• Refresh Your Perspective
  • 6 Solutions to Improve Your Teen’s Homework Completion

    homework refusal

    To solve this frustrating dilemma we need to get to the root of the problem: Why do they not turn in homework? As a middle school teacher I’ve seen many reasons why students do not turn in their homework.  I’ll go over the main ones I see and give you strategies to tackle the problem.  […]

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  • 9 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

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    You don’t need to go all out to have fun and celebrate with the ones you love on Valentine’s Day. The trick to making the day special is to make it out of the ordinary – something different. It’s even better if you do something thoughtful that’s out of the ordinary too. Women weigh in […]

  • Inspiration & Encouragement
  • 3 Movies about Finding Yourself and your Purpose

    inspirational movies

    On Netflix: The Cobbler – a fun Adam Sandler movie about being in other people’s shoes, literally.  I love this movie! Chef– a fun story of a chef who travels in a food cart with his son and friend and learns about what’s really valuable to him: true passion and family.  Won the Tribeca Film […]

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  • Pregnancy Safe Workouts

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    I remember going to one of my first prenatal appointments and expressing my worry that if I jumped around during exercise it would jostle the baby too much.  Was there anything I shouldn’t be doing? She laughed and said to do whatever I wanted.  I was taken back by her flippant response. Really? Anything?  Turns out […]

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  • Best Pregnancy Workout Sites

    fitness pregnant websites

    I wanted to stay active while pregnant but I wanted some help and inspiration along the way.  Here are my favorites websites I visited while pregnant. Being Informed about Exercise During Pregnancy Not sure what you can and can’t do? Want to know the benefits of exercise while being pregnant? Be Fit Mom has great […]

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  • 4 Inspirational True Story Netflix Movies about Overcoming Adversity

      I love movies like these because they motivate me to be a better person.  I always feel humbled, moved, and motivated.  I hope you find encouragement in them too. 1000-1 Cory Weissman Story –An amazing movie about a college student who has a stroke and learns to cope with the disappointment in his basketball […]

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  • How to be More Organized

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    You know the quote by Benjamin Franklin: “A place for everything, everything in its place?”  Well, this is especially important when tackling being disorganized.  Everything needs to have a home.   How do you do that and stick to it? It’s all about routines!  Create a routine that works for you.  I always put my purse in the same spot, and my […]

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  • How to Not Procrastinate…and Get More Done.

    There are things in our lives that need to be done, but for whatever reason, we put it off.  Here are some ways to help you work through that, make progress, and move on. Determine What You Procrastinate For me I let the shredding pile build up.  Who wants to take time to shred ten […]

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  • 5 Easy and Family Friendly Ways to Celebrate New Year’s at Home

    family friendly new year's eve

    It’s almost New Year’s.  Wondering what to do?  Do you really have to do anything?  Nope. Maybe you’re like me – not big into New Year’s parties or imbibing, but up for some low key fun.  If you find yourself wanting to do something different here are some ideas of family friendly activities to do […]

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  • Making the Holidays More Meaningful

    I was fine, content with what I had, but then I created my wish list for my family and felt a nagging feeling of greed grip me. Now suddenly I was thinking that would be nice…and oh that would be great. Ideas of things to add to my life tumbled into my mind. Wait. I […]