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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

23 Unique Ways to Save $10,516.37 on Your Baby’s First Year… Part 2

In Part 1  (Click here to read) I mentioned that I was able to save $10,516.37 on my baby’s first year. Let me clarify. That number was from my list of things that I bought for our first baby. I took what I paid and subtracted it from what I would have paid by just ordering

A Common Medical MISDIAGNOSIS That Pregnant Women Need to Know.

Early one morning about 4 months before my son’s due date, I stood up out of bed. A horrendous stabbing pain shot through my lower pelvic area and thighs. It hit me so hard I immediately fell to the floor. I didn’t even have time to reach out to the wall or bed to catch

Gratitude…How it Can Improve Your Life Today.

  This time of year (November), I see all sorts of posts on Facebook about what people are thankful for. Some people cynically joke that they’ll be thankful when all the thankful posts are done. Even though I don’t post 30 things throughout the month, it’s nice to see what people are thankful for and

Your First-Baby CheckList

First-time parents-to-be… Here is a list of pretty much everything  you’ll need for your upcoming baby. Keep in mind all of these things are not necessary. When you see the word ‘SUB.’ I am meaning…  You could SUBSTITUTE IT WITH _______. When you see ‘MUST HAVE’ it is an item I feel very passionate about.

23 Unique Ways to Save $10,516.37 on Your Baby’s First Year… Part 1

People always say, “Babies are expensive!” When I got pregnant, I couldn’t wait to meet our little guy. I was ecstatic about everything ‘baby’… all except the costs associated with having a little one. After some research, I found multiple studies that show that the first baby can run you anywhere from $12,000-$26,000 for the first

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