I have been studying about how to be a more assertive person for years, so anything that has to do with setting boundaries and self-advocating is always fascinating to me. It’s such a blessing to chat with someone on the phone, have someone over for a party, or visit someone at their house. But sometimes, it can be awkward – especially when it comes to knowing when to stop and/or leave. No one teaches you how to handle these situations, and in my research there isn’t a whole lot out there about this subject, but I’m going to share what I’ve found.Continue reading “Knowing When and How To Stop”
You Think You’re Being Considerate, But You’re Doing it Wrong
I believe that being considerate is a vital part of being a decent human being. We should always have empathy and think of how others are feeling. But, I also think many of us have a wrong understanding of what being considerate is, and it can prevent us from having thriving relationships and meaningful connections with others as well as receiving the help we need.Continue reading “You Think You’re Being Considerate, But You’re Doing it Wrong”
Balance In The Chaos of Family Life: Is It Even Possible?
The Search for Balance
Family life is so chaotic, especially this time of year, but we are committed to learning how to balance “it all”. Continue reading “Balance In The Chaos of Family Life: Is It Even Possible?”
Self-Care: Mind, Body, and Soul – in the Midst of Serving Others
I learned some new lessons in self-care last week and I was reminded of how much I need it. Last week was a whirlwind of my birthday, Halloween, everyone catching colds and a mouse in the house. The latter resulted in about 5 additional loads of laundry and sanitizing every imaginable surface. Needless to say, I am emotionally drained. (Reality check: I have limits and I need breaks.) So, Saturday night I told my husband that I was going out for the morning. My Sunday plans were: Continue reading “Self-Care: Mind, Body, and Soul – in the Midst of Serving Others”
Make Your Schedule as a Mom and Grace for when Life Happens
What you’ll find
In this post, I am going to tell you all about how to make your schedule as a mom. It will be completely tailored to your life- something for moms who work outside and inside the home. (Mine is from the perspective of a work-from-home mom) . You’ll also learn how to approach your schedule when life happens – you know the drill – your kids get sick, the dog throws up on every blanket you own, you have unexpected company, etc. You will take stock of all of your responsibilities but also take into account time for prayer and time to do things you enjoy. Continue reading “Make Your Schedule as a Mom and Grace for when Life Happens”
There’s Nothing Wrong With You
In your life have you ever felt like there’s something wrong with you? Because, you know, there must be because why else would you be so sensitive ? Continue reading “There’s Nothing Wrong With You”
Why Are You So Worried and Stressed Out?
What is the cause of your stress/anxiety? Have you ever stopped to really think about it? Continue reading “Why Are You So Worried and Stressed Out?”
19 Ways to Have a Successful Marriage
True love isn’t something you “fall in to” it is something you do, day in, day out , through sickness and in health. A marriage succeeds because of love – caring more for the other’s happiness. Continue reading “19 Ways to Have a Successful Marriage”
7 Things I Had to Accept to Wake Up Early
I’m not a morning person.
But I have goals, and I have kids. And I feel so much better when I am the first one to wake up. So I decided to start waking up at 5:30 A.M. to be dressed, have my makeup on, prayers said and to work on my blog for a bit before my kids wake Continue reading “7 Things I Had to Accept to Wake Up Early”
All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Society tells you it’s good to be popular, rich, famous, go to prestigious universities and receive high honors and accolades, have highly successful careers , etc. Continue reading “All That Glitters Is Not Gold”