Guest Post from Liz at The Stay Sane Mom: How to Teach Your Kids to Be Kind

Today’s post was written by the very funny and highly knowledgeable Liz at The Stay Sane Mom. https://www.thestaysanemom.com/ Liz is going to break down how to teach your kids how to be kind (hint: show, show, show). Liz is a thirty-something mom with a preteen stepdaughter (and budding Instagram addict), a sparkle-clad toddlernado (who will surely grow up to be a linebacker or a crash test dummy), two large dogs (with a Pinky and the Brain type relationship), a rabbit the size of a Gift Guides

16 Amazingly Doable Ways to Spread Love and Kindness this Holiday Season

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Thank you so very much!!! Hello, PLease know that if you do not have much to give this season remember that letting others care for you is a gift to them!  “The only gift I have to give, is the ability to receive. If giving is a gift, and it surely is, then my gift to you is to allow you to give to me.”― Jarod Kintz #1) Give Best Holiday Gift Guides

Gifts That You Will Love to Give Your Loved Ones

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Thank you so very much!!! “Joy is not in things; it is in us.” —Richard Wagner (1813-1883)Composer Christmas is about so much more than the minutes of unwrapping gifts under the tree, but it's still nice to give things to those we love to show how well we know them and to give ourselves the gift of giving!  Whether it is a gift Gift Guides

The Brilliant Reason to Buy an Extra Ornament This Year

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Thank you so very much!!! When I was a little kid my friend Polly’s mom Carol always gavemy brother and I a Hallmark ornament every year at Christmas.  He would get one with a chess board (chesschampion) or a Simpson’s character (lover of Itchy and Scrathy).  I would get one of a blonde girl holding acat or playing basketball.  Whatever Gift Guides

How to Give Yourself Your Best Birthday Yet (and Feel So Rejuvunated)

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Thank you so very much!!! Well, now that the elections are over and Halloween is behind us I am looking forward to my birthday later this week.  I really know how to treat myself and make the most of the day.  Ever since I was about thirty I have taken the day off work and taken a “Clare Day”. I wake up, take my babes to school, Gift Guides

22 Companies That Give You Fabulous Treats for Your Birthday

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Thank you so very much!!! Hello friends and friends I haven’t met yet ! Do you want to open your mailbox to some fun, sweet pieces of birthday ‘love’ in your mailbox from some of your favorite places to shop?  Here are places that I like to shop at and who encourage me to come in and spend that money honey with birthday treats, Gift Guides

4 More Ways to Make a Difference this Halloween

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Thank you so very much!!! The tender beginnings of Halloween What's the true meaning of Halloween?  Get all the candies? Actually, sweet friend, the true meaning of Halloween was originally meant to remember the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed. In the spirit of all of those inspiring heroes here's my list Gift Guides

4 How You Can Make a Difference this Halloween

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Thank you so very much!!! Behold!  I present to you four special ways to make a positive difference in somebody's life this Halloween #1) Put out a teal pumpkin and let kids with food allergies come grab a safe treat from your home Teal Pumpkin Project Total cost – FREE Total time – Five Gift Guides

Consider these 18 Super Fun Products if You are Looking to Add Some Extra Love, Magic, and Sparkle to Your Child’s Lunch

 *This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Please note I have purchased all but one of these items and have them in our kitchen currently.  Think those amazingly darling bento lunches on Pinterest are out of reach?  Think again my friend.  Here i have compiled a compendium of cuteness for all your lunch making needs.  Skip Hop Zoo Kids Insulated Lunch Box, Gift Guides

How Reading “Lincoln in the Bardo” Helped Me to Love Doing our Dishes

*This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Wow.  Our book club chose to read Lincoln in the Bardo last month.  I’m so glad that my brilliant friend Kath clued us in to this one.  George Saunders has written an incredibly, incredibly beautiful story of familial love and loss that you will not forget. Vogue magazine says that Mr. Saunders is well on his way to becoming our Gift Guides