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.
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…
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…
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).
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!
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.
What if I told you there was one simple thing you could do today to improve your marriage? REALLY. There is. And it'll take you just a few seconds. Find out in this post what this simple (and research-backed) secret is!
Being a present mom is important because we teach our kids how to treat people by how we treat them. If we want our children to respect other people and to be good listeners, we need to model that for them. If we want them to take breaks from working to enjoy people, we need to show them that we can do that. If we don't want our kids to stress about the past or worry about the future but instead be fully engaged in the present, we need to show them what that looks like. If we want our kids to cherish people and be present in their own…
Through motherhood, God has taught me important lessons about life. He has drawn me closer to himself, taught me the meaning of selfless love, and revealed old truths to me in new ways. In this post, you can read 6 lessons I've learned after becoming a mom.
Being a mom can just be HARD, but getting some good habits in place can make your life much easier. I have 3 kids and a career, but I manage to keep myself relatively balanced by maintaining good habits. For me, that means being present with my family and achieving my career goals.