Relationships

Social Media Negativity – Stop Listening to Wrong Voices

I used to belong to this neighborhood social media site that was similar to the bigger social platforms. People nearby could post neighborhood information like lost pets and helpful information….

New Year’s Un-Resolution

New Year’s un-resolution … how’s that for different? Everybody makes New Year’s resolutions. That’s easy, dreaming big dreams about what you are going to do better or what you are…

Decking the Halls Without Decking Your Family

The Christmas season is supposed to be about family, cherishing loved ones, and celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World coming to dwell among men and offering us hope. But…

Celebrating Thanksgiving

It’s my favorite time of year again. The leaves have changed and are at their peak. There is a sugar maple tree on the south side of our house that is glorious…

Stepmoms: When Your Husband Hurts

“Laura, my husband is always so sad about his kids. They no longer come to visit, and they hardly ever call or connect with him unless they need money,” stepmom…

The Angry Mom

One of my biggest struggles and now regrets as a younger mom, was my anger.  After years of bottling up the anger and stress of a failed marriage and nasty…

Managing Conflict (Even When Others Don’t Want It Resolved)

Have you ever found yourself enmeshed in a conflict? Upset by the way a loved one was treated? Angry at an unfair situation? Hurt and Pain A while back someone…

Public School vs. Home School

It’s back to school season! For some kids, this means waking up early, catching the bus, and heading to a classroom full of friends and peers. For others, it means…

Why It’s Important to Be Friends With All Types of People

Last week my friend from the Czech Republic was in town. My kids and I went to lunch with her, and we visited an alligator farm. (Yes, there is such…

Three Tips For Being A Positive Mom Who Raises Kids Who Don’t Complain

I’d like to add to that title, “Zip Your Lips and Lower Your Expectations.” No mom wants to raise her kids to be complaining, hard-to-please adults. And yet, moms (myself…

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