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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

It's not a secret that staying in a happy relationship is somewhat rare these days. With rising divorce rates and couples deciding to go separate ways, your annual anniversary is an event to celebrate! Whether it’s your first year together or your 50th, it is something worth celebrating. So what are the best ways on how you can celebrate your anniversary? Here are 10 suggestions that cover the simple to the outrageous! 1. Backpacking Together as a Couple Are you the type of couple who used ...

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52 Text Message Love Bombs to Send Him

My hubby and I celebrated our 3 years of marriage this past October. Although we've had our ups and downs I do know this to be true: Men need and want to be loved. Not only that, but they need to be reminded. Marriage is like a box that you deposit little love bombs into. When you are always doing this, always depositing, your hubby will feel it. He needs to also do his part by adding his deposit of love into this box. Times will come, moments, arguments and you will want to look into that ...

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A Review of 2013 and a New Year Video

I am a warrior. I don't look like a typical warrior but hear me out, for a few minutes. When you believe in something with all your soul, do you fight for it? It took me some time to find my voice, but, when I look around, I see a world that needs more people who not only stand for wholesome values but fight for them too. I don't want to hide my faith in God, I don't want to apologize to anyone for being a pro life, pro family, pro love kind of woman. These are elements of light and life! As ...

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This is What Depression Looks Like

I've been nervous to let my story out in such an unguarded way, but I feel compelled to show the world: I am not perfect. So here it goes... Becoming a mother is life changing. It’s a blessing, and somehow also a means to complete depression. Now, before you label and judge me, take a deeper read. I have always had the dream of having family, house with a white picket fence; a pot of coffee brewing each morning, kissing my husband goodbye on his way to work. It all seemed so perfect. Ideal. ...

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The Superpower I Found Inside (You Might have it Too!)

I spent a lot of time around entrepreneurs in the last few days at the Expert Industry Association conference. It's been an amazing experience, there's a few things learned that are pretty monumental --if you ask me. One of the first days at this conference Brendon Burchard told parable; I'll sum it up in a nutshell. A man was stuck in a lion cage, panicking, shaking the cage yelling, "get me out, get me out". Suddenly he turns and see's his  fiancée thrown into the cage as well. At this point, ...

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Best Family Safety App Parents Should Know About

Do you ever come across one of those businesses or ideas where you think – why didn't I think of that? There's so many industries that are being reinvented with new and changing technology. I don't usually accept sponsored posts but because a big part of my mission is making sure that I put family first, in all my life's work; I decided to take a moment introduce an app called React Mobile. Listen up if you are a play-it-safe kind of person. In a nutshell, React Mobile is a safety alert ...

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Free Printable Prayer for Thanksgiving

Oh the pumpkins, oh the leaves falling upon us in colors so lovely... If only fall lasted a tiny bit longer. It always seems that this season comes and goes too quickly. Right? I remember being a little girl and my dad would ask me to lead in prayer when we gathered around the table. I don't know why, but it never made me too nervous. I loved speaking, reading and sharing heartfelt moments. I suppose I'm an openly emotionally type of gal. Ha! In all honestly though; if you don't usually ...

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The Playground Workout for Moms at the Park

Ever wondered how to workout at the playground? There are a lot of moms who stay fit despite the busy work schedule. And get this, they don’t even need a gym in order to do this! What they do is to get the best workout that they can have on public playgrounds. Sounds like Sylvester Stallone working out as Rocky? Not really! A great number of moms these days and even athletes make use of the playground. The benefits of having playground workouts is that you are using your bodyweight. That is ...

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How To Get a Raise at Work

Is getting a raise in today’s day really practical? Let’s talk money and paychecks, shall we? With layoffs, unemployment and many other economic problems, is it really possible to fatten your paycheck without infuriating upper management? During the 1990s, retention was common and it was the key priority for hard working individuals. This scenario, sadly, is no longer that common. When business output has been affected by the economy, just how do you convince your company to give you a ...

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Top Reasons to Invest in Online Education andTraining

Despite the stiff job market these days, there are ways  you can have an edge over others. One of the things that could lead you to where you want to be is credibility. Becoming credible doesn’t happen overnight. It is a product of years of experience and knowledge. The very first step that people forget when building their credentials is to go to have an education/training that can get them the skills needed to perform certain jobs. Training/education could ultimately raise your paygrade and ...

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Moving Tips for Busy Moms

Moving is not an easy task. If you are a busy mom, like me, what are the best ways to make your transition smooth? Here are some tips that may come in handy. 1. Trash All the Things You Don’t Need It’s time to get rid of your junk, ladies! Sell stuff at a yard sale, give it to Goodwill or just throw it out as garbage. If you are moving to a smaller space, this is the most important thing that you need to do. From perishable items to the things that have been stored in your closet for the ...

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5 Amazing Jobs for Moms of Young Children

Let’s be honest, many moms would love to watch their children grow and be home more. But, when it comes to finances, compromising your career may be out of the question. Don’t worry, I have good news about home jobs! It is now possible to have a career and the freedom to care for your kids with a flex schedule. And that’s what the internet is for. The internet is not only a hub of useful information but also a venue for new mommy opportunities. These are some amazing jobs that moms can ...

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Get Your Man to Take You on More Dates

Yes sir eeeeeeh! It's time to answer a reader question today. Drum roll please... This question I can relate to, believe it or not. Life gets busy. Life gets hectic. There are always a million reasons why date nights with your husband get pushed off to the side. Well, it's time to make time for romance, friendship and just plain connection. Here are 5 tips for getting your man to take you on more dates. 1) Tell Him How It Makes You Feel People, in general, often times will remember ...

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27 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

As I write this post, I have my newborn baby boy sleeping next to me on my comfy couch at home. I feel so blessed to have the freeedom to earn an income even during my first weeks at home from the hospital. In case your a visual person, here is some proof :) I literally just checked my bank account and see all the sales that have come in while I was in the hospital having my son. I'm not saying this to brag, or even show off that money is the ruler of my life. It's just great to have ...

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It Matters Who You’re Dating

Every once in a while, I'll get a few emails asking for relationship advice. This was one of those weeks... My boyfriend is starting his own company and it is very time consuming. He also has a daughter from a previous marriage. Between work and his daughter I get to see him just about once every other week. He's so busy I barely get to talk to him during the week. I love this man more than anything in the world but this is so difficult. Any words of advice?! This question got me thinking. Do I ...

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3 Tips for Loving Your Spouse (and Kids!)

This weekend was a stressful one. With my husband starting a new job, our house up for sale, 5 months along in our second pregnancy we let some silly little things bring out the very worst in us. I'm sure you know what I mean, petty little fights like, "Why did you spray that Windex near the bowl of pears?" Or, "why didn't you take the trash out yet, do you do anything around here?" Looking back now these comments look too dumb to even argue about, right? Well some of these little fights ...

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7 Things to Ask Your Toddler at Bedtime

Ahhhh bedtime. It's some parents worst struggle in the day. And many times I'm one of these struggling parents. It seems like Noella and Eli like to pull some crazy stunts at night, right when my exhaustion levels are kicking in high gear. Anyone relate? However, I'm going to pull out a positive message here! Bedtime can be a time for connecting with your little one and also setting them up for a good night's rest too. You can get their little minds flowing with positive questions ...

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New Year, New Health: Helping Families Prevent Diabetes

The holidays are a time to spend with family, but if your child has weight issues or caregivers have warned about Type 2 Diabetes, the holidays can present a complicated problem. Sugary treats and sweets are some of the favorite things for kids around the holidays. However, just last month during American Diabetes Awareness, I learned that my cousin was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.   After doing some research to learn more about the disease, I was surprised at just how many families ...

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7 Parenting Tips for Christmas Time

Christmas time. Is it all about presents, snowmen and Santa? Sure those holiday icons may be fun and cute, but as parents we have a true responsibility at Christmas time to bring our children to know Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas. If we don't teach our children and bring them to the arms of Christ, then who will? Certainly not society or not media. So this brings us to my favorite lovely, cliche: "Keep Christ in Christmas.”   7 things you can do to keep Christ alive ...

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22 Proven Remedies for Morning Sickness

Oh the joy of pregnancy! A miracle. A blessing. And yet, somehow the changes our very own bodies make us sick, sick, sick. If you are one of the lucky ones who doesn't have any morning sickness, consider yourself blessed! Now, for the rest of us...Take a deep breath and say this out loud: "Everything is temporary." Pain. Nausea. Illness. Aches. It's all temporary. Try to stay positive and keep yourself busy during the "hard parts" of pregnancy. It's always good to spend time with friends ...

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