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Why I Cried in Sadness When I Realized that I Had Wrongly Judged Another Woman

We have all been sick at my house for the last month. Everyone took a turn (make that two turns!)… which means I still have my Christmas decorations up and the house is pretty messy! I forgot my dentist appointment today and when they called me I started scrambling to find a babysitter. Then I

Words of Affirmation Valentine’s Jars

I read the book The 5 Love Languages. In the book you learn that everyone appreciates being reminded of why they are loved (no matter what love language they have). Some value it more than others but everyone likes knowing why they are loved. So these jars will make just about anyone happy. But is especially a

8 Ways to Save Money, Lower Calories and Provide a Tastier Lunch for Your Kids

Written by my sister Karen Jensen Bagel hot dog Popcorn chicken and fries Nachos w/ beef French toast sticks with chicken sausage Pizza  These are actual lunches our local grade school is serving this month. As appetizing as they might sound…(or not), they sure don’t seem very healthy. And my kids probably wouldn’t eat much of

3 Ways to Create Happiness Despite Painful Challenges

All of us have challenges. Life really makes us stretch. At times it can become almost more than we can bear. While it is not always possible to remove what is causing us to suffer, we can do a few things to help lessen our pain. When I lived in Germany, I spoke German fluently

Pedialyte Recipes for Babies and Kids

  Recently my son got the flu. He couldn’t keep anything down until I put him strictly on Pedialyte. I had tried coconut water  multiple times but he wouldn’t drink it plain. Coconut water (not to be mistaken for coconut milk) is a much healthier electrolyte replacement than Pedialyte and safe for babies and kids.

11 Secrets to Have in Your Labor Bag—For Women Only

In my third trimester I was practically bed ridden (read story here) so I was able to do A LOT of research on pregnancy related topics. Yet, even after reading over 15 different hospital packing lists I still didn’t know about these  ’11 secrets to have in your labor bag’. I first found out about these ‘secrets’

How to Discipline and Comfort Your baby

Although my son is just the sweetest and usually happiest little guy, sometimes he does things that he shouldn’t do. He pulls my hair HARD! He will reach and try to grab friends’ glasses. He will pick things up and throw them. Sometimes he will even scream at us and hit us. I’ve heard people

Doing This One Simple Thing Will Help Your Children Avoid Misbehaviors

Today our families are under attack from about every walk of life. Full schedules, media, computers, drugs, etc. are all taking away from family time and diminishing bonds of unity. How do we combat this constant onslaught of the family? There are multiple ways, but one of the most influential things we can do is

Top 20 New Year’s Resolutions…of the Rich

 Jim Rohn a late entrepreneur, author and very successful multi-millionaire went from rags to riches. He is one of the most famous motivational speakers of all time and has many well known quotes. One quote that I have always remembered since hearing it years ago is: “Poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big

When and How to Say, “No”

I hear the phrase all the time, “You need to learn how to say no” (I think women hear this a lot). Yet, I didn’t know when to say no. I didn’t have any kind of objective guide so I just kept on saying, “Yes”, and “Ok”, and continued to pile responsibilities on myself. Many

Gift Buying Guide for Indecisive Recipients

Have you ever asked someone what they wanted for Christmas (or their Birthday), only to have them say something like, “Oh nothing” or, “I don’t know” or, “Anything you want to give me”? What I  decide to do is to give gifts that relate to their hobbies. This is a gift guide for anyone who is

3 Simple Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

  1. Serve others. Christ’s every action and decision was based on the welfare of others. He thought not of Himself but of His Father in Heaven, His brothers and sisters, and the eternal nature of His calling. He sacrificed not only His very body and life, but each and every moment He lived, and

Why, “You Can’t Do It All” is Actually A Compliment

The other day I was stressed out. I had a birthday party to plan, Christmas to decorate for, a big family dinner to help make, a service project I had volunteered for, shopping to get done, cleaning, and a host of other day to day activities going on. And someone said, “You can’t do it all…And

How Families are Strengthened by Forgiveness

Sitting around, chatting and laughing are things my immediate and extended families enjoy regularly. We also play sports together, support each other’s main events, and work on projects we need help on together. We all get along great (usually) and we make a point to get together often. We support and love each other and understand

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