2023
  

My Meditation Experience & How You Can Get Started Too

Meditation can seem strange or unfamiliar at first- that was definitely my meditation experience in the beginning! I've found that it can be both weird and transformative! In this post, I'll share my meditation experience and the benefits of meditation that I've discovered along the way. Continue to the end of the post to see two videos on the subject!

my meditation experience - how to get started


Meditation can feel weird at first. Initially, it may seem like you're not doing anything, and you might question the point of sitting there in silence. But if you're able to let go of those thoughts and just focus on your breath and being present in the moment, you may start to experience a level of peace that comes with being mindful and aware.

7 Easy Nightstand Organization Ideas for a Clutter-Free Bedroom

If you're tired of waking up to a cluttered and chaotic bedroom, your nightstand may be to blame. It's amazing how much of a difference a little organization can make in your space. Don't worry if the thought of decluttering your nightstand feels overwhelming. I have seven easy nightstand organization ideas that will make tidying up a breeze!

I also have a video with a simple step-by-step process for night stand decluttering and cleaning motivation here:


Continue reading for some additional organization ideas!

Rainbow Cookies

This rainbow cookies post became very popular so I created a recipe tutorial with pictures of how to make these cookies if you would like to check it out and try making them yourself!
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In honour of St. Patrick's Day one year, we made some fabulous rainbow cookies! :)


Rainbow Cookies
Rainbow Cookies


A Valentines Day Countdown for Kids

Check out this Valentines Day Countdown for kids! I've included instructions to make your own Valentines Countdown and a couple of lists of Kid Friendly Valentine's Day Activities and FREE Valentine printables for kids!

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For Valentine's Day this year, I wanted to do some fun things with my kids so we put together this Valentine Countdown for Kids! There is a little envelope for each day and inside is a little note, with a valentine activity for the kids or the family to do together that day, in preparation for Valentine's Day!  I'm excited about the things on our list (which I will share in this post)!

Valentine's Day Countdown Activities for Kids

Rock Climbing Accident - Ankle Injury

Before we were a week into 2023, I had an ankle injury from a rock climbing accident! 

We got a family rock climbing membership in the summer and it turned out to be an excellent family activity- both for exercise and for building camaraderie!  We decided to pause our membership & reactivate it in the new year to use rock climbing as an indoor activity during the part of the year when weather is not so nice for spending time outside.

So we reactivated the first week of January, and that week during one of our visits, the accident occurred. Here's what happened:


If you want the whole detailed story, watch the video above. For a summary, read on:

Family Goal Setting (with Worksheets)

For several years, we've been holding a little family meeting where we all sit down and do a couple of worksheets to help us to figure out some goals for the year (and beyond).  This post includes family goal setting worksheets and approaches. 

We've tried several different goal-setting approaches throughout the years and there are a few goal setting worksheets we've found to be most helpful for brainstorming what you want your goals to be.

Free Printable Family Goal Setting Worksheets

This year, we broke these steps up into more than one family meeting, to make them more tackle-able and to give us some extra time to think about the next step.

If you're more of a video person, I've explained much of what I've written in this post in this video:


I hope sharing these ideas will give you some ideas & inspiration for how you'd like to approach goal setting in your family!


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