Adult Education, Blog, Politics

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 …

Blog, Gift Guides, Holidays, Products

15 Valentine’s Day Picture Books for Kids

As another holiday approaches I have been brainstorming more ways to teach my children about the holiday. Also, I’ve been working on reading more to my children. My daughter is two years old and so very active it can be hard to read through a book without her just running off. In an effort to …

Blog, For Mama, Parenting

What is a Family? Characteristics I Believe Make Up Family

        What is a family? This seems like it would be a very simple question, but as time has gone by over the last century I feel like the answer has become harder for each individual to answer. Why is it hard to answer? Because there is no one correct answer. Traditionally …

Adult Education, Blog, For Mama, Parenting

How Do You Choose to Handle Bad Situations?

Recently I came across this quote and it really resonated with me. I have a few questions to ask you today. How do you handle stress? How do you handle the good times versus the bad times? Do you let bad or unexpected events stop you? I have this long-standing belief that we are defined, …

Adult Education, Blog, For Mama

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.

Blog, For Dad, For Mama

Self-Love: Why It’s Important to Love Oneself

As Valentine’s Day approaches I see, like every year, ads, on social media, on commercials, and in stores, pitching gift sales for your loved ones. Yes, it is very important to display your love and gratitude for the people around you but I tend to argue that just once a year, on a holiday, is an excuse. It should be done year-round. What I fail to see around this time of year is the importance of self-love and I think that is a huge failing to society as a whole.

Blog, For Mama, Positivity

Why I’ve Started 2018 with Gratitude Everyday

With the start of the new year I’ve decided I need to be more grateful. I need to remember my blessings more, stop complaining, be happy, and live in the moment. In an effort to do so I’ve started declaring one thing I’m thankful for a day. I’m doing so on my Instagram feed check it out at @ssageadvice.

Adult Education, Blog, For Mama, Mental Illness

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.