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15 Family Friendly Shows on Netflix Worth Watching

Sometimes it can be relaxing to just watch some TV. If parents are tapped out or everyone is bored and stuck inside, Netflix can be a godsend—entertainment at your fingertips. There’s nothing wrong with using Netflix as a form of family relaxation in measured doses. Netflix nights can also make for some good family bonding …

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How to Get Motivated to Clean and Declutter When Feeling Overwhelmed

My house has been known to suffer from CHAOS—Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome. We have four kids, and we do a lot of living under our humble roof. We’re not tiptoeing around all day. We’re a real family living a happy, messy life. In addition to a messy family, I also have anxiety, which can …

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How to Teach Your Child About Different Cultures: 11 Fun Ways

Learning about other cultures is a great way to teach children to appreciate the diversity of our human world. By recognizing and celebrating our differences, you can help raise a kind child who respects others and makes them feel welcomed and valued. Educating children about other cultures is one way to fight against racism and …

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7 Compelling Reasons for Living a Slow and Simple Life

It can seem confusing when we fill our lives with so many things that are supposed to make us happy, yet we end up feeling completely burned out instead. The hustle and bustle of life today can take its toll mentally and physically. Is your gut telling you it’s time for a reset? Living a …

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Mom Guilt: Why It Plagues Us and How to Fight It

The biggest surprise I’ve had from motherhood is what a beast mom guilt can be. I had never experienced such a recurring feeling of personal deficiency before, especially from something I put so much heart and energy into. Practically from the moment I became a mom, mom guilt was there—a voice in my head telling …

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Spring Word Search: Free Printable Activity Sheet for Kids

This free printable spring word search is a fun way to welcome the new season and get excited about all that spring has to offer. We’re excited to share this new printable for kids because we love word searches, and we *really* love spring! Sure, there’s rain and mud, but the burst of colorful new …

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50 Body Confidence Quotes to Inspire Self-Love

According to some research, 86% of women are not satisfied with their body. Further, only 2% of women worldwide would describe themselves as beautiful. These numbers are shocking, but they’re not hard to believe based on my own personal battles and the barrage of media messages we continually receive. I’m so thankful for the body …

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21 Smart Ways to Make Life Easier for Busy Moms

Being a mom is the most exhausting, wonderful job I’ve ever had. It is hard work. Some days, I don’t have much left in the tank. As a mom, it’s too easy to feel like you’re failing at everything (you’re not). Even the best of us aren’t immune to mom burnout. There’s just so much …

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Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages

Grab the free download for this adorable collection of Valentine’s Day coloring pages. Choose from a cute kitty, a baby otter, a heart rainbow, and a Happy Valentine’s Day coloring sheet! We added to our collection of free printable coloring pages with this set of Valentine’s Day coloring sheets! Kids of all ages will enjoy …

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Valentine’s Day Color By Number: Free Printable PDF

Print this free Valentine’s Day color by number coloring page featuring two cute little lovebirds for kids to color! Are you ready for some Valentine’s Day fun?! I’m excited to share this cute Valentine’s Day printtable with you since I know how much you love coloring pages. We recently started adding color-by-number sheets to our …

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Minimalist Mom

Moms spend so much of their time and energy caring for others. On Mother’s Day, of course they deserve a treat! But what do you get for the minimalist mom? Not to worry—I’ve got you covered with great gift ideas that will warm the heart without cluttering the house. Also, a special note that I …

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How to Write a Personal Mission Statement With Examples

Whether you work in a business or not, learning how to write a personal mission statement can benefit you. I’m not talking about a mission statement that guides your career—I mean one that is a navigational tool for life. A personal mission statement can be your compass as you make everyday choices as well as …

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Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers 2021

Educational toys for toddlers and preschoolers don’t have to be complicated, loud, or annoying. In fact, after parenting four kids, I’ve learned simpler is often better. This post contains a curated list of educational toys that parents and kids are sure to love. I’ve spent hours scouring the reviews so you don’t have to, and …

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100+ Fun Holidays for Kids to Celebrate in 2021

A little celebration can brighten just about anyone’s mood. We’ve assembled a massive list of fun holidays for kids to help children and their parents enjoy offbeat holidays all through the year. Celebrating holidays like “Tongue Twister Day” or “Howl at the Moon Day” can be great bonding experiences for families. Our free printable calendar …

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35 Best Family Bonding Activities To Be More Connected

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives can cause us to feel disconnected from our family members. Especially with the amount of screens in our lives, it can be challenging to find ways to bond as a family. On average, American kids spend over 7 hours per day looking at screens, which may …

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How to Downsize Your Wardrobe With Ease

You’re not the only one wondering how to downsize your wardrobe. It’s a shockingly common problem: our closets are overstuffed yet we have nothing to wear. Surveys have shown that our bloated closets are making us sad, making us late, and wasting too much of our time. Just take a look at a few of …

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Relieve Emotional Burden With a Forgiveness Letter

Being able to forgive can improve your own mental and physical health. As good as this sounds, it doesn’t mean forgiveness is easy. Most of us are painfully aware of how difficult it can be to forgive someone who has wronged us. Forgiveness takes strength and practice. Writing a forgiveness letter is one method you …

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Indoor Climbing Toys for Toddlers With Endless Energy

If your toddler is anything like mine, they are full of energy practically every waking moment. Sometimes I feel like a human jungle gym for my toddler to climb on. Our couch has become a toddler trampoline and launching pad—watch out dog! During times when you can’t get outside or to the playground, indoor climbing …

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100 Fun Questions to Ask Your Significant Other

Taking time to foster intimacy as a couple can help keep your relationship strong. Especially when you have busy daily lives, with work or kids, it’s important to make some dedicated time to reconnect. This list of 100 fun questions to ask your significant other can help you do just that. Have you also tried …

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50 Encouraging Quotes About Fresh Starts

I have a lot of hope for the new year, though I think fresh starts can begin any time. These quotes about fresh starts may be especially useful for anyone who has recently gone through a major life event, such as: Breakup or divorce Grief and loss Move Illness or trauma Career change Moving forward …

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Benefits of Gratitude Practice and How to Get Started

Aside from practicing kindness, practicing gratitude is probably one of the best things you can do to boost happiness in your life. The mental and physical health benefits of gratitude practice are impressive. It seems so simple—can it really work? And what are some of the most effective ways of practicing gratitude? We’re going to …

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Thanksgiving Color By Number Printable Kids Activity

Print this free Thanksgiving color by number coloring page featuring a cute little turkey who is ready to celebrate! I can’t believe how close we are to Thanksgiving! We are celebrating with family this year and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone, especially my niece who just had a baby…is there anything more exciting …

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Thanksgiving Word Scramble: Printable Activity for Kids

Here’s a printable Thanksgiving word scramble activity sheet you can download and print at home! This is a fun and challenging Thanksgiving activity for older kids. If you’re on the hunt for some easy fun Thanksgiving activities for the kids, you’ve come to the right place. Printable kids activities are so useful to have on …

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75 Powerful Affirmations for Self-Love

Self-love isn’t selfish; it is key to living a happy, healthy life. That doesn’t make it easy. It takes time and practice to cultivate a positive relationship with yourself. Affirmations are personal declarations that can be used to shift negative thinking to more positive and productive thoughts. I’ve assembled this collection of affirmations for self-love …

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Joy vs Happiness: What’s the Difference?

(This post contains affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Tips are based on personal experience and should not be considered medical advice. Many of us spend our days seeking happiness, but is that …

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