The other day I read an insightful post on a website about why compromising may ruin a marriage. In a compromise, both husband and wife give in a little bit and do not come out feeling completely satisfied. This post inspired me to discuss my own marriage and how keeping score doesn’t work for my relationship.Why Keeping Score Doesn't WorkIn terms of my own marriage, keeping … [Read more...] about Putting His Needs Before Mine — Easier Said than Done!
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To "sleep like a baby" is probably one of the most commonly used misleading phrases. Newborns sleep for about 18 hours a day. But, if you are a new parent, you probably wouldn't believe it. Putting a baby to sleep is among the toughest tasks new parents face. Various factors contribute to this problem including environment, sleep schedule, physical and mental … [Read more...] about Tips on Putting a Baby to Sleep
Have you ever had that moment when you stop and say, how did I get so lucky? Well, I wish I could say that the happiness I live today was all luck but it was a long journey of healing to get to a place of joy. When I was young I had a troubled upbringing. There was anger in my home, alcoholism, physical abuse from my mother’s boyfriends but the ultimate trauma was the sexual … [Read more...] about Breaking the Cycle of Alcoholism
For most of us, summer is a bit different than the school year. It’s summer camp instead of school and that rhythm is very different than that of school days. Whether you’re a working mom or a mom who stays home (or maybe you work from home), getting back into the groove when school starts can be tough. Want some ideas on getting that morning routine reset as kids head … [Read more...] about Tips to Get Your Morning Routine Back on Track for Back to School
Motherhood can be a dream. Nothing compares to welcoming your own children into the world, to watching them take their first steps, to hearing their first words, to seeing them make friends, go to school, graduate, begin their careers, start families of their own... Motherhood can also be a nightmare. Nothing is more agonizing than watching your children hurt, bullied, or in … [Read more...] about A Matter of Life: Suicide Awareness and Prevention