Sometimes the people in your life need a little pick-me-up. Sometimes you just feel like showering the people you love with gifts to let them know that you care. Busy moms and professionals may not have time to run to the store or wait in line at the post office, but there are still many ways you can show your affection and foster the relationships around you. Below are some suggestions for simple, free, and thoughtful ways to brighten someone’s day. Baked Goods They say the path to ... Continue Reading
Check out these suggestions for simple, free, and thoughtful ways to brighten someone’s day.
Tips and tricks for carving out time for yourself this fall.
Finding some quality alone time is difficult any day of the week but there are certain times of year when it seems nearly impossible. The fall is a great example. During this time, kids are heading back to school, families are adjusting to a new schedule, the push towards Thanksgiving begins and, before you know it it’s time to start planning your holiday shopping. Who has a moment to spare with all of that going on? While it is easy to get stuck in the mindset that more can be ... Continue Reading
5 steps to guide you in protecting your child from divorce.
Divorces happen. Statistics report that almost 50% of marriages in America end in divorce. And many of those spouses have children ... children that can get lost in the shuffle and who suffer as much as, if not more than, their parents. Unfortunately, children who suffer during divorces can continue on a downward spiral into the future. They may indulge in unhealthy behaviors. They may seclude themselves from others and are often quiet and sad. Their performance in school may be poor. And ... Continue Reading
Three ways to work through the loss of a loved one.
When a loved one passes away, emotions can take you on a rollercoaster ride. That stomach-dropping ache can feel like it's hanging on for days, weeks, months, and even years. Grief is an important, painful step, as you move through dealing with the loss of a loved one. There is no one formula for this type of sorrow because we are all unique, as is the relationship we have with the person we lost. Thankfully, there are many websites to help overcome grief and work through these hard emotions. I ... Continue Reading
A recent poll asked “Would you want to know if your partner was cheating on you?” The answers may surprise you.
Cheating. It’s a scary word. When we think of a cheating partner, we usually think of it at a distance. It’s something that we’ve seen in a movie or heard that happened to one of our friends. Very seldom do we believe that cheating could happen in our own relationship. I used to think like this…until it happened to me. In the grand scheme of things, there are far worse events that could happen than to discover that your partner hasn’t been faithful. But when it happens to you, ... Continue Reading
Finding a balance between taking care of your children and your parents takes some time and a little cooperation from everyone involved.
Life can present some interesting challenges. One of these is taking care of your parents as they get older - while taking care of your own children at the same time. This combination, and feeling pulled in two different directions at once, can quickly leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Finding a balance takes some time and a little cooperation from everyone involved. Develop a Support System The first step in easing the burden is to admit that sometimes you need a little help ... Continue Reading
End your Valentine gift woes by saving time and money with semi-handmade gifts. And best of all, they’re perfect for last-minute exchanges.
Every year on Valentine's Day I seem to struggle with gift giving. Do I only gift to my spouse? Am I supposed to let my children exchange gifts with friends and relatives outside of the classroom? The price we pay for love every year adds up rather quickly, and while I want to show others how much I care, sometimes it becomes overwhelming and straining on my wallet. This year I am going to end my Valentine woes by saving time and money and gifting semi-handmade. And best of all, these are ... Continue Reading
Given the choice to go without one thing for Valentine’s Day, about 76% of social media savvy women choose to give up Facebook over sex with their spouse or partner, according to a new survey by SocialMoms.com, a network of 35,000 influential moms who are active in social media.
We had a blast with our recent Valentine's Day survey. More than 800 SocialMoms participated, and what we found caught us a little off guard. It turns out that most of us -- some of the most connected, active women in social media -- prefer good old fashioned human connections to the virtual ones we cultivate every day. For example, given the choice to go without one thing for Valentine’s Day, 76% of you chose to give up Facebook over sex with your spouse or partner. And when asked what ... Continue Reading
Divorce is one of the more stressful life changes you can go through. Here are seven easy tips to help you de-stress after divorce.
Are you feeling battered, bruised and like you were just run over by a mack truck? Either you just had a monster work out or got divorced. Stress after divorce puts a huge strain on the mind, body and soul. And, let’s face it, if you don’t take care of yourself now, no one else will. How do you de-stress after your relationship ends in divorce? Here are 7 surefire tips that will allow you to let go and breathe easier so you can parent, function and get through the trying times and on the ... Continue Reading