Browsing Category : Healthy Habits

Stop being late to everything

Don’t want to be lazy and disrespectful? Show up on time!

I grew up in a family that believed if you weren’t five minutes early, you were late. I also grew up in a family with seven kids. My mom was very good at getting all of us kids out the door in a timely manner, without a minimum of fussing and yelling. My personality was much the same as a…

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The Invisible Work of Women

The Invisible Work of Women, or, Why Women are So Tired at the End of the Day

I’ve seen lists (haven’t we all?) about the hard work that women, and moms specifically, do on a daily basis. I’ve seen estimated salaries that moms would make if they were only paid for all their hard work. One thing I haven’t seen, however, is a list of all the invisible work of women. My husband works all day at…

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Don't let your bad moment ruin your entire day!

How to Turn Your Bad Day Around

It’s inevitable; you wake up in the morning after a decent night’s sleep, you get your coffee, everything is going great, and then your kids get up. One is mad because they forgot to do their homework last night, one had a bad sleep and is in a bad mood, and the baby is crying because…just because. All of a sudden,…

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new year resolutions

5 Parenting Resolutions for the New Year

So many times, I’ve made resolutions for the New Year. Usually, they’re pretty generic and broad; lose weight (with no goal or plan in sight), get organized (again with no plan!) or be a better spouse or parent (what does that even mean?) I’ve found, over the years, that the most successful of my resolutions happen when I haven’t made…

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How to Make New Friends as an Adult

As an adult, it can be difficult to make new friends. Since getting married (so long ago now!) we have lived in five different cities, including the one we live in now. Granted, we’re back where I grew up, but so many of my high school friends either no longer live here or we haven’t kept in contact. Each move…

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The More You Know, the More You Know

  I don’t know if you’ve heard of BrainPop, but if you have kids, you might have. It’s a website where kids can watch short educational cartoon videos on almost every subject, from math to science to history. They are usually amusing and entertaining, and always educational. My kids LOVE them. We first heard about them two years ago when…

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When You’re Overwhelmed and Anxious About the World

Difficult topics are often taboo on blogs, but I feel led to talk about a time in my life when I was extremely overwhelmed and anxious. What made it worse in some ways was that I felt like I was the only person going through it. There are many people who go through seasons of depression and I don’t want anyone else…

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Six Simple Things To Do To Be More Productive

Have you ever gotten to the end of the day and wondered what you had gotten accomplished? You know you made dinner, and maybe a load of laundry or two, but what else? I’ve been there, and it’s not fun. It feels kind of like a wasted day. Or maybe you meant to call the doctor’s office and insurance company,…

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15 Things to Do Instead of Checking Your Phone

My husband and I were convicted last week when we thought about all the time we spend on our phones. There’s rarely an important reason to do so. We’re looking at the weather, even though we’re well aware that cooler weather is still just a dream in Florida. Or we’re checking the news; nope, nothing good there, either. Or checking…

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