For my baby shower, my sister had a brilliant idea idea to ask each guest to bring what they thought was one of the best toddler books instead of a card. So with each gift, I received a children’s book with a note in it for the baby, and I now have an awesome collection of books for my son that will last him years.
I’ve sorted them out by age so some are still a little old for him, but at just under 1 year old, he has clear favorites. In fact, some he loves so much that he’d prefer it over a toy. We joke that his lovey will end up being a book instead of a stuffed animal.
So if you’re looking for some great beginner books for babies or toddlers (or an awesome baby shower gift!), these are the winners in my house: (more…)
I’m a total documentary junkie, so there really aren’t any that are off limits. But my absolute favorites are the ones that inspire big lifestyle changes like these minimalism documentaries do. And even if you aren’t looking for major lifestyle changes, my bet is that you’ll find these movies about simple living totally inspiring.
Somehow, they all manage to shed light on areas of our life that you never really thought of. They will completely change your perspective on the world, and especially your immediate environment. Which makes these documentaries about minimalism great sources of motivation if you need that extra push to change your life (or even just clean it up a little).
So this is for the aspiring minimalist out there! If you’re looking to downsize your life, or more importantly find more with less, these minimalism documentaries are for you!
You can find most of these minimalist documentaries on Netflix, and if not there, then definitely on Amazon Prime or HBO. They’re all easy to come by.
So are you ready to purge your house, focus on happiness, and live more simply? Start with one of these simple living documentaries:
I’m a huge documentary fan, so when I came across Napoleon Hill’s Master Key (featuring his 13 keys to success), I was intrigued enough to hit play. My curiosity was immediately rewarded with an inspiring and powerful documentary that was honestly more impactful than some paid webinars these days. It’s old…really, really old (it was filmed in the 50’s!), but the lessons are timeless and so important. He basically lays out exactly how you can succeed at anything in life. What’s better than that?
So if you’re trying to achieve anything at all, keep scrolling to find out the 13 essential keys to success and move this documentary to the top of your watch list. Luckily, the episodes are only about 15 minutes each, so you can squeeze them in here and there.
I am a HUGE fan of playing the Easter bunny each year and there is no way my son is going without some great Easter books for 4-year old boys in his basket! Ironically, it took me a while to find a good selection of Easter books for preschool boys, so I couldn’t help but share what I found. Hopefully this will make life easier for you as you fill your own 4-year old boy’s Easter basket!
If you’re a regular reader here, I’m sure you saw this one coming! As a documentary fanatic and personal finance fanatic, there just had to be a list of amazing business documentaries. Because those are the best!
Most of the documentaries on this list are at the top of my all-time favorites list and quite a few of them are brand new, which makes them even better. Not only will you learn from these, but most will also keep you on the edge of your seat!
Ok, now to the good stuff….Happy Watching!!
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Want to find out the best alternatives to Cable TV so you can save a boatload of money and still see all your favorite shows? It’s easier than you think. This post lays out exactly how to watch TV without cable and lists the best cable alternatives that are currently available.
In my pursuit to be financially free, I’ve cut out a lot of things – pedicures, travel, shopping trips, restaurants, gym memberships, new clothes, etc. If it’s an expense, I’ve either cut it, or considered it. So obviously cable had to be put on the chopping block eventually.
What I didn’t realize was that by cutting the cable, I’d actually open myself up to watching way more TV (with no commercials) and save a boatload of money.
Not only is this a smart move to make, but it’s the direction we’re all headed, so you’re not alone. The younger half of the millennial generation doesn’t even sign up for cable when they get their first apartment anymore. So if you’re still paying for cable, you’re not just throwing money out the window, you’re also old. 😉
So what’s the trick to cutting your cable bill without giving up your late night source of entertainment?
I’ve been so lucky lately to come across a number of enjoyable and inspirational books that I just haven’t been able to put down (except, of course, when those books have me running to incorporate whatever special tips they’re providing). The Little Book of Hygge was no exception. I was excited the second I added it to my library list and it definitely did not disappoint!
I had been reading a lot about hygge and the more I read, the more articles and resources started to pop up (don’t you just love how social media does that for you… ;-)). So when I came across a highly-rated book dedicated to hygge at the library, I knew I had to read it.