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Bridging the gap: 3 tips to help your introvert child thrive when you are an extrovert parent

Every since our fourth son was little, he interacted with the world differently. He was reserved and reflective. He would rather play alone, observing everyone around him. Our fella was quite different from me. That’s when I realized, unlike his three older brothers, our youngest son was an introvert. Now, this is not earthshattering, but it did mean I needed to adjust how I was going to help our child thrive at home and in school. My expectations needed to shift. After being an educator for over 10 years[...]

Mommy Meltdown: 3 tips for shaking off mom guilt

Hey momma! You woke up today full of good intention. Sure, you meant to be patient. You meant to speak kindly. I am sure you meant to be present and treat each moment as a gift. Oh, yes! Your intentions were so good. Then you stepped out the bed. Off in the distance, you hear the dreaded crash followed by an “uh oh.” Maybe it was that moment you knew today was going to be a challenge. Nah, it could have been the three hours of sleep you had because you were up breastfeeding the baby and you haven’t h[...]

Motherhood Joy: 3 ways to replenish your heart when you face mom burnout

Hey mama, I know all too well that life is tough. You want to be a “good” mom, do your best for your kids, and be a loving wife. But it’s not always that easy. I get it. Several years ago, I was a young mother with three sons (one a newborn) in a new city with little support while my hubby was on deployment. As if that was not enough, I had recently transitioned out of my career to embrace being a stay-at-home mom. (Talk about significant life changes). Between potty training, breastfeeding, and home[...]

Speak Life: 3 daily affirmations to start your day with hope

How do you start the day? Pause for a moment. Really think about it. Do you wake up moaning, already complaining about getting up early? Or maybe you groan about the aches in your body or the noise your kids are already making? The words we use, spoken out loud or thought in our minds, have a major influence on the outcome of our day. These words impact how we view our family, our jobs, even ourselves. With so much on the line, it’s vital we choose our words intentionally. If we want our day to be fill[...]

Work it out: Five ways to resolve conflict in marriage

Recently, I asked my readers what would they like to see covered on the blog. One major topic came up several times—How to fight fair in marriage? So, I started to spend some time truly reflecting on what does “fighting fair” look like in my marriage. Is this a topic I could even address? Because, my husband and I don’t really “fight”, not in the traditional sense. In our 14 years of marriage, we have never yelled at each other, called each other names, or said things with the intention to hurt t[...]