Baby 2 Toddler

FREE PRINTABLE: ALPHABET RECOGNITION CHART FOR TODDLERS

Hi all! I hope you and your loved ones have been well! Just dropping this blog post with a fun and useful learning tool for parents of kiddies 18 mths to 6 years! Head on over to the blog to download a bright alphabet recognition chart that you can use and refer to as you teach your little one the foundation of phonics and reading. This alphabet recognition chart will help you to track and monitor your child's progress with learning the English alphabet and its sounds. If you've never used one of these simple learning support tools before, no worries, the easy instructions are on the printable and I've added great info and tips in the short post so check it out :).

Blogger Resources, Easy Home Decor, Influencer Resources

CREATIVE SPACES: 25 BEAUTIFUL WALL ART COLLECTIONS FOR UNDER $20

Dressing up a bare wall can make such a huge difference in the look and feeling of your home! Sometimes we do not think twice about what a bright or intriguing piece of wall art can do for our space and mood. Choosing a few great pieces of wall art can also spruce up the areas of your home where you take pictures or shoot videos. Sometimes we think that all things wall art require a huge investment to get great choices but nowadays we can access fantastic pieces of wall art for under $20 in sets of 2, 3, 4 and sometimes even 6 individual pieces that we can add to our space to provide conversation pieces and inspiration. Scoot on over to have a quick look at some of the fantastic options you can find for under $20 per collection!

Blogger Resources, Doing Business, eBusiness Resources, How to Start a Blog, Income-earning, Influencer Resources

FINDING FREE BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR YOUR VIDEO CONTENT

Everyone in the online business world are discovering that video content has quickly surpassed image and text content in recent years - this is absolutely no secret. Whether you are new to blogging and virtual business or have been doing this for several months or years - if you have not started using video content for increased engagement and convenience to your following - now would be a really good time for you to start. Yes, creating video content can be tedious work - but it can really help with your blog or influencer pages. One of the core components of an entertaining video is catchy, tone-appropriate music that compliments your video's subject and feeling. Thanks to excellent mix masters around the internet there are thousands of fantastic free and paid music options available for quick and easy download in a variety of formats (.mp3 being the most popular and compatible).. Let's discover great online resources to find background music for your video content and discuss how t ensure you are legally using any music tracks you download for use your videos.

Hope & Happiness, How to Start a Blog, Inspiration & Motivation, Mind & Body, My Thought-bites

4 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE & AUDIENCE

Like starting any other business, it takes loads of confidence to really get going and to attract clientele so that you can make that business successful. This is absolutely no different with starting a blog if you intend to make it successful, helpful and entertaining. I know that when you are first getting started with the whole process of opening up about whatever topic you have chosen to produce content for it can be difficult to write and feel confident about anything you are saying - you may even think twice before sharing your posts with anyone, anywhere despite knowing that getting eyes on your posts is also vital for success. This is exactly why building your confidence as a blogger or online business owner is super important to becoming a pro in your chosen niche and gaining the attention of a devoted audience. Let's discover 4 great ways to start making you more confident about your blogging abilities so that you can share your thoughts and expertise with others through a great blog that you are proud of and potentially add another income to your life.

Beauty & Style, Fitness for Fun, Mind & Body, Natural Health & Wellness

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SELF-CARE ROUTINES & HOW TO FIT ONE IN

Spending time on yourself, with yourself, and for yourself is the most important thing you can do to forge a happy life for your family and success in your business! If you are unhappy, your family will be unhappy; if you are confident - that confidence will be displayed in every task and interaction you do for and on behalf of the family in addition to your business and the satisfaction of your clients! “Self-care is how you take your power back.”– Lalah Delia Yes, I know you are strapped for time - I have 7 kids & 4 home businesses, home-schooling and a myriad of responsibilities and bills I would rather not think about right now - having extra time does not really exist for me... ... in situations like this, you simply have to MAKE TIME for self-care, and remind yourself exactly why it is so darn important to at least dedicate one day a week to it! Read on if you want to know more about how you can snag some time each week to practice a self-care routine, what to do for yourself during self-care and how to create an effective self-care routine tailored to your individual needs.

Beauty & Style, Fitness for Fun, Inspiration & Motivation, Mind & Body, Natural Health & Wellness

WHY A SELF-CARE ROUTINE IS SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR MENTAL & PHYSICAL WELL-BEING

When people first find out that I am a mother of seven children the reaction is always obvious shock - and I totally get it. Besides thinking I am absolutely nuts; no one is accustomed to mothers of multiple children who do not have bags under their eyes, a slump in their back - or who always have their hair neatly combed while still producing top achieving children who are apparently happier than they even should be. Contrary to popular belief - having children is not a reason to totally let yourself go - it is THE reason to BE YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST! And yes, as mothers we do lack time for ourselves even for the simplest of things; - like taking a pee for example - but one of the many, many things I have learnt from being a mother is this - 'motherhood gets a whole lot more frustrating AND difficult when you allow yourself to look and feel like something the cat dragged in.' As women, as mothers - finding time to put ourselves together each day - and back together each evening before bedtime is vital in maintaining not just our bodies, but also our sanity! I am begging you to not give up on your beauty and your confidence because you are busy building everyone else's! The people who need you, need you at your best! There are just more reasons to fight to find the time for YOU than to give up altogether and I think that understanding the reasons you deserve to practice a self-care routine and all the amazing benefits of having one can truly change your life! So if you are ready to feel more beautiful and confident, and for all that glorious feeling to resonate through your entire being even when tackling the mound of dirty dishes in the sink - read on!

Beauty & Style, Mind & Body

MIND-BLOWING HAIR GROWTH: THE ANCIENT “ROOTS” & BEAUTY BENEFITS OF RICE WATER

Did you know that rice water has the potential to stop hair from falling and breaking? It can also double the speed of your hair growth! This certainly came as a surprise to me when my 16 year old daughter caught wind of this increasingly popular new natural beauty trend. Soon after I personally began to witness my daughters hair transformation I began making and applying a rice water solution to my hair as well to be equally thrilled at the results I have been getting in just 3 short weeks! If you have been trying everything on the shelves to reduce your hair's breakage, you should give rice water a go to help bring your hair back to health - rice water may just be the answer for you! If you have not heard about this miraculous solution for dull, damaged, slow-growing hair then check out this post to learn the history, the benefits and how to make and use your own rice water hair solution!

At-Home Arts & Crafts, Baby 2 Toddler, Kiddie Crafts & Activities, Life & Learning, My Story, Teaching your kids...

THE EASIEST KIDS’ CRAFT EVER FOR UNDER $1: SIMPLE ORIGAMI BOX

I try not to appear too exhausted when my toddler trio (ages 2, 4 and 5) come to me seeking mommy's love and attention, and wanting to do some sort of special activity, just the 4 of us.

Their little eyes and minds get so impressed watching mommy take a flat sheet of paper from her printer as I drag myself away from work tasks for a brief moment to also enjoy their always entertaining company. For days like this, I often turn to a quick and easy little origami craft which never ceases to amaze them; and once I have folded enough boxes for each of my littlest daughters, they happily take the boxes away leaving me with several quiet moments to answer a couple emails before I choose to forget work for the rest of day.

If you are looking for a quick, easy, no-cutting, no-mess, no-clean-up craft to do with young and old children, check this little origami box out.

Hope & Happiness, How to Start a Blog, Inspiration & Motivation

JOIN THE MISSION: 100 SUCCESSFUL WOMEN WHO INSPIRE PROJECT

Lovely day to you and yours! I just had to update you on what has been happening! This is something that has been keeping me up at night and I am so excited to finally be able to share it! I just cannot stop thinking about all the amazing women online in the blogging and influencer world who are just filled with knowledge, experience, splendid tips, advice and motivation. These women and their voices have been shining lights in so many dark moments of my life and their inspiring stories often provided me the drive and encouragement I need in various difficult times of my relationships, motherhood, career, business and blogging journey. The internet is riddled with their awesomeness - you know - their recipes, their arts, crafts, super intelligent ways to save and answers to so many of our problems. In fact, I am now on a mission to gather up and beautifully compile in to a handy eBook the brilliance and beauty of inspiring and wonderful blogging and influencer women around the world so that others can easily access their motivating quotes, thoughts and stories every time a 'picker-upper' is needed! I know I could find all the quotes and stories I need right here on the internet or even write a few myself - but that would not be as much fun or even remotely make the same impact as hearing it from lovely, successful women who submit specifically to be featured in this eBook of life and love and who actively play a part in the creation of its content and energy! As a mommy of 7 daughters I should imagine such a book would be a diamond of a gift for my teens and other ladies all over the world! To read these stories of each climb to success- each witty and proactive journey to exactly where she wanted to be, each beautiful and inspiring story, motto, poem, piece of advice from the brilliant mind of a triumphantly satisfied lady who changed her life through faith and confidence - I simply get chills thinking about it! Would you like to share your thoughts with the world alongside other like-minded and successful women who want to change the lives and empower other women to follow their dreams, work hard, make a plan, stick to it and to not be afraid to step out in confidence even when everyone is telling them not to? I know you have been there too!  If this sounds like you and something you would like to put your name to; join our mission by adding your story, your, voice and your unique contribution to this wonderful compilation of total confidence and female intelligence - let me tell you more about what we are up to now!

How to Start a Blog, Income-earning

FREE DOWNLOAD: GET THE PERFECT PRIVACY POLICY FOR YOUR BLOG OR ONLINE BUSINESS

Hi there!

I am quickly stopping in to leave you with this fantastic and free, downloadable Privacy Policy template that you can use for your blog or website to ensure you have the legal bits and pieces in place as required.

I am not sure if you have heard, but it is very important to make certain that your blog or website has all the vital legal documents in a visible location for your visitors - these policies, terms, disclaimers, disclosures and others protect your site users AND you, your blog and your business.

The Privacy Policy is extremely important because it clearly explains what happens to your visitors data and it also reminds them that their use of your site means they are okay with the way the data is handled. Your Privacy Policy also assures your visitors that you will make every effort to protect their data and you will also not sell it, of course!

If you do not have a Privacy Policy on your blog or website - or perhaps the one you do have needs a little updating - please feel free to download and customize a copy for your use!

Through these little downloadable efforts I am hoping to help make sure all bloggers and business owners online have what they need to operate a safe, compliant online company where our visitors know and understand how we process and protect any information that they leave behind or provide on our sites. Okay, enough chatting, be my guest and grab your fully editable copy of this Privacy Policy template.