10 Ways You Can Fight Depression

The best way to fight depression is to take action, even if it's baby steps. These ideas will help you or a loved one fight depression or SAD. Free printable chart.

‘Tis the season when depression often steps up a notch. Cold, dark, wintry days when it’s hard to get outside for sunshine and fresh air create a recipe for seasonal depression and major depression to set in stronger than ever. However, there are things we can do to fight it! I created this visual to remind my family members of what we can do to help ourselves when we are feeling depressed. The best way to fight depression is to take action, even if it’s baby steps. Therapy and medication can be very helpful, but not all inclusive. These ideas can sometimes be enough without needing therapy and medication, and they can be great supplements in addition to therapy and medication.

Read more

10 Incredible Benefits of Gratitude

Why does gratitude matter? See why devoting a little time and energy to actions of gratitude can improve your life! Plus tips on showing gratitude.

You may have heard the saying “have an attitude of gratitude”. Or “a grateful heart is a happy heart.” There is something behind the advice to count your blessings. Being grateful opens the door to joy and contentment with life, even through times of trial and stress. Gratitude doesn’t always come naturally, but practicing gratitude has many proven benefits. These benefits include:

Read more

The Ultimate Moving Checklist Printable Guide

Moving day is fast approaching at our house! I created a moving checklist so that I don’t forget to do anything important. I’m a checklist kind of person. Checklists help me manage my stress and feel more in control. I use them for grocery shopping, vacations, around the house to-do lists, and Christmas shopping. So of course I need a moving checklist. That, coupled with my packing supplies will help this move go smoothly and keep my nerves intact. Here’s my checklist, followed by a printable pdf version you can print out and use.

Read more

6 Keys to Move Past Failure to Happiness and Success

Part of learning and living life is making mistakes and failure. Check out these tips on how to move on and not let failure control your happiness in life. You are not your mistakes!

Part of learning and living life is to make mistakes and experience failures. I love the perspective I get from this quote by Henry Ford, “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” If we keep trying, gain understanding and insight about ourselves and what we’re trying to achieve, then failing simply propels us toward something better.

6 Keys to Move Past Failure to Happiness and Success

Read more

The Ultimate List of First Chapter Books

Finding first chapter books that kids enjoy can make or break their love of reading. These 25 favorite chapter books are divided in two reading levels, grades 1-3 & 2-4, making it easy to find the right book. Most are book series, giving kids tons of reading fun!

Finding enjoyable first chapter books for growing readers can make or break their love of reading. My kids are all avid readers and many of these are some of their favorite books that we have on our bookshelves. I’ve divided the list into Easy Beginning Chapter Books, for grades 1-3, and Chapter Books for grades 2-4.

Read more

%d bloggers like this: