Why Mindset Matters

Why Mindset Matters
If you asked me four years ago about mindset, I really wouldn't have had a clue. I've learned a lot in the past four years, about myself, about the world, about healing. And one of the most important areas that keeps coming up, and interweaving all of these other things together, is mindset. But what is mindset, and really, why does it matter so much? And maybe most importantly, what can you do to improve your mindset?

Simply put, mindset is your beliefs about yourself and your personal qualities and abilities. It is also your beliefs about whether you can grow and change those qualities and abilities, or if you are "stuck with what you've got". Truthfully, whichever camp you fall into, growth mindset or not, it's true. Because if you believe you are stuck with what you've got, why would you put any effort into improving? But I am living proof, and have seen hundreds of others as proof too, that if you believe you can change and grow, you will. Even if you are somewhat skeptical, but have a deep desire for growth, great things can happen. But how?
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Importance of Date Night

Importance of Date Night
I got triggered again last week. My husband said something that was poorly worded, I took it personally, lashed out at him, triggered him, he got defensive, which triggered me even further, and before we knew it we were both angry and hurt.

This used to be a daily occurrence, consistently triggering each other by our reactions, continuing into a downward spiral until we were yelling, crying, or not speaking. It happens far less now, but it still happens sometimes. And what we've learned over the past few years is that when we start to trigger each other, when we start to react out of hurt and anger and insecurity, it probably means our quality time is lacking. When we look back on the past month, the evidence speaks for itself. 
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Ultimate Mom Binder Review

Ultimate Mom Binder Review

Like most moms I know, when it comes to keeping a clean and tidy house, it’s kind of like a train wreck. I know a few moms that have super tidy spotless homes, but that is the exception, not the majority. I hope, for your sake and your family’s, that you are in that minority group that seems to have all your stuff together. But if that’s not you, I've got you!

A few weeks ago a friend posted a live video launching a free video course to help moms get their house and life under control. I know this girl, and I can say that she is one of my favorite people to follow because she is actively investing in herself and her family’s future through personal development. She recently launched a homeschooling blog, and it’s already doing great. Honestly, she’s someone I aspire to be like.

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The Real Reason for Clutter

The Real Reason for Clutter
For quite some time, I’ve known that I have a clutter problem. Really I can look back as far as age 19 and know that I felt I had too much “stuff”, but that I just couldn’t let go of much of it. Looking back on my childhood though, it definitely started younger than that, I just didn’t really realize it until I was living, and moving, on my own. Packing up boxes and boxes of “stuff”, living in an apartment for a year or two, then packing and moving again, just to realize you still had boxes that had NEVER been opened at the last place, will really show you that you have more than you need. But still, I couldn’t let go.
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3 Tips for Succeeding with the Envelope Budgeting System

3 Tips for Succeeding with the Envelope Budgeting System

Welcome to week 2 of our Envelope Budgeting System Series! If you missed week 1, you can go back and find it here. Look for links at the bottom of this page when future weeks are published! This system has been working for people for years, who have struggled to stick to a budget but want to find a way to reach their financial goals, or sometimes just get by. We have had this system in place for just two months, but it has already made a big difference in our lives. Over the past couple of months, we have found that there are a few things that have made this system most effective for us. Read on, and then share your own ideas with us!

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