Must-Read Books for Personal Development

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“Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn Who doesn’t want a better life? To improve your life or your situation, you must improve yourself. A journey of personal development will not only make you a better [ keep reading ]

How to De-clutter Your Drawers, Home and Life

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Have you ever noticed that on high-humidity days (like when the real feel suggests you can fry your breakfast egg on the sidewalk) messes feel messier? I don’t know about you but if I am already sweating and I step in crumbs or feel something sticky on a counter top, I experience something similar to [ keep reading ]

Keep These Motherhood Tips in Mind for Less Stress

motherhood tips, smiling owman in field

If the title of this Hot Mess post caught your attention, you’re probably too hard on yourself. Most moms are. It’s time we women join forces to put an end to that. I’m here to tell you that you are beautiful. You’re a good mother. You have mad skills. (Okay, I don’t know you so [ keep reading ]

Homeschooling: Which Style Best Fits Your Needs? Part 1

homeschooling, boys reading

All good parents have their kids’ best interests in mind. I’m grateful to live in a country where parents are free to choose which style of learning they’d like to provide for their children. More and more parents are jumping on board to homeschool. However, I’m continually astounded at how dinosaur-ish some people’s thinking continues [ keep reading ]

What’s Most Important to Kids in Life?

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Every child is fearlessly and wonderfully made. No human life is repeatable. Children are among God’s greatest blessings. A physician who works for a non-profit organization recently wondered what’s most important to kids in life. He spends every day of his own life providing palliative care to terminally ill children. He decided to interview patients [ keep reading ]

In Death, Appreciate Life

Thankful

undoubtedly, losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things we experience in life. Some have experienced death more than others, but no matter how much we experience the loss of someone close to us, it’s always tragic. Just recently, my family experienced a tragic loss in the death of my father-in-law. Without [ keep reading ]

How to Manage Menopause Without Going Bonkers

How to manage menopause, woman with flowers

April 2019 has a deeply etched place in my heart. It’s the month when I officially completed menopause. After 34 years of parenting, it was one of the biggest milestones of my life. I had heard and read so much about this mysterious, sacred, often turbulent time in a woman’s life. Nothing I heard or [ keep reading ]

We Need to Practice; Don’t Preach

Children learn by watching and doing. If we want to show others what is important to us, we practice and don’t preach. With the conclusion of the Holy Triduum in the Catholic church, Christians are celebrating several weeks of Easter Time. Now that the season of Lent is over, many think that the burden of [ keep reading ]

Intentional Living: God Gave Us Senses for a Reason

Intentional living, woman reading in field

Sometimes, I wish I could simultaneously view all the lands and people in the world. I wonder what a satellite/panoramic view of earth would really look like. As I ponder the typical lifestyle in a modern world (at least, in America) I feel saddened. I immediately think I probably would not really like to see [ keep reading ]

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time comparing myself to others. Its something I’ve struggled with my entire life. I blame my competitive nature. I was raised in sports and competition. Growing up, I was seldom alone and always with cousins and friends. Playing ball was [ keep reading ]


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