Teachers do so much for our kiddos all year. So I like to give them a gift to show them how much we appreciate them just before they hand them back to us for summer.
But I also try to stay with a strict budget. Because with so many teachers between homeroom, art, music, dance, swim, etc… the list can get pretty long.
Life is hectic. And moms’ lives can be a downright circus. But one thing that can contain and manage some of that crazy is planning.
I’ve been meal planning for years and frankly couldn’t get by without it. It’s a life saver for my time, my budget and my sanity.
When Earth Day is around the corner, you see a lot more tips and posts about being kind to Mother Earth, like this post right here. 🙂
But wouldn’t it be great if we thought and acted like this all the time? You can! Here are a few changes you can make in your life today and every day to be a little kinder.
I would start off each pay period with the best intentions. I promise I did. I even followed my own advice and used my Cashless Budget Tracker, budgeted for expected expenses and tracked spending in each category.
Yet so many times I would come up short and have to dip into savings or rack up more credit card debt to get us to the next paycheck.
So, what was happening? Sabotage. Self-sabotage. Ugly, messy, make you want to kick your own ass sabotage.
The one thing that kept my budget train hurtling off the tracks was my failure to plan.
I’ve created a lot of party printables over the years as my kids’ tastes change. Check out these previous Unicorn & Pokemon printables… and more party ideas here.
This year it was all about Fortnite for my son.
Is your child obsessed with llamas lately? My daughter sure is!
Every so often, it seems some new adorable animal starts popping up everywhere putting us on cuteness overload. And lately, it’s the llama.
So I created these adorable valentines for my daughter to give to her friends this Valentine’s Day, as well as a few more for the unicorn and pineapple lovers (because we both love those too!).
And each one has a positive message about being yourself, being strong & kind… and being llamazing!
Who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day?! Especially as a kid… with all the candy!
I love making unique valentines for my kids each year.
Check out these others: Pretty Printable Valentines With A Positive Message, Unicorn Lollipop Valentine Printable & Pokemon Card Valentine Printable.
This year my son is obsessed with Fortnite, so I made a few options for him that tie into the game.
If you have a Fortnite obsessed kid, you can download and print these right at home. So easy! And much more affordable than the valentines sold in stores!
Getting in shape, getting healthier, losing weight or some version of that is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. It’s also one of the hardest to stick to.
I’m all for any motivation that helps you get those tennis shoes on and get out the door. And one of my fitness motivations is to rock a cool tank top.
Here are some of my favorite fitness shirts and downloadable SVGs so you can make them for yourself.
This year I’m completely changing the way I give Christmas gifts.
It’s important to me to give gifts that don’t contribute waste or harm to the planet. And buying from companies that help make life better for people and creatures around the world is an even bigger win.
Here are a few ways I’m trying to give more eco-friendly gifts this year. (more…)