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Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 8

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 8: Bring more than asked. Today we decided to go above and beyond, and bring more than was asked. To start, my son was in charge of bringing snacks to his classroom. He chose vanilla wafers as his first choice, and since it was his half-birthday, […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 7

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 7: Help a stranger in need. Today I had something else planned, but then I stumbled upon a woman in need. Her car was pulled over on the side of the road and she had two young children in the backseat. I rolled my window down […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 6

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 6: Donate to a church. Today’s act of kindness was inspired by one of the sweetest Southern Belle’s I’ve ever met. In the past, she’s even given her full bonus checks to her church – without wanting any sort recognition. In her honor, my husband and […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 5

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 5: Clean up a park. Today I got the whole family involved! Our school needed some help cleaning up the playground and courtyard, so we bundled up on this beautiful Saturday morning, grabbed our yard supplies, and got to work! I really wasn’t sure how […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 4

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 4: Visit a nursing home. Today I did something a little out of my comfort zone… I bundled up my ten-month old and we headed to a nursing home to visit with some residents (none of whom we knew). We crammed a lot into our […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 3

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 3: Buy coffee for a stranger. Today I was inspired by one of my colleagues who is known for her love of coffee – AND – gift cards. I wanted to do something nice for other people and I wanted it to be anonymous. So […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 2

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 2: Help with a fundraiser. This challenge was inspired by one of my coworkers who has four extremely well educated children – and his pride for them shows every single day! I decided the best way to honor him would be by doing something to […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 1

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 1: Donate baby supplies (diapers and food) to a local shelter. For my first challenge, I wanted to do something in honor of one of my colleagues who is expecting her third child. So I called a local shelter that assists families in need, and […]

INCOME REPORT | August 2017

Last month I shared my first monthly income report. And it was hard. Much harder than I thought it would be. Yet, here I am again this month – sharing all the highs and lows.  Although it’s a little less stressful this time around – it’s still not easy! I […]

Show and Tell List from A to Z

Show & Tell Ideas {from A to Z}

For the last three years my children have had to bring a “Show and Tell” item to school every week. And each week, their show and tell had to start with a specific letter. Every-single-week I thought, “we’ll plan ahead next time and be more prepared”. And, just like clockwork, […]

Snack Ideas (from A to Z)

Snack Ideas {from A to Z}

If you have a preschooler or Kindergartner, you may know the agony of trying to find a snack idea that correlates with the “Letter of the Week” curriculum. While our schools never required this, it was always suggested as a fun activity. But how many snacks start with the letter […]

Income Report

INCOME REPORT | July 2017

Part of me can’t believe I’m doing this… Below is my July income and traffic report, along with a recap of my July goals. Something you should know about me – I *hate* feeling vulnerable. HATE it. I don’t want others to see me as weak, or unqualified. And I certainly […]