Warm your body and soul with this delicious bean and chicken soup recipe. The best way to start your week, or knock out some meal planning. Freeze for later or eat immediately - make in the Instapot or simmer on your stove - enjoy this delicious soup today.
The most important factor so that your kids feel like they can be transparent, doesn’t necessarily have only to do with the questions you ask, but mostly with how they feel in your presence. It’s important, as parents, that our kids feel safe when they share their hearts. If you are always expecting perfection, it will hinder them from opening up, worrying that they will disappoint you.
I have always been so hard on myself as a mother. It's good in a way because I know that I won't ever let myself settle for what my child deserves, but it’s also bad because I lay awake some nights wishing I had reacted differently, and then obsess about how guilty I feel.
I have never understood those couples who say they never fight. I can’t identify with it, and I also don’t think it’s very healthy. On the other end of the spectrum, fighting or arguing can be a relationship killer if not handled healthily. Arguing is healthy. When two different people come together with differences of opinion and baggage from being human, it’s inevitable for there to be a spat in the mix. What’s not healthy, is when it’s taken to extremes.
Raising boys is no easy task, but it’s an amazing privilege. With its responsibility, comes many fears that we as mothers have for our son’s. We have a lot of influence in how our son sees himself, lives his life, and makes his choices. It’s important to know how to nurture his manhood, without coddling his every move. A boy desires adventure, and at no point should we hinder that with our fears. Prepare your son for the world he will grow up in, and not the world you want him to grow up in.
It’s hard to know what to get for a new mom, especially if you aren’t a mom yourself. And these days, it’s important to note that most moms are very eco conscious, as well as fragrance, chemical and plastic free when it comes to everything surrounding their precious child. I know because I am one of them. Here is a list of items that are amazing and unique gift ideas for your mom friend that is sure to wow her.
Men, do you think you know what it is that women want? It’s your turn to know just what it takes to be relationship material. But I’m not only talking to those of you who are single, I’m laying it out there for all you men about what a woman wants and needs from you, whether she hasn’t met you yet, or has been with you for 20 years. It’s never too late!
A man’s insecurities are seldom expressed, or identified. Not only is it important for us ladies to have knowledge of these insecurities so that we can better understand our men, but it will also help guide us in our unintentional or unseen negative reactions to their insecurities. In the same way, we desire for our spouse’s to both understand and accept us, despite our insecurities.
My past doesn't need to be dealt with more than once unless it wasn't dealt with the first time. We all struggle with forgiveness. It's probably one of the hardest things a human can do, especially if the offense is great in our eyes. Yet most of us know, to move on with our lives, forgiveness is an essential part of being human.
Taking care of a newborn is no joke, so to make things a bit easier for you busy moms who need a little extra time to get stuff done, here are a few items that have really helped me get going with my busy life. If you aren’t careful, getting supplies for baby can get very quickly out of hand. From the baby swing, to the diaper changer, to the activity pad, diapers, baby bath - the list goes on. Before you know it your house looks more like a baby day care center and less like a home.
The first few days of bringing home baby are the toughest. You’re exhausted from birth, possibly breastfeeding, and of course, lacking sleep. That’s why in the days leading up to your due date, it’s essential to plan ahead and get yourself prepared mentally and physically for the precious new addition to the family.
Are you continually believing untruths/lies about yourself? Gain awareness and stop giving into your detrimental thoughts about yourself. Have confidence in who you are and discover your self-worth through enlightenment to the lies you believe.
It's no news that many women are insecure. We have enough thrown at us daily via social media telling us just how much we fall short of the ever-changing new "normal." Insecurity has many names and many masks.