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 …

My Daughter’s Speech Delay is NOT a Reflection of My Parenting

There are so many things in parenthood that cause us to worry. So many aspects that make us wonder, “are we doing well by our children?” My daughter was diagnosed with a speech delay at around 21 months old. She just turned 2.5 years old (30 months). At her 18 month check up our doctor …

15 Proven Methods to Become Easy Going and Positive

It’s often hard for moms to be easy going. It’s often hard for everyone to be easy going. There’s so much out there that can make us question, that can frighten, that concerns us, and causes anxiety. There are so many things that we have no control over that make us control what we feel …

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, …

How Do Impressions Make Us or Break Us: Think for Yourself

I was wasting time on Facebook yesterday and came across this. I both love and hate this. ‘I wonder how many strangers hate me because of how someone else described me to them.’ Why do we let others make our opinions for us? I’ve had this problem before. Some of my problem is because I’m …

Munchkin Click Lock Bite Proof Trainer Cup Product Review

*affiliate links* When my daughter was around 9 months old, it may have been earlier then that, our doctor told us to start training her on a sippy cup. As a first time parent there are so many decisions I cannot even express the overwhelming feeling. You have to choose bottles that are best, bottle nipples …

Living with Anxiety: Before and After Becoming a Mom

I’ve had anxiety since I was a child. I cannot really tell you when it started although there a few events I remember I know did not help the situation. Some of it was typical child related anxieties. I was shy but frightfully so. I’m not even sure my parents understood or understand to this day how much it physically hurt me to try to talk to people sometimes. I did not really talk about it and did not explain that much to them. It was not all the time. It did depend on the situation, but I hurt and just could not talk. Those situations included ordering food at restaurants. I usually told my dad what I wanted and had him order for me.