90+ Positive Affirmations For Parents

Positive Affirmations For Parents

If you want to change the way you think and feel, start by changing the words that you tell yourself.

How you choose to think about things rewires the brain and changes your subconscious mind. If you constantly tell yourself negative things, your brain will subconsciously look for evidence to support your theory, and prove yourself right.

The opposite is also true – when you start focusing on the positive – even if you don’t entirely believe it at first, over time you’ll find your mood improves, and your outlook on your life improves as well.

Make an effort to repeat some of these positive affirmations to yourself each and every day, and watch how it transforms your life!

We have broken these up into a few different categories, so pick the ones that matter most to you!

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Should You Buy Or Rent Your Modem From Your ISP?

Should You Buy Or Rent Your Modem From Your ISP?

Should you buy your own modem, or opt to rent one from your internet service provider?

ISPs such as Comcast make lots of money on their modem rental programs, so you can be certain that they’re going to encourage you to pursue that option. But does it actually make financial sense, and is it the best option for you and your family?

In this article, we’re going to cover the pros and cons of renting vs owning a third-party modem, and why you may want to choose one over the other.

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Struggling To Conceive? Stay Sane With These 6 Tips

Struggling To Conceive? Stay Sane With These 6 Tips

Struggling to conceive when you finally feel ready to have a child is an incredibly difficult thing to go through, and can be difficult for anyone.

From feelings of personal failure to worries that things will never get to work out for you, it can be an incredible source of pain. That two week wait feels harsher each time you go through it, and it may feel like there is never an end in sight.

Fear not however, because temporary struggles do not mean that parenthood is out of reach. And while it may take some time, there are some things you can do to ease the pain and stay sane until that happens.

In this article, we’re going to go over our top 6 tips to keep in mind while trying to conceive, which have helped us personally as we strive to become parents too.

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6 Money Values To Teach To Your Children

6 Money Values To Teach To Your Children

Talking about money is tough, and financial troubles can be one of the greatest causes of stress within households.

Therefore, it is a topic that many parents choose to avoid, or only touch upon lightly when educating their children.

Yet, money is important – and instilling positive values about money, while simultaneously teaching how to make, save and invest it certainly aids towards your child having a financially successful feature.

Over the last 10 years, I have been fortunate to work with many bright people from all walks of life. From tech startup entrepreneurs to the ‘millionaire next door’ types who carefully saved their way to financial independence, I’ve learned a lot.

The one thing in common is that people think about money differently – and were taught differently by their parents.

In this article, I’m going to briefly cover some of these common values, many of which you may want to consider adopting passing along to your children as well.

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11 Benefits Of A Kindle Over Regular Books

11 Benefits Of A Kindle Over Regular Books

Purchasing a Kindle was one of the best decisions that I’ve made this year.

Not only am I reading significantly more, but I actually find the entire experience better – and I was the type of person that didn’t feel like I’d convert over to an e-reader.

In this article, I’d like to share all the benefits of making the investment, and why I consider the Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis to be such a fantastic purchase.

Note: This article contains no affiliate links – this is my pure, unbiased opinion.

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Noelle Movie Review And FAQ

Noelle Movie Review And FAQ

With the spirit of the holidays upon us, it’s time for us to delve in and start focusing on some of the Christmas movies we’ve yet to see!

One of those is Noelle, which is now streaming on Disney+.

But is this movie worth your time, or even suitable for children at all? Despite being a Disney movie, the answer is only ‘maybe’, and in this Noelle review we’ll explain why.

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Why Index Investing Is The Ideal Choice For Busy Parents

Why Index Investing Is The Ideal Choice For Busy Parents

You may know the importance of investing. Yet as a busy parent, the idea of it can seem incredibly overwhelming – even scary.

Between the fear of losing the family’s money, the complexity of the stock market, and the amount of time it seems like it takes to do it properly, it’s no wonder that so many people avoid investing entirely (outside of the 401K or IRA contribution dealt with through your employer.)

However, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Learning to pick stocks properly takes a lot amount of time, but there’s a better way – a method of investing that’s extremely popular, requires very little financial knowledge, takes almost no time, and you can get started with in under an hour.

It’s called index investing, and I’m going to explain why it’s so valuable in this article.

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How To Ditch Cable And Replace It With Streaming Services

How To Ditch Cable And Replace It With Streaming Services

If you’re looking for one very effective way to cut down your monthly expenses, one thing you may consider looking at is your cable bill.

If there’s one area of mainstream entertainment that has changed dramatically in the last 5 years, it’s got to be television. Now that we have a near-endless library of on demand content at our fingertips, it may be time to reconsider traditional television at all.

Yet before you cut the cord and terminate your cable contracts, you’ve got to ask yourself some important questions about your family’s TV usage. Far too many people end up spending just as much on streaming services as they did on cable, and in some cases even more! And with the rise of competing platforms, this may become even more of an issue in upcoming years.

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6 Benefits Of Going On Walks As A Family

6 Benefits Of Going On Walks As A Family

These days, it feels like parents are busier than ever.

Work carries over into home, you’re constantly running between the store, appointments and meetings, and of course you can’t give up quality time with the kids.

It can be stressful, and cause you to feel overwhelmed. Time with your partner may be sacrificed, and you may not have any safe outlets for your stress.

After starting a daily walking ritual with my partner Amara, I noticed that I just felt good during and after our walks. So, I started looking into the research. We all know that exercise is good for your body, but what are the emotional and relational benefits that walking provides?

How can taking walks as a family benefit not only your own peace of mind, but strengthen your relationship with your partner and your children?

Here’s what I found out.

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5 Mental Benefits Of Cold Showers

5 Mental Benefits Of Cold Showers

The effectiveness of cold showers has been highly debated in online circles.

While some people believe that the benefits are nothing but a myth, other people swear by them – and believe that cold showers alone have significantly changed their life.

While science suggests that there may be some true physical benefits to showering cold, I believe that the strongest benefits of this practice are entirely psychological.

In this article, I’m going to cover 5 mental benefits of taking cold showers, and why you may consider trying it out for yourself as well.

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