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Top Affordable Fitness Products 2021

Staying healthy and fit are a priority to most women today and the pressures of eliminating excess baby weight postpartum is a burden too many of us bear. Unfortunately, the cost of going to a gym, or purchasing home equipment for weight loss and strength-training activities can really add up and put a pinch on your bank account. This can set us up for depressing mood swings, or feeling hopeless to losing the weight. Thankfully, there is hope! Taking a few moments to browse the web, I’ve found some sure-fire ways to bring back a smile in the weight-loss realm. Wouldn’t you love an encouraging boost to get your daily fitness routine back on track and still stay within a healthy budget? Here is a selection of fabulous fitness finds that should be easier on the budget and inspire you to knock that postpartum weight off in a flash. Many…

Tips and Tools for Staying Organized and Focused in 2021

It’s the new year, and that means it’s time to get organized and plan for an amazing year! I’m motivated and ready– are you? In order to accomplish your goals this year, you need to get organized. So let’s jump in and learn about tips and tools for how you can stay organized and focused in 2021! Tips and Tools for Staying Organized and Focused in 2021 This simple organizational tips will help you find ways to stay organized and focused for this year and beyond! Plan In all things, plan. I know this may seem obvious, but it’s the single most important factor in whether a person meets his or her goals and experiences success. Success and achievement do not happen by accident. Planning takes many different forms and impacts every aspect of a person’s life.  The first step is to have a planner. This can be a traditional…

Christmas Cookie Roundup – Festive & Fun Christmas Cookies

These fun and festive Christmas cookies are a delicious way to get everyone in the holiday spirit this year. These cookies are cute, easy to make, and super tasty. These holiday cookies are also a fun way to get the kids and the family involved with holiday baking. As everyone gathers in the kitchen to create and decorate their favorite Christmas cookies, just think of how many memories will be made! These cute Christmas cookies are perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings, or just to enjoy as a sweet treat throughout the day during the holidays and festivities. Don’t forget to leave some out for Santa! 1. Christmas Wreath Cookies These Christmas wreath cookies are shaped and decorated like a beautiful red and green Christmas wreath. 2. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Simple and delicious, these easy to make sugar cookies are cut out into holiday shapes and decorated with a…

Gifts for Kids Who Love to Help in the Kitchen

Having kids who love to cook is a blessing. If you start teaching them while they’re young, by the time they are teenagers, they’ll be comfortable enough in the kitchen to be cooking for themselves on a regular basis. Part of helping grow their confidence is making sure they have their own supplies to use for their cooking adventures. Working side by side with you is easier when they have their own tools to use. If you are looking for holiday gifts for kids who love to cook, then you’ve come to just the right place! I absolutely adore having kids in the kitchen. In fact, I put a list together of some great gifts for kids who love to cook. Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook – One of the best parts of cooking with kids is the opportunity to get them to try healthy foods. Just like with…

Kids 8-12 Christmas Gift Guide

As we get closer to the holidays, we start putting our Christmas lists together. It’s important to make sure that everyone is covered. For me, buying for the preteen kids is always the hardest. They are just old enough to be starting to have definite ideas about what’s cool and what’s not. They don’t have that wide-eyed excitement about Christmas anymore, and they are already educated consumers! When you’re shopping for savvy preteens, you need to think outside of the box. Let’s face it; you’re old and out of touch. If you’re trying to buy the latest music release on CD, you’re already doing it wrong; preteens are going to want streaming music. And sometimes, you want to put a little more thought into a gift than just buying a gift card…again. So for Christmas this year, I decided to put together this educational gift guide, focused on kids who…

Toddler Christmas Gift Guide

I love having toddlers around at the holidays. It’s like this time of year was tailor-made just for them. Those wide-eyed looks on Christmas morning, the excitement on the days leading up to that magical morning, and the screams of joy as they unwrap their presents just make me so happy. I love shopping for gifts for preschoolers as much as I love seeing them experience the holiday. However, I know that not everyone finds buying Christmas gifts for preschoolers as easy as I do, so I’ve put together this gift guide to make it easier for you! Whenever I’m shopping for Christmas gifts for preschoolers, I like including both toys that help them learn and toys that are just pure fun. For toddlers, play is work. Whether it’s imitation play, playing with others, imaginative play, or simply engaging their brain in some kind of stimulating activity, participating in play…

Simple Halloween Homeschool Crafts That Are Cute – Not Spooky!

If you’re looking for super simple Halloween Homeschool Crafts that are cute and not spooky at all, you’re going to love these simple craft options. With the Halloween season right around the corner, you can easily find a way to give your child that Halloween feels without giving them the worries as well. All of these Halloween Homeschool crafts are fun and easy to do and are great for a wide variety of ages. Crafting together is a great way to bond so find time to sit down with your child and craft away with them as well. They’ll love the time together and you’ll love the creative time! Simple Halloween Homeschool Crafts That Are Cute – Not Spooky! All of these simple Halloween homeschool crafts are ones that any age can do. Some might need a bit more assistance than others but that’s what you’re going to be there…

Super Fun and Creative Halloween Toddler Activities

Are you looking for some awesome Halloween Toddler activities that are certain to bring out the giggles and creativity? When it comes to the Halloween holiday, there is so much fun to be had! And since Halloween is a different experience for each child, it’s important to have a wide range of activities for all of them to do. I’ve gathered up some of the best toddler activities for Halloween that they’re really going to love! Fun and Engaging Halloween Toddler Activities These activities are fun, tasty, and silly, too! You can rest easy knowing that your child will have fond memories that aren’t scary when they think of Halloween time. Make Spooky Popcorn Balls Even though the word spooky is in the title, there’s really nothing spooky about these delicious popcorn balls. Your toddler will love being able to help make these popcorn balls with you! Plus, since they’re…

Fun and Fabulous Family Costume Ideas for Halloween

I think we can all agree that family costumes for Halloween are the best. Not only are they fun to plan out, but you can easily have everyone in the family get in character and join in on the fun. And since we have so many ideas for families no matter how many people live in your family or not, finding a fun Halloween costumer for everyone can really be a lot of fun. Some families really get into it as well, dressing everyone up from dad all the way down to the dog. And as long as you have a character for everyone to be, why not? It’s a fun way to get the family excited about Halloween and it’s a good excuse to get dressed up and ready, too! If you’re looking for some fun and simple family costume ideas for Halloween, you’ll have some great choices on…

Cute and Adorable DIY Halloween Masks (simple, too!)

With Halloween right around the corner, the time is now to start thinking about all the costumes and masks ideas that you can make at home. Luckily, you can easily make homemade masks and other fun Halloween ideas that kids and adults can wear. And what I’ve found over the years is that it isn’t hard to do! All you’ll need are a few simple supplies to get started and you just might find that you and your kiddos have the coolest DIY Halloween masks on the street! Don’t forget to check out this awesome post about 10 Halloween Treats You Can Whip Up In A Jiff. Halloween treats are the best! How can I make my Halloween mask more comfortable? This is an important question to keep in mind! The last thing that you want is to have a mask that isn’t comfortable or just doesn’t fit at all. In…