How to Remain a Positive Parent and Ignore the Judgment

No matter how often we say, “I do not judge,” we cannot truly avoid it. Why? Because everyone does it. Everyone judges, everyone observes the world around them and passes judgment on events, beliefs, practices, and chooses to agree with them or not to. It is right for us as parents to understand how we …

Gender Discrimination in Religion: Why I Want to Teach My Kids Differently

I am Christian and honestly, I should not feel a need to preface posts about religion with that. Why do I? Because no matter what I say, if it seems threatening to the religion many can doubt my faith. It is unbelievable to me that faith is taken to be unwavering. That should not be …

How to Give a Strong, Warm, Comforting Hug

There are many different things I learned in school, giving a hug wasn’t one of them. I have an MBA in Entrepreneurship. One thing they teach you in business school is the art of first impressions. You learn about elevator pitches and hand shakes. They teach you how to give a strong, confident hand shake, …

Gun Control: How Many Deaths Have to Happen?

On Valentine’s Day another mass shooting occurred. Why do these keep happening? I debated for a while on whether or not to write about gun control, but I could not just let it stand. There are so many arguments against gun control and so many arguments for it. I’d like to highlight some articles, videos, and …

Finding a Mom-Friend: An Introverts Story So Far

I have been a mom now for two years and I have yet to make a mom-friend. I read article after article, blog post after blog post, and see so many videos, vlogs, etc about the importance of making a mom friend. It doesn’t take long after having your first child why this is such a prevalent topic.

My Comfort Zone is My Worst Enemy: How to Break Down the Wall

I do wonder where I would be had I made a different decision. I was afraid. I feared failure. I feared loneliness. I feared the unknown. And honestly, I still fear all of those things. That fear kept me from reaching something that may have been everything to me. That fear still keeps me from so many things.

Procrastination: 5 Ways to Decrease Procrastination and Other Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Who is your greatest enemy? Have you ever considered it may be yourself? Do you procrastinate until the very last second? Do you secretly fear success? Do you quit when things get tough or because you do not see instant success? These are all self-sabotaging behaviors and they are a sign that you may be your own enemy.