10 Inspiring Mother’s Day Quotes

Mother’s Day is a time to show appreciation to your mom but, well, sometimes we get choked up thinking about it. In those moments, it’s not always easy to express yourself. So, these quotes might serve as inspiration for Mother’s Day to help you come up with the words to tell her how much you love her. Alternatively, you might show her your affection with flowers, a photo collage or another thoughtful gift.

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Easy Ways to Get Your Wedding Guests to Socialize

We’ve all been to those weddings where everyone stays in groups of people they already know rather than mingling with people they know less well or not at all. While socializing can be scary as it requires putting yourself out there and the fear of rejection, it makes for an atmosphere that is more fun and inclusive when your guests socialize at your wedding reception, after-party and more. I would want this welcoming dynamic for my big day. So, how do brides and grooms encourage guests to socialize among themselves? Get suggestions in this post sponsored by Wedding Photo Swap.

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Taking Care Of What’s Important: You

Women are often last on their list of priorities. You’ll probably help out family, friends, a boss, and colleagues daily before taking care of your own needs. Getting into the habit of putting yourself last is a surefire route to fatigue, stress, and an array of other health issues. To keep going at a fast pace, ensure that your own well-being comes first, much like the plane safety rules of putting your breathing mask on before putting one on your child. You can’t look after those who matter the most if you don’t take care of yourself first. So, now is the time to form great lifestyle and health habits that put you as the focal point, before others.

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Reasons You Are Struggling To Focus And What To Do About It

Are you finding it difficult to focus lately? Can’t concentrate on your work? Perhaps you are mid-task and find yourself looking out the window or even forgetting what you were supposed to be doing? We all go through periods where we struggle to focus and concentrate. The key to overcoming this is to find out why you can’t focus in the first place. Read on for some of the most common reasons for a lack of focus, as well as what you can do about it…

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3 Fun Hobbies to Help You Relax in an Instant

In the modern world, we seem to live in a constant state of high-stress. Therefore, I think it’s important we learn how to relax more! One of the best ways to do this is by taking up a hobby. Bearing that in mind, here are three hobbies that can help you relax in an instant:

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Dating for Older Couples: Is Long Distance Doable?

The reality is that the person who sets your heart racing might not live in the same city or even in the same country as you. Whether you meet on a trip, through social media, or a dating site, it can be tough to deny the sparks. But long distance dating has a bad rap as being difficult to maintain. So, is dating long distance doable? For older couples, their families may even try to talk them out of it. Can it lead to something long-term? These are questions to ask in this post sponsored by Digital Dudes, who compensated me for my honest opinions.

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Celebrating Women on the First Day of Spring and Beyond

Tuesday, March 20th is the first day of spring, which is exciting for this Canadian gal. I’m happy for the warmer weather to come, the flowers to blossom and the many walks to come on local trails. The Vernal Equinox occurs on the 20th in 2018, which is why this date makes the first day of spring. Now the days will get longer, making for more daylight and shorter nights, until June 21 (summer solstice) when the opposite will happen.

Along with the warm and sun of spring days gives me a reason to smile, here are some great events to celebrate women during the spring season:

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What to Include in a Dream Home?

“I think of myself not just as a dreamer, but as a dream chaser.”

~ Sarah Brightman

Not only do I want you all to dream but to go after those dreams! That’s why Sarah Brightman’s quote above speaks to me and so I include it in this post sponsored by Direct Bifold Doors, who compensated me for my honest opinions about their products. All opinions are my own.

Dreams can be about so many things – from career to family and vacations. It can also be about the home you would want to live in one day. Sometimes I think about stepping out of the condo life and into a house. There would be no neighbors above me, and I’d have more room to spread out my pages of writing notes and books to read.

It’s motivating to think now about what I would include in my dream home down the road; it keeps me fired up to keep writing to get to that point! Here are some of the things I would include in that special house one day:

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