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For better or worse: 7 ways to cultivate a healthy marriage during the Coronavirus Pandemic

For better or worse. Those were the vows, right? For some, being at home with the love of your life might be feeling a little strained right now.   Are you noticing how loudly your spouse chews? (Did he always eat like that?) Maybe, those socks on the side of the bed are getting on your nerves? How hard is it to clean a mug? Or is he tired of seeing your hair in the shower? Irritated you keep using his charger and not returning it? Friend, if you said yes to any of these, you might b[...]

5 simple organizational tools for busy parents

(Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.) The kids are back in school. You have worked hard to get your routines in place, but somehow a pile of papers is starting to grow on your counter.  How do YOU keep everything organized now that school is in full swing? Whether you need to organized school supplies or the big pile of papers coming home with your kindergarten, I have done it all wit[...]

Being a calm mom: 3 ways to keep your cool when your kids are losing theirs

Raising four sons, I have experienced epic tantrum meltdowns, bad attitudes on the way to school, anger outburst before church, and tirades about the food they don’t eat. Sometimes the out of control outburst of my fellas only led to my own. I’ve reacted when they were little. I was a sleep-deprived momma with three little ones under five struggling with boys who didn’t want to be potty trained, who screamed because they didn’t want to get out the car, or who wouldn’t go to bed because daddy wasn[...]

Moving forward: 3 healthy responses to offense in marriage

Offenses don't just happen in your marriage; offenses occur in all marriages. You are not alone. But how do you respond? Are you the angry wife? You know, the one who stomps around your home angrily cleaning hoping your spouse will get the hint. Are you the dangerous wife? The one who uses offense as ammo, shooting down any attempt of intimacy. Are you the controlling wife? The one who refuses to do anything or give anything unless everything goes your way. Are you the loving wife? Oh, she's the one[...]