Category: Relationships

5 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Life – and How to Prevent It

5 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Life – and How to Prevent It

Social media is everywhere. Anymore, it’s hard to check restaurant hours, find business reviews, or keep in touch with old friends without having a social media account. It’s the place where garage sales live, jobs are found, businesses gain […]

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A Recipe for Conquering Exhaustion

A Recipe for Conquering Exhaustion

With both of us working while juggling the girls’ homework, activities, dinners with friends, and church commitments, we are often left struggling to find time to rest. You probably know exactly what I’m talking about – all good things, but no time to recover in between. About a year ago, we knew we had to make a change and come up with a plan to deal with the onslaught of people and activities vying for our time because […]

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Avoiding the Danger of Exhaustion: Scheduling Adequate Rest Time

Avoiding the Danger of Exhaustion: Scheduling Adequate Rest Time

It’s a dangerous practice: not scheduling adequate rest time, but in a generation that prides itself on the constant go, go, go: how do you make it happen?

Rest is critical for the body; any athlete knows that. If you work out and train every […]

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How to Use Music to Quash the Winter Blues

How to Use Music to Quash the Winter Blues

I made my way back to the gym this past week. It’s been a little over a month, partially because I don’t like leaving the gym in the dark, but mostly because, have you ever been to the gym in January? All of those people with new resolutions and goals, that come February […]

Popularity: Conforming Rather than Being Yourself

Popularity: Conforming Rather than Being Yourself

This morning I helped my youngest pick out her clothes for school. She’s normally not too picky as long as everything matches (even if that means everything she is wearing has stripes).

We had a cute black and white outfit put together and I mentioned that she could wear her teal flower headband for a pop of color. Her eyebrows creased, […]

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Crazies and the Family Tree: Surviving Family Gatherings

Crazies and the Family Tree: Surviving Family Gatherings

Everyone has a crazy family. If you can’t find someone in your family that is crazy – a sister, brother, in-law, parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or child – then it’s probably you.

Many are still reeling from […]

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Vacuums and Gasoline

Vacuums and Gasoline

There are two things that I really hate doing. From the title of this post you can probably guess that they are vacuuming and filling up my car with gas.

I really like it when those tasks have been completed, when I can drive my car to work without […]

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Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the beginning of 2018. This is the first year in a long time that I haven’t had strong feelings about leaving a year behind and starting a new one. In years past I normally […]

Lemon Blessings

Lemon Blessings

At first glance, lemons aren’t anything to call home about – unless of course, you’ve never seen a yellow piece of fruit before. Even then, aside from their bright yellow color, they don’t appear to be anything truly special at first encounter: they are sour, […]