Reading Log Free Printable

March was one of my favorite months as a kid. One reason was because March has St. Patrick’s Day and green was my favorite color, but the other reason is because March is Reading Month! I found my love for reading around the middle of second or third grade. The day I got my library card was one of the happiest days of my life, as a kid. I’m not even joking. Going to the library and browsing up and down the rows of books was something I very much enjoyed. So, as you can imagine, I was forever filling out and adding extra pages to the reading log my teachers would give me. Especially during March is Reading month. There were extra incentives for reading during that month and I always wanted to cash in on those incentives!

About March is Reading Month

Obviously reading is very important all year long, but March is the month that has been designated as Reading Month. Elementary schools typically send home a calendar for the month of March with various reading activities that kids can do. For example, you may see activities like:

  • Read a book about a favorite animal
  • Turn off the TV and have a family reading night
  • Read a book to your pet

The month is filled with fun activities to get kids to turn off the electronics and read a book!

Reading Log Free Printable

As a parent, you can help your kids keep track of the books they’re reading with this free reading log. One thing I like is having the kids write a very short, one sentence summary of what they read. It helps them reflect on what they just read and make connections. If your child is not able to write a sentence yet, that’s OK! Have them tell you and you write it for them.

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Do your kids have their own library card? If not, take them to the library to get one, print off this reading log and start reading today!

What’s your favorite book?

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Free Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you have kids in school, they are probably already begging you to buy their Valentines to hand out to their classmates. My daughter has already asked me to get Fun Dip for her classmates. But in true Bella fashion, she likes to make her cards. If this sounds like your child (or you just want to make your own), then this free Valentine’s Day printable cards is for you!

Free Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

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Aren’t these free Valentine’s Day printable cards super cute?!? There are so many inexpensive options you can pick up to add with these DIY Valentine’s Day cards! One idea, and a relatively inexpensive idea, is to print out these cards and add these Valentine’s Day pencils.

If your kid is like mine and insisting on giving their friends Fun Dip, then by all means, get the kids Fun Dip candy! I found the cheapest price on Amazon. Pick it up before it’s too late!

Another idea is to put together little favor bags. Amazon has a great assortment of Valentines Day party favors for a really good price. Simply print out the free Valentine’s Day printable cards and attach it to your favor bags!

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Wouldn’t you like to make your own Valentine’s Day cards? What ideas do you have to add to these free Valentine’s Day printable cards? Will you be going with one of the ideas I posted above?

If you liked this post, then you need to check out the other Valentine’s Day posts I have. You will like these other Valentine’s Day posts:

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

DIY Date Night Jar

Goal Setting Free Printable

We are nearing the end of the year (can you believe it?!?) and people are already talking about what their New Years Resolutions will be. To be honest with you, I am not one to set New Years Resolutions. I feel like, when I do, I fail each and every year before January is even up. I think it’s because the word resolution makes it sound all or nothing. Like you either succeed at it or fail. Instead, I prefer to make a couple goals. Goals are things you strive for. You may succeed, you may not, but regardless, it has that “I’m working towards this” kind of feel. Goal setting really worked well for me this year and I want to help you with your 2017 goals!

Why Goal Setting?

Well…like I said above, goal setting, for me, just sounds nicer. It sounds like something you are setting out to do and if you fail, it’s OK…just try again. With resolutions it sounds like an all or none type of thing and, I don’t know about you, but if I am trying to change certain things for the better, I don’t want that kind of pressure (even if it is pressure I put on myself).

How Goal Setting Helped Me

Just before the clock struck midnight and it became 2016, I decided that I was going to set two goals for myself the new year. The first goal, to help me mentally, I wanted to do something for myself that I truly enjoy. Read. I wanted to take time each and every day to read more. Even if it’s just 15 minutes, I wanted that time set aside. So I joined Goodreads and I set a reading goal of 50 books read for the year. I just finished my 67th book! My Kindle Paperwhitegoal setting really helped me that goal because of how light and portable it is. It went everywhere with me!

The second goal was set to help me physically. I had gained a tremendous amount of weight and I was tired of carrying it around. Not to mention, I wasn’t getting any younger. I did not want to be 100 lbs overweight when I hit 40. All you hear is how hard it is to lose weight after 40 and I didn’t want to be this heavy for the rest of my life. So both my husband and I started following the Keto diet and I have currently lost 79.2 lbs!

Free Goal Setting Printable

Since I firmly believe that it is important to write out, tell someone and see our goals daily, I made you all this free Goal Setting printable that you can print out as many times as you like. Give one to your children, your friends…anyone you like. However, and most importantly, pick three goals that you would like to focus on for 2017 and write them on the printable. Think of things that will benefit you mentally, physically and emotionally. Next, post that printable on your fridge, your bulletin board, where ever you will see it daily and work towards those two things.

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Your goals don’t have to be elaborate. If you don’t have weight that you want to lose or even want to focus on losing weight, an example for a goal physically could be something like “I want to park further from a stores entrance to get a little exercise each day“. These are your goals and they can be anything you like! Another good idea would be to print this out for your kids and help them make goals for their year. I am a firm believe that everyone should have something they are trying to work towards!

What is one goal you might set for 2017?

Happiness Jar – Focus on the Positive

Right now, things are less than positive. I find myself staying away from my various social media channels because it seems like everyone is more angry and negative than anything else. I don’t like that. While I have my moments, I do prefer to try and find the positive in every situation. Be an eternal optimist, if I may. If I don’t do that, then everything around me seems negative and that is no way to live. When I look at my kids, I see two people who get such joy out of life and I don’t want that to ever change. In an effort to hold onto that for them, I have decided that each kid (and me too!) will start filling our own personal Happiness Jar.

What is a Happiness Jar?

Simply put…it’s a jar to store your happiness in! We all have little moments each day that stand out as the high point of the day. Rather than go to sleep and forget about it, take a second to write it down and put it in a jar. For the happiness jar that I will be making, I will be picking up these 1 gallon glass jarhappiness jar. If you are making more than one jar, you may want to check out this 4 pack dealhappiness jar. Or…my personal favorite, the old fashion cookie jarhappiness jar. Honestly though, whichever jar you get is fine. It’s what you put in that jar that matters.

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When you print your free Happiness Jar printable, you will get the page you see here, plus a full page of journal boxes. You can print this as many times as you need it! Print out a bunch, have your kids cut them out (practice those cutting skills!), and start writing down your happy moments each day! I guarantee you, once you start focusing on the happy moments, you will start to see things differently. You will WANT to see the positives. When you have a bad day, which is bound to happen from time to time, reach into your happiness jar and pull out a memory and relive those happy moments all over again!

How you set up your happiness jar is entirely up to you! Have one big family happiness jar or do personal happiness jars for each person like we are! Start focusing on the happy moments!

Thankful ABCs Printable

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. It’s a holiday to sit back with your friends and family, eat some good food and just enjoy each others company. There are no gifts or expectations, you just sit, eat and talk (and eat some more!). In our family, every other year, we have a HUGE Thanksgiving get together with over 70 people. It’s crazy loud; tables are everywhere; there is a ton of food, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. It’s just so much fun! Almost everyone has kids running around, often times sneaking cookies or other treats the parents don’t want them to eat before dinner is ready. This year, set the kids down with this Thankful ABCs FREE printable!

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This Thankful ABCs printable is a perfect way to slow kids down and have them get a little creative and think about all the things they are thankful for! I don’t know about you, but as a mom, I would love to see exactly what my kids are thankful for. Bonus points to the kid who puts “mom” for M and “Leah” for L. That child will become my new favorite child for the day! Set one of these Thankful ABCs printables at each child’s seat with one of these Happy Thanksgiving Pencilsthankful abcs from Amazon! You get two dozen!

While you’re printing out this Thankful ABCs printable, be sure to check out my FREE Dear Santa printable. It’s perfect for helping your kids to narrow down their wish list and really think about the things they are asking for! And you know as well as I do, the kids will be making those Christmas wish lists shortly after Thanksgiving! That Toys R US catalog comes out and the kids go crazy!

If you were filling out the Thankful ABCs printable, what are some of the things you would put on there?