to shop second-hand sales, I’ve also found a lot of interesting toys that I never would have thought of if I was browsing online or at the store. … Continue reading

9 Facebook Pages for Widows to Follow

Disclosure: This list of Facebook Pages for Widows to Follow contains affiliate links, which help support this blog at no additional cost to you. Thanks! Not to state the obvious, but being a young widow is hard. And lonely. It often feels like there is absolutely nobody out there who understands what you are going through and how you are feeling. But in reality, there are actually a lot of young widows out there just like you. They might not be your next door neighbor, but thanks to the magic of social media and technology, you can connect with these other … Continue reading

11 Children’s Books to Read this Earth Day

11 Books to Read this Earth Day - So many good books to teach preschoolers and toddlers about helping the environment! - Earth Day books for kids - Books about Earth Day

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with children’s Earth Day books contains affiliate links, from which I make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!  With April being Earth Month, and Earth Day on April 22, I began focusing our kindness discussions being kind to the earth. As I started talking about Earth Day with the kids, my 4-year-old asked, “But what can the little kids do to help the Earth?” As Super Why would say, “When we have a question, we look in a book!” So, we have spent a lot of time reading Earth Day books to learn … 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