I Find Fault in Teaching Girls to be Modest

There are many reasons that, as I became adult, I stepped away from organized religion. I still believe in God and Jesus. I still am Christian, but I believe organized religion focuses way too much on everything bad with people, judging, and putting unreasonable expectations on others. One of the lessons I have always hated …

8 Ways to Teach Children to be Honest

As parents we want to create an environment for our children that fosters trust and honesty. I remember when I was a child there were several reasons I would lie to my parents. Usually due to fear of discipline. Lying is an easy habit our kids can get into, starting at a young age, we …

Negative Versus Positive Language: How Negative Language Can Affect Kids

How we live our lives and create our own happiness can be affected drastically by the language we use. Using negative language versus positive language can create dramatic mood shifts, lowered self-esteem and self-confidence daily. This can also affect how we parent our children and how our children learn to speak to themselves or others. …

How to Make Achievable New Years Goals

There are many negative connotations to ‘New Year’s Resolutions,’ because of these negative connotations I tend to use ‘Goals’ over ‘Resolutions’. ‘Resolutions’ means you resolve to do something but often times these resolutions are not achievable.

Is College Education Worth It?

With the rising cost of college there has been more and more questions with teens and young adults whether or not college is really worth it. I understand this question. When you may be looking at years of owing student loans, it seems like not going is a better choice. There are many that never …

5 Tips for Handling Stress Over the Holidays

I can be a highly stressed and anxious person. A lot of the time, if you don’t see me daily, I can hide it, but those that know me well, see me often, know it and can read me easily. My husband is one of those people. He can read me, he won’t necessarily know what is wrong or bothering me but he always knows when something is. I will not claim that I’m any master at handling stress but these are tips I’m hoping to implement myself and hope they’ll help.

Affirmations and Their Importance in Boosting Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

There are so many factors in today’s society that drags on self esteem, especially for young girls and teenagers. However, there are several things we can do to teach our daughters in an effort to help them boost their self esteem. One of which is to teach them affirmations. Our thoughts have a lot of …

Living with It: Mental Illness and Ending the Stigma

When you hear the term “mental illness” there’s immediately a negative stigma that comes unfairly attached. Mental illness simply is that, an illness in your brain. Just like arthritis, or kidney disease it needs to be treated. In this day and age it’s still taboo to be open and honest about having a mental illness. Those of us …

Acceptance and Supporting Same-Sex Parents

Recently I read an article that had me just feeling terrible. The article was from Christianheadlines.com and its headline is ‘New Research Shows Increased Risk of Same-Sex Parenting‘. This article was claiming research shows that kids raised by same-sex parents have increased emotional issues, depression and sexual abuse. Looking into the sexual abuse argument is …