Including modelling self-awareness, self-care, and learning how to say no, Jaimee Troyer (writer for Hope in Affliction Blog about Adoption and Parenting) points out the many things your daughter needs from you as her mom.
The lost art of journaling. I remember when I was a kid, and writing in my diary was what I looked forward to every day. I would draw, share my feelings, and the monumental events of my simple little homeschooled life. One entry was describing my little pet stink bug, kept safely with twigs and leaves in my pink Caboodle.
Find out how you can get your child to start journaling today, and why it’s so important.
By popular belief, a soulmate is someone who is relationally perfect for you; someone you share everything with; who is ideally suited to one another as a close friend or romantic partner. Usually people referring to marrying their soulmate, or finding their soulmate, has to do with the fact that there is and was only one person in the world who is right for them — apart from this, no one else will do. Popular culture also displays marriage as a happily ever after conclusion and resolution to your life. Well, it’s either that, or skip marriage all together because if it’s not that, it’s not worth it. While the term “soulmate” a very endearing thought, it couldn’t be more false…
Why do boys need their dad? It’s simple. It has everything to do with modeling what a good man is. Fatherhood at it’s best puts your son needs first, and having a good relationship with your spouse. Find out how you can be the dad your son needs — and from one dad to another, it’s not to be perfect.
So what should you do when you feel lonely in your marriage? How can you stop feeling lonely in your marriage, and how can you survive? These questions make people wonder whether or not they are in an emotionally abusive relationship, how they can determine whether or not they should stay in their relationship, or how they can fix their broken and lonely marriage.
A few months back we went to this vegan restaurant with some friends where we tasted an almond milk, peanut butter, chocolate whiskey drink. It was okay, but not great. I knew I could make a better one, so I went home and experimented, and have been ever since. I finally feel like it’s ready to be shared.
As a mom, it’s one of the worst things to witness — your helpless, little sick baby, unable to sleep and as fussy as can be. With an eight year old and 9 month old, I’ve had my share of sick kiddos. And there is something I feel as though I can share as to what items to have in hand and some great remedies for sick infants.
My husband and I are alway looking for creative date night ideas. It doesn’t have to be a date “night” either! Any of these fun, adventurous, and romantic date ideas for couples cater to either staying at home or adventuring out and doing something different. If you’re asking yourself what you should do together as a couples, or how to get ideas for dating your spouse that are bit more creative and unique, then you’re in the right place. These ideas are for both married couples, and/or dating couples who are more creative and seek something a little more exciting than your average date.
True intimacy isn’t something that appears out of nowhere in a relationship. It takes intentionality to break down walls we’ve built because of our past, our wounds, how we were raised, and our self-protective methods. As it’s hard enough to break down your own walls you’ve built, it’s a whole other ball game to break down your partner’s. Find out some prompts and questions to help you and your spouse get to know one another better—more intimately.
Your son is up against a lot at school—his piers, his education, learning to do life. It’s enough to make them feel overwhelmed and defeated. What do you do when your child is struggling in school? In order to know exactly what’s going on in his school life, and help improve his performance, there are a few things to consider — and it doesn’t involve trying to get him to be perfect. One of the worst things you can do, is expect perfection. To figure out what your son needs that will motivate, inspire, and drive him to succeed, is to do these things I wrote bout in this article, which involves ingraining yourself into his school atmosphere.