It’s scary to think that none of us are immune to breast cancer. And even if we don’t get it ourselves, someone close to us could get it. I shared this quote last year, and I’m sharing it again this year because it’s that important: “People used to say everyone knows someone who’s had breast cancer. In the past few weeks, I’ve learned something
Are you embarrassed or frustrated when kids don’t say thank you? It’ll be Halloween soon … a perfect time to focus on thank yous. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see polite trick-or-treaters?! I’ve rounded up some free thank-you songs and rhymes that will help the concept stick in your kids’ or students’ minds at any time of year. I’m happy to share this song and
The Lizzie Velasquez story breaks my heart … and makes it sing at the same time. I’m horrified at the way Lizzie was bullied. And I’m thankful that she was brave enough to overcome it. Her story is the focus of a new documentary opening at theaters today: A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story. The Lizzie Velasquez Story 26-year-old Lizzie Velasquez has always had
This post is written in memory of my sister-in-law, Char Arneson, who died last weekend of lung cancer. Char was a wonderful reminder of someone who lived for her family and left a legacy of love. Char’s granddaughter, Curstie, posted a lovely tribute on Instagram and Facebook last Sunday. She said: “Early this morning my grandma lost her 2 year battle to lung cancer.
September includes both Hunger Action Month and September 11’s National Day of Service and Remembrance. In honor of both, I want to share some ideas of hunger awareness activities for kids. For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed participating in Moms Fighting Hunger and No Kid Hungry activities during September. I’ve been amazed at all the creative ideas I’ve seen online for helping kids get
I’m a lover of music to teach all sorts of educational concepts. Music can be a fun way to reinforce manners rules, too. Here are some free manners songs that are great for character education at home or in the classroom. I’m just listing free resources here. You can typically find links to buy the CDs for songs on YouTube if you wish. Note: Some of
Happiness Happens Month is almost over, although I’d love to see happiness spread each month. I can’t help but think of one of the early posts I published in 2010. It was part of Project Smile, a fun blog hop designed to spread happiness each month. The post was “Project Smile – Validation.” The main focus of the post was the YouTube video “Validation.” This video
With both Happiness Happens Month and back to school for many in August, I just have to share this quote: “One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” Maria Montessori, What You Should Know About Your Child. I created a word art freebie based on that quote. For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If
I LOVE this quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene I created a word art freebie based on that quote. 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
Happiness Happens Month starts on August 1! During Happiness Happens Month, you’ll find lots of happiness inspiration and fun activities, including a 31 Day Challenge. Secret Society of Happy People and Happiness Happens Month To learn more about The Secret Society of Happy People (yes, you can join!) and Happiness Happens Month, check out my first Happiness Happens post: August is Happiness Happens Month!
Welcome to Bits of Positivity! I’m a lover of quotes for inspiration and motivation. I have many themed “Best Quotes” posts here at Bits of Positivity. I also have many word art freebies. According to Google Analytics, the word art freebies shown below are my top-20 word art freebies. Since it’s from the beginning of my blog, the traffic favors the older posts to
There’s a very important petition online that I hope you’ll sign and help promote. It’s part of the Stop Shaming Kids (#StopShamingKids) campaign and is asking Facebook and other social media sites to make policies that prevent public shaming of children. Please Sign the Stop Shaming Kids Petition Here’s what the Stop Shaming Kids petition says: “Child maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical
One of my favorite Maria Montessori quotes is from Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook: “Let us leave the life free to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing. This is the whole of our mission.” I created a word art freebie based on that quote. For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I love 30-day challenges. They’re a way for me to start a positive new habit and a way for me to accomplish tasks I’ve been putting off. My 30-day challenge for next month is to make some important headway toward preserving my children’s memories. I plan to make some major progress in putting their childhood
I love this quote by Cindy Crawford: “Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.” Here’s a word art freebie based on Cindy Crawford’s quote. “Looking Like Cindy Crawford” Word Art Freebie 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
Hugs, High Fives, and the Grace of Children by guest blogger Lisa Nolan of the Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness blog My special needs son JJ started attending public school Kindergarten a few years ago. I admit I was worried. Would the other children accept JJ in spite of his Down syndrome? Avoid him? Sneer at him? Make fun of him? Or worse, bully him?
I’m so excited about an app I’ve started using with my iPhone recently. Called Charity Miles, it’s free and super simple to use! And it allows you to earn money for charity simply by walking, running, or riding your bike! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). Earn Money for Charities with Charity Miles Bikers earn 10¢ per mile. Walkers and runners