Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Four years ago, we began the tradition of The Elf on the Shelf. We thought it would be a fun idea to do with our daughter. It all began well, Trixie our elf, moved nightly and came back to a new spot. Then it happened, I fell asleep and forgot to move her. I had to frantically think of a reason since my daughter didn’t misbehave. I basically told her the elf has a cold and couldn’t go away. We often struggle with Elf on the Shelf ideas and came … Continue reading

A Simple Christmas

A Simple Christmas

Have you thought about having a simple Christmas? A holiday season without the stress, without going all out on decorations, events, and gifts. Consider celebrating a much simpler Christmas this year. By scaling back, you just might find more joy this season. As an added bonus, when you keep things simple, you have a lot more time to enjoy everything this special time of the year has to offer. You don’t need to empty your bank account to make it special. A Simple Christmas When I think back on Christmases … Continue reading

Boost Your Motivation – Anxiety and Depression

Boost your Motivation

Motivation is a complex concept for many people. In spite of having big dreams or wanting to accomplish a specific goal, taking the steps necessary to reach the end results can seem impossible. Sometimes just finishing a tiny amount feels like all you can do. Wipe the idea of accomplishing anything greater, right off the list. This is strikingly true if you suffer from anxiety or depression. These mental health conditions zap the energy, happiness and will from your body. You may find yourself unable to accomplish even the basics of … Continue reading

Getting Parents Involved – Children’s Education

When we involve ourselves in our children’s education, there will be many benefits. Kid’s tend to achieve better grades, test scores, and attendance. Getting parents involved with school activities and events allows us all to be winners in the educational system. Getting Parents Involved How can you become more involved in your children’s education? As busy parents, it isn’t always easy to find extra time in your schedule for added school events. Sometimes you may think you have nothing to contribute but nothing is too small. Volunteer Throughout the school … Continue reading

Sometimes Christmas Sucks

Christmas Sucks

Some years are wonderful with few worries and plenty of everything. Others are leaner, more stressful, and just plain sad. In the good years, the holidays are a lot of fun, but during the sad times, we may not enjoy Christmas all that much, but that is why sometimes Christmas sucks and that’s ok. Sometimes Christmas Sucks There’s a lot of stress put on us by society to be “merry and bright” during the holidays. We’re magically supposed to be in a good mood on Christmas no matter what’s going … Continue reading

6 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Hostess Gift

During the Holidays, many of us are out and about visiting friends, neighbours and family to share in the holiday spirit. While you don’t have to take a gift to the person hosting, it is always nice to show your thanks with a hostess gift. If you know the hostess well, it will be an easy decision on what to choose. If not, here are a few ideas that should cover any hostess or host. 6 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas Disclosure: The links and products in this post may be affiliate … Continue reading