While I laugh at both well-meaning friends and rude acquaintances for asking this, they are really only voicing questions I have in my own head. I just don't ask them because I know there aren't answers.
Social media is an inescapable part of our society. But recently, research has been released that concludes there actually are negative side effects associated with social media. Many of the findings discuss how it impacts mental health; it is a joy thief that makes us sadder and more anxious.
Whether you believe in research or not, consider thefollowing 10 questions to determine if social media is stealing your joy...
A lot of teenagers head to college without any idea about how money works. Ten years from now, they’ll more than likely be loaded up with student loan bills. It’s a scary trend that keeps getting worse.
Don’t let that happen to your college kid. Help them understand these issues before they step into that first class.
Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing....
Time to stop comparing with the image of beauty the world sets before us. Time to stop talking like the eternal self-critic. Time to let go of the over-emphasis on the number thing with the bathroom scale. Stop the negative self talk and choose to move forward, believing the truth of what God says about you.
People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. This has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods. These tips can help your whole family lead a more healthy life.
Do you ever find yourself thinking What did I do wrong? Many of our insecurities about parenting surface because we find ourselves in a situation that is new or different, or that we haven't yet walked through.
So here's some perspective to help give you some confidence to get through....
Single parenting has become a hot-button issue for many churches around the country; but many churches are ill-equipped to respond to the needs of single moms. So how can you make a difference in the life of a single mother?
For those of us who have lost our moms, Mother’s Day can be a sad day; especially if we focus on what we’ve lost rather than remembering all we’ve gained from their influence. So, when Mother’s Day comes around, rather than concentrate on loss, we can choose to celebrate our mother’s lives in ways they would have appreciated.
Here are 10 ways to honor your mother’s memory on Mother’s Day....
If you've ever thought What if I'm not getting this right? you are not alone. Every mom has wondered, at one time or another, if we’re up for this task of mothering or if we're just messing up our kids.
Here are 4 concrete steps you can take to get more confidence to be a great mother.
You may share a bed with her, raise children with her, and even participate in keeping the home in order. You love her and value her, and maybe you even tell her that regularly. But even if you do all of that, here are five things your wife wishes you knew about the work of the home....
In the midst of all we do as mommies, so many of us simply end the day feeling average. We carry around a gnawing feeling that we don’t measure up, we didn’t do enough, and we’re failing at this thing called motherhood. If you find yourself in a similar place, be encouraged!
Here are 10 reasons why you will always be so much more than an average mom.