7 Tips I Wish I’d Known BEFORE I Took Toddlers Berry Picking

If you plan on taking toddlers berry picking, you'll want to know these 7 tips before you go! So helpful! www.MePlus3Today.com

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links. If you read my Summer Bucket List post, you probably saw that berry picking was an activity I wanted to try. I had never been before, and it seemed like something the kids might enjoy. So around the end of June, at the peek of strawberry season in our area, we ventured out to a local u-pick strawberry patch! It really was quite the adventure! I think it was one of the first times since Chaz died that I took all 3 kids out, by myself, to a place that wasn’t … Continue reading

My Kids LOVE Frozen, Do Yours?

“For the first time in forever…” Violet will sing along to the Frozen Soundtrack. “That’s your song, Mommy,” Charlotte will say.Yes. Yes it is.That is my favorite song on the Frozen soundtrack. I’m not ashamed of admitting it, because I bet most of you probably have one too! So ‘fess up! What is it? 🙂I often catch myself singing around the house. The girls will say “That song’s not on, Mommy!” I’m not sure if they are trying to tell me that I’m not that great of a singer, so I should stop… Or if they think I can only … Continue reading

Good Quote, Bad Quote – Monday Mourning Widow Series

In the days, weeks, and months after my husband, Chaz, died, I would spend my lonely evenings browsing Pinterest. I would search for and read an endless amount of poems and quotes about grief and loss. And I would cry my eyes out the entire time. It was almost therapeutic for me. Disclosure: For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links. I suddenly found that I could so easily relate to these heartbreaking words. It seemed as if each one illustrated exactly what I was feeling. They opened me up, and allowed the grief and sadness to come pouring out. While I … Continue reading

7 Ideas to Help Your Child’s Teacher

7 Ideas to Help Your Child's Teacher - Real answers from real teachers that will REALLY make a difference! - How to Help Series - www.MePlus3Today.com

I’ve been thinking a lot about teachers lately. They put in a lot of work and resources to help children learn and succeed. Often, their efforts aren’t always recognized. So let’s change that! Why not help your child’s teacher provide a wonderful learning experience to your children? I have several friends who are teachers. They love what they do, and they are amazing at it too! Plus, I can remember the impression my teachers made on me when I was in school. The majority of them were really great, and I think they made a big impact in who I am today. From my … Continue reading

7 GREAT Ideas to Try This Fall + A GIVEAWAY!

Are you ready for the Football, Fall, and Back to School, Ya’ll! Pinterest Party I mentioned last week? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain… As I work towards my goals of growing this blog, I’ve been experimenting with using different avenues for promotion. One successful method has been giveaways! I guess people just LOVE winning FREE STUFF! 🙂 So once again, I’ve partnered up with several other bloggers to host a very unique giveaway. It’s called a “Pinning Party,” and prizes include a $25 gift card to Amazon.com! So here’s how this party is … Continue reading

5+ Ideas to Help a Widow – Monday Mourning Widow Series

Well, it’s now been over 1 year since my husband, Chaz, passed away. Like I mentioned in my One Year of Loss post, I just can not find the right words to describe how I feel about that. Despite that, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on the past year. In the weeks immediately following his passing, people would ask “How can I help?” or “What do you need?” But at the time, those questions seemed impossible to answer. There wasn’t a single person that could give me what I needed, because what I needed was my husband … Continue reading

Coming Soon: Pinning Party Giveaway

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Guess what? I’m participating in ANOTHER giveaway! Woohoo! **This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Click here to read full disclaimer.  I’ve partnered with 8 other bloggers to host a virtual pinning party on August 22 through August 23. By participating, you could win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. If you want a chance to win, just click the image above to visit the Football, Fall, and Back to School, Ya’ll! Pinterest Board and follow the instruction on how you … Continue reading

Monday Mourning Widow Series #1: Bad Days

In my post about One Year of Loss, I mentioned that I was going to begin a series specifically about widowhood. Well, ta-da! Here it is! 🙂 Posts for this series will go up each Monday. This was so I could be super creative and use my alliteration skills… Hence, it’s called the Monday Mourning Widow Series! (Yeah, I said “hence.” Fancy, huh?) What I am about to share for the first post of the series, was actually written about 2.5 weeks ago. I’ve had it in draft status because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share it. But … Continue reading


Back to School Giveaway – You Could Win $500 to zulily!

My kids aren’t old enough for school yet, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t noticed that it is “Back to School” season. And I love it! Back to school shopping just makes me feel young again, as I reminisce about the time spent picking out the perfect Lisa Frank folder and sparkly pink pens. So I can never resist the urge to pick up a few back-to-school items, for old times sake! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. The best part is, there are so many good … Continue reading

One Year of Loss, but I’m Just Not Ready…

I just wanted to take a few moments to explain where my heart and my head are this week. On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, it will be 1 year since my husband, Chaz, passed away. I’ve seen it referred to as a “deathiversary.” But I do NOT like that word. I’ve just been calling it “the 1-year mark.” Obviously, the past few weeks have been extremely difficult. And as this impending week began, my emotions have been running haywire. As I mentioned in my post The Truth About Young Widowhood, I want to be open and honest about life as … Continue reading