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How to Start a New Habit (and a Free Printable Habit Tracker)

This free daily habit tracker printable can be used weekly or monthly for 30 or 60 days. I made mine fun by putting stickers on the numbers instead of crossing them off. Simple and easy to use in your planner or bullet journal. Blank minimalist vertical template for any habit. Great PDF ideas for kids to track healthy habits like personal fitness.

In 2018, I had an amazing streak going: I walked every single day for over 240 days. And then I hurt my knee weight lifting and broke my toe when I stubbed it on a dumbbell, (All the injuries came from weight lifting!) and I couldn’t walk for a few days which turned into a few weeks. I’ve walked close to five days a week since my foot and knee healed, but it’s been hard to get back into the everyday habit. Most days I walk, but some days I don’t, choosing grad school work or blog work or homeschool … Read more

4 Free Printable Easter Basket Scavenger Hunts for Kids of All Ages

Free printable active Easter basket scavenger hunt for Easter morning - A treasure hunt is a great way to find your Easter basket. These hunts for little kids and non-readers, big kids, tweens, and teens use pictures, rhymes, and riddles as clues. Awesome active fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary kids, middle schoolers, high schoolers, tweens, and teens. Great for families at home. Non-religious and Jesus-centered. Easy and challenging clues using both indoor and outdoor spaces.

  In 2016, my older daughter and I read Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter in which Pinkalicious and her brother get sent on a scavenger hunt by the Easter bunny. They end up in her bedroom, discovering a huge basket full of goodies. You can guess what is coming, right? Grace, who was 9 at the time, very quietly asked me if our Easter bunny might send her on a scavenger hunt. She knew that the Easter bunny wasn’t real by then, but she was still little enough to hope for some magic and fun on Easter morning. I gave a noncommittal “Maybe,” and … Read more

Free Printable Coloring Bookmarks

Free printable black and white bookmarks for adults and kids to color - These cute drawings include motivational and inspirational quotes. Girls and women will love these floral and sketched DIY bookmarks.

My sweet 8-year-old, Allie, is just discovering a love of reading. She has never really enjoyed books before now, but the switch has flipped, and she loves to have me read to her whenever we can sit down together. Allie’s favorite book right now is the ICB Bible, followed closely by Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham and Karma Wilson’s wonderful and plentiful bear books. We read them frequently, and I’m hoping that she will figure out some of the words in Green Eggs and Ham as her reading improves. Allie also loves the computer, and she saw me making … Read more

How to Start A Journaling Habit

How to start a journaling habit - Whether you need ideas and inspiration for journaling for anxiety, depression, or just because, here are thoughts on improving your mental health by writing in a journal daily. This awesome creative guided journal is great for older children and students.

Eight years ago, as 7-week-old Allie lie in a hospital bed, struggling to breathe and fighting off RSV, I sat in her darkened room, praying and designing journal pages in Photoshop. My intention at the time was to start an indie business, creating and printing journals for shipping all over the world. I finished 68 journal pages that long week, each with a prompt and some kind of graphic, and bought fancy 32 lb premium paper in a specialty paper shop, and then – nothing. I never got around to actually making the journal prototype. Some other shiny thing caught … Read more

2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge

Free 2019 reading challenge for adults - Great list of book ideas and tips for reading more. Includes free printable chart and bookmarks. Perfect for a month or for 52 weeks of the year.

Last Friday, I shared a huge list of 50+ fiction and non-fiction books that I hope to read in 2019. Maybe I won’t read them all (um… I definitely won’t read them all!) but I want to make a concerted effort to read as many as possible – as long as the reading stays fun and interesting. 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge Because I have such a long list of books to read, I created a fun way to track what I’ve read and encourage myself to read more: the 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge resource pack. CLICK TO … Read more

30 Best Quotes From Our Favorite Children’s Books

Best inspirational quotes from kids books and children's literature - These famous and not so famous truths are from Roald Dahl, Harry Potter, and many more. Includes free printables. Awesome life lessons for the heart.

We are a reading family. We own more than a thousand books (well over, if you’re counting), and we read daily. We also listen to a lot of audiobooks, especially when we’re in the car. We’ve started listening to the Harry Potter series recently which has spurred a new obsession in my children. They now watch Harry Potter YouTube videos and play Harry Potter pretend games and Harry Potter Barbies and Harry Potter Legos and are already begging to be Harry and Hermoine for Halloween. I like that they get so into their stories, but I don’t remember a commitment … Read more