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

5 Ways to Help a Retail Employee this Holiday Season & Beyond!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with Ways to Help a Retail Employee this Holiday Season contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks! The holiday shopping season is in full force! Are you ready to handle the parking lots, the crowds and lines, and the sales? If you think shopping during this time feels hectic, imagine what it must be like working through it all! What customers encounter is only a snippet compared to what the employees must endure. So I felt this was the perfect time to focus my “How … 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

Single Parents: 7 Tips to Help you Cope {Guest Post}

I’m honored to have another wonderful guest blogger, Carolyn Bond. She runs How to Bring Up Great Kids, a parent coaching website. She is sharing tips that helped her cope as a single parent.   ***************   You’re on your own all of a sudden, whether you’re separated or widowed. Your whole life has changed, especially the future, and it hits you in the gut so hard that it takes your breath away. From disbelief to anger to depression the stages evolve differently for each person. Eventually, strength comes to the fore and energy comes back. You soldier on. I know, because … Continue reading

5 Ways to Teach Kids that They Can Make a Difference

Disclosure: Special thanks to I See Me! for sponsoring this post with 5 Ways to Teach Kids that They can Make a Difference. For your convenience, affiliate links are included.  If you regularly read my blog, you will probably know that I am passionate about making a difference in the world. I love to do acts of kindness and help others. I understand that it is partially due to my personality, but I also believe that it is a value that can be taught. So, I plan to pass my passion for helping others on to my kids. I want to teach … Continue reading

6 Things Married Couples Need to do to Prepare for Unlikely Death of a Spouse

6 Things Married Couples Need to do to Prepare for Unlikely Death of a Spouse

For your convenience, this post to help married couples prepare for death of spouse may contain affiliate links. I don’t think there is anybody that enjoys talking about the possibility of losing a loved one, especially their spouse. But unfortunately, death is something that will eventually happen to all of us. And what if it happens much, MUCH sooner than you had ever thought possible? Are you prepared? Based on my experience, I think there are 6 things that married couples NEED to do RIGHT NOW to prepare for the unlikely death of a spouse. I know, it is very … Continue reading

Work-Life Wednesday Series – Balancing Work & Life When You’re a Blogger {Guest Post}

Hi Everyone, I am Natasha and I blog over at Epic Mommy Adventures, where I share the ins and outs of being a single parent and sharing advice to other single parents. But I write about so much more – potty training, family fun, toddler adventures, learning and growing as a person – and I even share a few link ups and giveaways to connect others.   In celebration of National Work & Family Month, I’m here today to share my guest post on learning how to balance a full-time job and parenthood, especially when you’re a blogger.     … Continue reading

7 Tips to Grow Your Blog on a Part Time Schedule + Blogging Goal Update

I am now 6 months into this blogging journey and I’m loving it! I am slowly but surely growing my blog and making it something worthwhile for readers. As I learn more about blogging, the more I enjoy it! And I hope you enjoy seeing the changes and improvements I am trying to make. Of course I’d appreciate any feedback that you might have, just leave me a comment below! Well, 3 months ago, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to get 50 email subscribers in the next 6 months. To be honest, it felt really lofty at … Continue reading

Monday Mourning Widow Series #5: 6 Online Resources for Widows

As a widow, it’s impossible to not feel alone. I know that I’m not. I have plenty of supportive family and friends. But I can never completely shake that empty, lonely feeling in my chest. Obviously the main cause of feeling so incredibly alone is the fact that I lost my husband. My other half. My partner in crime. My best friend. The terms of endearment could go on and on. But it’s also because there is nobody that completely gets it. My family and friends have been great through all of this, but they just can’t completely relate or … Continue reading

3 Letter Recognition Ideas for Toddlers

For your convenience, this letter recognition ideas for toddlers post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by I See Me! Even though all 3 kids are still under the age of 3, I can’t help but think of their futures. I just want to give them a great chance for success. And I personally would consider them successful as long as they are happy with whatever they are doing. I don’t have any background in child development, but I believe early literacy skills will help them as they grow up, so they can follow their passions and be happy. As … Continue reading