The Power of Optimism and Pessimism

How can both optimism and pessimism have power? You’ll probably assume the power in optimism means it’s positive and good. While in contrast the power in pessimism is negative and bad. That’s partly true. However if we take a look at how both can impact our mental health, we’ll find that they can have a…

How to Increase Your Income as a Busy Mom

Guest Author: Virginia Cooper Being a stay-at-home mom is an incredible opportunity not to be taken for granted. However, sometimes you need a little extra money in the bank. Whether you’re busy at home or head to an office for work, you’re a mom who puts in a lot of hours. Maybe you’re having trouble making…

Let’s Talk About Courage

Can you think of something courageous you did when you were a kid? I remember standing on a diving board at my neighbor’s pool and trying to stir up the courage to take that jump. My sisters were in the pool telling me to do it. My toes were curled over the board and as…

Kindness Matters and Doesn’t Cost a Thing

The world feels like a crazy place these days. Sometimes it seems like we’ve completely lost our way. People are arguing in the grocery stores over masks. You can’t talk about politics without it turning into a heated debate. We still have COVID-19 cases surging across the country. Senseless acts of violence are happening more…

Being a Working Mom During a Pandemic Part III

We’re about to hit a milestone I never imagined we’d cross. It’s been almost one year since we went to remote work and online schooling. How can that be? It was a mid-March shift in 2020 many thought would be temporary. I figured we’d be working remote for a few weeks and then return to…

5 Ways to Build a Positive Mindset

Being positive is not about rainbows, butterflies and starry skies. It’s a attitude of optimism, a focus on the good and a way to look for solutions to life’s problems. We have so many things coming at us each day, especially when we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. The amount of stress we’re…

Setting Goals During a Pandemic

2020 proved to be a year of chaos, uncertainty and great sadness because of Covid-19. It’s been almost one year since I moved to remote work and started the social distancing odyssey that is still ongoing. Nobody really knows when we will return to normal or what the new normal will look like. I suppose…

Book Review: Resilience

Written by Linda Graham, Resilience includes guided exercises designed as resilience brain-training. You will not only feel empowered after reading this book, you will also have the tools to continue to help you master life’s ups and downs. Resilience is a learned ability to cope with any level of adversity. We all have challenges each…

4 Strategies For Learning Beyond The Classroom

Parents know that kids are always primed for picking up new skills. Taking advantage of your child’s innate ability to explore and learn can help them hone their academic abilities. Whether your child is struggling or needs new ways to stay busy, these strategies can help. Use Technology to Expand Horizons Most children are familiar…

How To Find Inspiration When You’re Just Not Feeling It

Inspiration can come at any time and from anywhere. It can also feel like it’s lost in the uncertainty of the times were experiencing now. We can easily get bogged down with online school, remote work and the thousand things dragging on us each day. I have felt that lack of inspiration many times over…