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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 2022

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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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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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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Bucket List for Couples: 31 Fun & Romantic Ideas

Making time for regular connection with your partner is so important. For parents in particular, kid time can sometimes completely overtake couple time. Don’t forget to balance things out by making time for you and your partner. Use the ideas in this post to create a bucket list for couples that you can complete together. …

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10 Back To School Teacher Gift Ideas

These back to school teacher gift ideas are some of my favorite gift ideas for teachers. They’re thoughtful, practical, and are sure to be appreciated by your child’s new teacher. By the time the kids are back in school, the teachers have already spent hours getting everything ready for their classroom. Not to mention spending …

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Teacher Survival Kit: Simple Back-to-School Teacher Gift Idea

This simple DIY teacher survival kit is the ultimate back-to-school teacher gift idea. Be sure to view the entire post for lots of teacher survival kit ideas, plus a free printable to help pull it all together! We started gifting these to our teachers at the beginning of the school year last year. I had …

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10 Family Camping Essentials: What to Bring So EVERYONE Has Fun

Camping with kids can be loads of fun if you plan ahead and come prepared. I’ve made a list of exactly what to bring on your next family campout so that your camping adventure is a positive experience for everyone. Also, grab our printable Camping with Kids Checklist so you don’t forget anything. Let me …

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All-Time Best Car Organization Ideas for Parents

We scoured hundreds of car organization ideas for families with kids and these are the 17 top, all-time best car organization ideas for parents to keep your car clutter under control. We spend so much time in our car, and believe me…it shows. Crumbs, wrappers, water bottles, orange peels (yes, gross!), school paper, and anything …

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14 Genius DIY Climbing Spaces for Kids Indoor Play

You will love these ideas for creating amazing DIY climbing spaces for kids indoor play areas. Some of these ideas are truly genius and totally doable. Get started on making your own climbing walls, cargo nets, and playroom jungle gyms. Why create a climbing space for kids in your home? Kids have an innate need …

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25+ Fun DIY Backyard Play Areas The Kids Will Love

Give the screens some heavy competition with these kid-approved DIY backyard play areas, guaranteed to provide hours of outdoor fun. I know it’s still winter, but I’m looking forward to some warmer weather and outdoor play time. Sometimes my kids will complain that there’s nothing to do, even when they’ve got a whole yard in …

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