Category Archives: Relationships


Valentine’s Day Roundup: food, kids, decor, love 3

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us! Are you looking for a few ideas? Here are several ideas to cover the bases for this Valentine’s Day! Food, kids, decor, and – of course – love! Enjoy this Valentine’s Day Roundup! Are you ready? Let’s start with a little decor: 1. Valentine’s Banner by Balm to My Soul […]


Keeping Up with the Busies: 6 Tips to Manage Busyness 28

We all know what “Keeping up with the Jones’s” means. I think we still live in a very real world of comparison and envy. But, more recently I have noticed it has become more of “Keeping up with the Busies”.  So, who are the Busies? We are. We all are. We are busy with our […]


Six Tips to Prevent Facebook Burnout 35

So, we all know that Facebook is the voyeur of this decade.  We can turn on our digital devices and look into other people’s lives without them really knowing. The problem? The stuff that we view on Facebook is heavily edited and weighted towards perfection.  This can lead to Facebook burnout.   You see a post […]


Marriage Tips in a Jar: Free Printable 14

We all know that marriage is not an easy task.  Sometimes it is wrapped up and presented that way. I remember when my brothers (who were all married when I got married) watched my wedding video, they said, “Just wait.” Marriage is wonderful.  It is so nice to have a companion to be there by […]


4 Things You Need to Know About Gratitude 11

Recently, I have been trying to put a focus on gratitude again.  It is something that I really have to work at. It doesn’t come naturally.  But, the more that I work at it, the easier it becomes.  I am grateful for so many things. With September 11 yesterday, I was reminded of that day […]


Graciousness: It’s An Art 42

  What is graciousness?  Is it a physical trait?  Do we look to Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly?  Graciousness is more than physical, it is behavioral.  Graciousness is the ability to be pleasant, kind, and courteous.  Recently, I experienced both sides of this coin.  I had someone, whom I admire, reach out to me and share […]


10 Ideas for Healthy and Happy Kids 2

Raising children is one of the most daunting tasks an adult can face.  They each come with their own personalities, abilities, and challenges.  I have twins, and this has taught me very quickly that regardless of how they come, they are each so different.  They learn differently, they love differently, they think differently.  That is why raising […]