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.
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
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.
Whether it’s getting stuck in traffic or getting frustrated with your spouse, we all have moments of anger. It can be hard to slow down those angry thoughts before they seem to overtake us and cause us to say or do things we later regret. Learning how to respond to those feelings without angry outbursts is something that usually needs a lot of practice, but is well worth the effort.
Travel games and activities help make the time pass faster when traveling. Our family likes to have a variety of things to do when we travel to keep boredom at bay. Most of these work great in the car or on an airplane. This list of activities is divided by age range to make it easy for you to find the perfect thing for yourself or your family members. From toddlers to adults, there’s something for everyone.