If you’re looking for fun workouts for kids, be sure to check out the dance workouts for kids choreographed by my daughter, Christina, at Fit Body Full Life. Christina is a professional dancer and fitness expert, and she has dance workouts on YouTube and embedded in the Fit Body Full Life blog. You can find dance workouts there to “Happy,” “Let It Go” from

Read More...

Colbie Caillat is helping lots of females feel better about themselves with her new “Try” video. I love the video’s message of being true to yourself … of liking yourself just as you are. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). After seeing the negative effects of Photoshopping on the self-images of too many, it’s refreshing to see a Grammy

Read More...

August is Happiness Happens Month! I have fun being a Happiness Happens Ambassador throughout the month, sharing happy quotes and graphics on the Bits of Positivity Facebook page and Twitter. Today, I want to share a word art freebie for a wonderful quote that’s been misattributed to a number of people, including Immanuel Kant, Elvis Presley, Alexander Chalmers, Allan K Chalmers, Joseph Addison, and Rita

Read More...

I love writing about parenting, and I love parenting quotes. So, today I want to share some of my favorite parenting quotes. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Benjamin Spock “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he

Read More...

I absolutely love the quote about fairness by Rick Riordan: “Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need.” For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If you’d like to share the image online, please use the image with the watermark. Of course, I always appreciate when you link to my post, too.

Read More...

I saw a video yesterday about Adam Grant’s research on givers and takers. The concept of givers and takers isn’t new, but Adam Grant, Wharton’s youngest tenured professor and highest-rated teacher, has some fascinating research about givers, takers, and matchers that can make a definite difference in the world. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). Research about Givers, Takers,

Read More...

World Vitiligo Day June 25 is World Vitiligo Day, helping bring global awareness to the skin disorder characterized by skin depigmentation. At the World Vitiligo Day site, you can learn more about vitiligo and even sign a petition. Having a Positive Body Image with Vitiligo My daughter, Christina, has vitiligo. It started at age 11 and gradually spread over much of her body. I

Read More...

A month ago, I published a post with “Best Mother’s Day Quotes.” Today, I want to share my favorite Father’s Day quotes. These are great for scrapbooking, greeting cards, and many Father’s Day projects. In honor of the awesome fathers around the world, here are my favorite Father’s Day quotes: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed

Read More...

This quote by Hodding Carter is one of my favorite parenting quotes: “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” In our family, we’ve used a combination of love (“How to Help Each of Your Children Feel Special”), Montessori principles (“Top 10 Montessori Principles for Natural Learning”), and striving to follow

Read More...

There are way too many negative body-image messages online. Fortunately, there are some positive messages online as well. I shared lots of body-image resources in my post called “Helping Mothers and Daughters Have Healthy Body Images.” Today, I want to celebrate some positive body-image messages found online. 1. Embrace your body. In “This Woman Wants to Change How All of Us See Our Bodies,”

Read More...

I’ve written a number of posts about body image. I think it’s too important of an issue to ignore. Whether we’re parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts, teachers, coaches, or friends, we need to be aware of the body-image messages we’re giving children … or people of any age. Here’s a post with lots of body-image resources for females: Helping Mothers and Daughters Have Healthy

Read More...

Mother’s Day quotes are wonderful for scrapbooking, greeting cards, and many Mother’s Day projects. In honor of the loving mothers around the world, here are my favorite Mother’s Day quotes: “Who fed me from her gentle breast And hushed me in her arms to rest, And on my cheek sweet kisses prest? My mother. “Who ran to help me when I fell, And would

Read More...