• Parenting

    How to Make Each of Your Children Feel Special Every Day

    Have you ever had one of your kids ask you, "Who do you love the most?" If so, you've probably answered and said something like "I love you all the same!" Although that answer feels natural (because it's true) it isn't what kids need to hear. Find out the core reason that kids ask this question and how you can answer it in the way that addresses their needs.

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    Marriage

    Tips for Being “Husband and Wife” When You’re Also “Mom and Dad”

    A funny thing happens to marriages after you start a family. Romance becomes less of a priority. You get lost in diapers and feedings and then chasing and teaching, appointments and activities. Our roles as "man and wife" can get put on the backburner when we become "Mom" and "Dad." But it's crucial that we don't neglect our marriages while we're raising our kids. Someday your kids will move out and you'll be left alone with your husband again. You don't want to be strangers when that happens.  Plus, making your relationship a priority will prevent many difficulties in your home and set a good example for your children. Check…

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    Balanced Finances

    How I Save Money Without Even Thinking About It

    If you’re anything like me, you are terrible at saving money. Money seems to slip through my fingers. Even though I’ve managed to pay off $40,000 of debt in the past few years, I still haven’t mastered budgeting. But I have found a way to systematically save money each month without even thinking about it.  If you’re terrible at saving money too, LISTEN UP!  This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclaimer here. You know how they save there’s an app for everything nowadays? Well, there’s even an app for saving…

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    Achieving Goals,  Balanced Mindset

    10 Books That Have Drastically Changed My Life

    I'm a bit of a personal development junkie. I love books that educate me and push me to be better. In the past 5 years, I've read dozens of "self-help" style books. But there are a few that I find myself recommending to people over and over again because they are seriously changed my life! So, I decided to compile them into one list for all of you (and share with you a bit of why I think each one is worth your time).

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    Balanced Body,  Balanced Mindset

    5 Bad Habits to Ditch Starting Today

    One of my best pieces of advice I have for anyone wanting to create balance and wellness in their life is to change your habits. Habits are powerful. If you can discipline yourself to get the right habits in place, everything becomes easier. But we have to be aware of our bad habits too. Bad habits can unknowingly hurt us--- by making us miserable or by pulling us further from our goals. When we ditch the bad habits, we give ourselves room to start new, healthy ones. Here are some common bad habits you should ditch starting TODAY!

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    Parenting

    Why I Ignore My Kids

    Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your kids is to ignore them. There, I said it. I ignore my kids. But I have good reasons. Check them out here and you may just agree.