Welcome Participants!

I’m so excited to welcome the newest participants to sign up for the 2nd annual Kindness Challenge! Last year we had over 80 people sign up to participate. This year we are currently at 66 participants. Help me spread the word and get as many people to sign up to commit to this kindness movement by sharing this post! I personally encourage you to invite those in your inner circle to participate. Your partner, children, siblings, parents, friends, coworkers. They don’t have to be bloggers to participate, they can participate using social media.
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Share Your Gratitude!

Happy Sunday everyone! I say words of gratitude regularly throughout my day but Sundays are dedicated to sharing them with you! I want to encourage you to share something you’re grateful for in the comments. If you want to take it a step further, tell someone why you’re grateful for having them in your life. ❤ Continue reading “Share Your Gratitude!”

13 Reasons Why

Have you seen the new show on Netflix 13 Reasons Why? It’s a must watch in my opinion. It’s about a teenage girl that leaves tapes behind explaining what led to her committing suicide. I think this is one of those shows that parents should watch with their teens. I’d even go as far to say this would be something I’d like to see watched and discussed in health class. Continue reading “13 Reasons Why”

Cheating, Character, & Consequences

As a parent, I know that the best way to teach my kids is to lead by example. I make sure to keep the line of communication open and have heart to hearts with my girls regularly but it’s what I do that they really remember.

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

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Cultivating Joy

Something I was actually surprised about once I overcame my battle with depression was the feeling of joy. It wasn’t something I was familiar with or new how to identify. It made me feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. I didn’t know how to interpret it and thought it was surely the calm before the storm. Surely something awful was about to happen and I was too distracted to see it coming.  Continue reading “Cultivating Joy”

You Create What You Believe

I was watching a webinar by Sue Bryce as I tended to my house today and there were so many great pieces of wisdom shared! Sue Bryce is an amazing photographer but what I love about her most is that a lot of what she talks about can be applied to any industry and life in general. One thing that particularly stood out to me was something she said specifically in relation to money. A lot of times photographers, artists, creatives and entrepreneurs in general struggle with how much to charge. In addition to the cost of doing business, you have to place a monetary value to your time. Part of that has to do with your self-worth. It can be really easy to make excuses or convince yourself why you aren’t earning more, doing better, or booking more clients. Sue said something so simple yet so profound. Continue reading “You Create What You Believe”

Courage & Confidence

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One thing I’ve learned is confidence is a byproduct of courage. If we wait until we’re fearless or completely confident to take risks, make tough choices, or pursue opportunities it’s counterproductive. Continue reading “Courage & Confidence”

Creativity, Curiosity & Children

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as a mom is that my kids have just as much to teach me as have to teach them. My children often remind me to look at the world through the eyes of a child. I love how curious children are. They look at the world with a sense of wonder and amazement. They ask a lot of questions and want to learn, explore, and experience everything around them. I also love how creative children are. Kids are great problem-solvers. They can often come up with solutions to problems because they aren’t caught up with details, technicalities or limitations. Continue reading “Creativity, Curiosity & Children”

A-Z Challenge | Theme Reveal

Last year I participated in the A-Z Challenge and it was the perfect way to help me meet my blogging goal of posting daily. I got to meet a lot of bloggers in the process, discover new blogs to follow, and make some great connections! This year’s theme won’t be too surprising because it’s in line with what I already write about… self-discovery. Last year I prepped and had posts written and scheduled to post at least a week to 10 days ahead of time. This year, all I have is the prompt based on the letter of the alphabet. I haven’t had time to prep as I’ve been working hard on the final stages of getting my book ready to publish, building my business, keeping up the blog, not to mention all that comes with real life 😉  Continue reading “A-Z Challenge | Theme Reveal”

Cyber Games, Connection & Quality Time

I’m not sharing the actual article because I haven’t been able to determine if it’s legit or not but, I think there’s a very strong message in it for parents whether it’s true or not. There are a few articles circulating about a game being played on the internet by teens. They find out about this game on social media through hashtags and join. The goal of the game is to commit an act a day for 50 days and send a photo to the host as proof. The final act is to commit suicide.

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