Does life really suck? I hope not because, when I look at your life I see a million opportunities for you to lead this amazing and most likely history changing life, don't let the bad days get you down my friend.
It was a lesson about consequences for breaking the law but, more importantly, a lesson that even when laws don't exist where or how they should that leaves us no less responsible for doing what is right.
I am nine months into marriage and already have regrets. I do not regret my choice of partner, or our choice to get married, but do regret who I was prior to marriage and what I did (or didn't do) when I was single.
How has it been 20 years? Weren't we JUST sitting in that sweaty gymnasium? In reality, more time has passed SINCE graduation than all of the years leading UP to that momentous event. And yet time has flown.
Before I was a foster parent, I had some mixed views about the foster care system. To say that I was unaware and ignorant of what foster care was about is quite the understatement.
To kids, time is a very abstract concept and sometimes little people just forget or tell you what they think will make you happy. Maybe your kids aren't consciously lying at all; maybe they're just telling you their own personal version of reality.
Vacations have always been important for creating lasting memories and building family bonds but they may be even more important today. The family vacation is one of the few opportunities where everyone in the family is doing the same thing, at the same time, without the pull of outside commitments.
Make life pleasant -- listen to the birds, fill a hummingbird feeder or watch the butterflies land on the flowers. Admire your hard work. Hug your children tightly, tell them you love them and watch them grow into amazing creatures. Your efforts will pay off, I promise.
Being overly loving and attentive, constantly singing our children's praises and protecting them from any unpleasant experience can make the world seem like it's a wonderful place free of hardships.
I kept thinking that once I got ONE more thing off my list, I'd have more time to spend with my boy. WRONG. All it brought me was guilt. Besides, I wasn't being that productive any way. How could I be? Trying to work while ignoring my precious boy's pleads for attention? Impossible.
I relish the fact that even when presented with the messiest tangles, the ones that look like they might have to be cut away, there is hope... there is growth... there are new beginnings if I loosen my grip a little and keep on trying.
A confident and happy woman makes a better mother. And whatever it takes to get there should be done.
Squats on the playground? Ab crunches during movie time? It can be challenging to fit in workouts when you're playing and entertaining your kids. Here are six creative ways I turn playtime into workout time with my daughters.
I was 27 when our divorce was finalized, but I felt like a newborn. I had to learn to walk, talk, feel, exist on my own. To say that this was a transformative event in my life is a vast understatement. I learned so much, and these are some of the most valuable lesson.
There are generally two ways to get what you want out of life, the human way and the mystic way. The human way is how most of us live. It pretty much...
Successful people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities. This is easier said than done, so here's some help. The following list contains 10 things that successful people do to find balance on the weekend and to come into work at 110% on Monday morning.