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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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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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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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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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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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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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Christmas Gift Ideas for Moms: Treat Her to Ultimate Relaxation

The holidays are the perfect time to treat a stressed-out mom in your life to some much-needed relaxation. Consult this list of Christmas gift ideas for moms to get top-rated ideas that are sure to please. She’ll thank you for helping her remember self-care during this busy time of life. As a mom of four, …

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Working Mom to Stay at Home Mom Transition: Lessons Learned

Let me start by saying that I’ve always hated the working mom vs stay at home mom debate. I recently underwent a working mom to stay at home mom transition, and it has opened my eyes more to both sides. I’m here to share with you how it’s going and what I’ve learned from this …

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11 Best Books on Decluttering and Minimalism

Whether you’ve caught the decluttering bug or need some minimalist inspiration to get started, this list of best books on decluttering and minimalism will have you covered. Hear from tidying experts (and regular people) on how to make meaningful change in your life through simplifying. Personally, I love hearing stories of how others have transformed …

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50 Best Slow Living Quotes to Inspire a Simpler Life

I recently went through a deep dive into slow living, which is where my inspiration for this mega-list of slow living quotes came from. I checked out so many slow living books from the library that my husband was worried I was on a mission to make us move to a cabin in the woods …

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Minimalist Baby Registry: Essentials Without All the Clutter

Of all the exhaustive baby registry lists out there, why might the minimalist baby registry essentials checklist be the way to go? One of the most surprising things I found when having my first child is just how much STUFF comes along with inviting a tiny human into your home. It can be quite overwhelming! …

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Minimalist Nursery Ideas (Gender-Neutral Too!)

I have a confession to make: the minimalist nursery we created for our baby is my favorite room in the house. We’ve renovated our kitchen and had our living room designed by an interior designer, but it’s my youngest child’s minimalist nursery that brings me a sense of peace and calm like nowhere else in …

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50+ Christmas Gifts for Minimalists

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. The kindness, generosity, and love that spread joy throughout this special holiday give me a feeling that’s hard to describe. I guess there’s still a strong connection to childhood memories too—something I hope my kids will have when they’re older as well. So while gifts are certainly …

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Facebook Marketplace vs Craigslist vs OfferUp: Where to Sell When Decluttering?

If you’re like me, making some extra cash can be a big bonus of decluttering. But no one wants to waste their time trying to sell items and have them sit around forever after you’ve decided to get rid of them. So where can you have the most success selling—Facebook Marketplace, apps like OfferUp, or …

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