Kill the Resolution: 5 Ways to Kick Butt in 2018

Tell me if these phrases sound familiar: New year, new me.  I’m tired of the way things are.  This is MY YEAR!  This is the year I’m finally going to [enter resolution 1], [enter resolution 2], [enter resolution 3], and [enter resolution 4].  Yea, I’m going to finally accomplish all of the goals I set…

The Ultimate Mom Guide to Accepting a Compliment

Why is it so hard to simply say, “Thank you!” when someone compliments us? Especially as moms. It’s like we’re afraid to be seen in a positive light for some reason. We always dance around the response with deflecting, negative statements. Complimenter: I love that dress. You: Oh, this old thing? Complimenter: You look lovely today.     You: I…

Check Your Circle: Evaluating the People Around You

Happy Friendship Day! You know what that means–it’s time to leave the kids home with dad or get a sitter and go out with the girls! Wooohooo! But….before you go, have you evaluated the type of energy your friends bring around you?   Remember we talked about how important how important your village is? Friendships are essential…

The Wonderful World of Feelings

What do you know about feelings? Do you know how your feelings affect your behaviors? Understanding our feelings helps us understand our parenting styles and our reactions to our children. Being able to identify them isn't always easy, but we should be careful not to hide them or brush them off and allow ourselves to…

One Thing Oprah Does That You Can Start Doing Today

There is a journal for just about everything. Travel, finances, jokes, dreams, feelings, relationships, to-dos, daily events, book reviews, prayers, gratitude – you name it, there's a journal for it. I want to focus on gratitude. A gratitude journal is a diary used to highlight moments of gratefulness. The journal can be as creative or…

“It takes a village…”

Do you have a village? You know, that amazing group of people who attend every event, support every function and are cheerleaders at everything you and your family do. They come to every recital, school play, graduation, wedding, baby shower, and gala. They send money and call to congratulate you for winning your volleyball game.…

35 Ways to Show Yourself Some Love

Self-care is the practice of, well, caring for yourself. It’s doing something that makes you happy, rejuvenates you, and is done out of sheer joy. But even though you’re doing it for yourself, self-care is a very selfless act. When you take care of yourself, you’re better able to take care of others and set…

“When we care about ourselves, we are better able to take care of ourselves.”

You care about your family and do whatever you can to show it. Everyone has what they need and then some. They’re fed, bathed, and clothed, the house is clean, homework is done, and dinner is on the table by 8 pm. In the morning, everyone has breakfast and is off to their destination with a home…

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