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Taking care of me: 3 ways to create a self-care routine

Wife. Momma. Educator. Friend. Volunteer. Are you like me? Life is busy, and my list could go on and on of all the ways that I pour out into others. Most days I don’t even give much thought to how what I am doing for others impacts me because I enjoy what I do and it is fulfilling. That is until I find myself running on fumes. Immediately, I start to notice that my conversation and tone are short, and my patience is thin. All of this happens when I fail to take care of me in the process of taking of e[...]

Small changes: 3 healthy lifestyle tips to try this week

Making changes to live a healthier life are often made in small daily decisions. When do we wake up? What will we eat for breakfast? Am I ready for work? Then before you know it, you are laying in bed remembering all things you meant to do and feeling a little frustrated with how you spent your time. If you can relate, it’s time to start thinking about small changes you can make to have a healthier lifestyle. To help you get started, here are three steps to try this week. 1. Get up earlyI know, I know. (In[...]

Renewed perspective: 3 things to do when you are having a challenging day

Ever had a day that just seems to start off wrong? You wake up late. Your kids won’t stop fussing. You spill your coffee. Your spouse has an attitude. One thing seems to pile up after another. Before you know it, you are complaining and just have a bad attitude. Your words become daggers thrown at anyone who gets in your way. You go from being in a bad mood to having a bad day. The good news—you can turn your day around! The next time you have a challenging day, try these three tips to help renew[...]

Time Savers: 3 ways to save time around the house

Whether working full-time as a teacher or taking care of my fellas as a stay-at-home momma, it seemed like I was always doing chores. Laundry. Dishes. Dinner. Oh, did I say laundry? I will never understand how so much laundry piles up. No matter how much I thought I was caught up, there was always more to do. So finding efficient ways to use my time helped open up the time for me to spend with the people who matter most and doing what I love. The goal is not to do more things, but rather to do the import[...]

Learning What Works: 3 great questions to ask your spouse

One of the areas I truly value in my relationship with my hubby is our open communication. Even in those early dating years, we would talk for hours. We talked about our careers, our dreams, our love of music, our relationship with God and so much more. I was always amazed that we could find so much to discuss. It was then we agreed to be willing to be transparent with each other. Almost 13 years later, this continues to be one of the strongest areas in our marriage. Now, don’t misunderstand me. Although[...]