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

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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.

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14 Tips to Stop Anger and De-Stress

14 Tips to help you de-stress in moments of anger. Easy ways to slow down your thinking and regain your balance so you can be happy and let the anger go. Don't let anger control you. Learn to control your anger.

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.

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25 Travel Games and Activities for All Ages


Fun travel games and activities to pass the time when traveling, whether by car or plane. Categorized by age group, from toddlers to adults, plus fun activities for the whole family.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.

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10 Tips for Potty Training a Reluctant Toddler

When potty training doesn't happen in a "magical" 3 day weekend and progress seems slow and hard, don't give up! Just adjust your expectations, give it time, and try to be patient. It will happen. Here's 10 tips that worked for my reluctant toddler.

For some of us, potty training doesn’t happen with just a 3 day potty training weekend. I’m not sure that’s truly reality for anyone, but when your toddler isn’t moving along as fast as his friends or your other children did, it can be frustrating. You might wonder if he/she will EVER be potty trained! Now that I’ve finally made it to the other side with my youngest child, I can confidently say that IT WILL HAPPEN.

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