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Surprise the Kids With the Gift of Disney World

We haven't been on a vacation in many years, so we wanted to surprise our girls, 17 and 9, with a Disney World trip. My 17 year old had already been 3 times but it was when she was younger and couldn't remember much. They had both been asking for Disney World for...

1 Simple Rule We Need to Teach Our Kids

Somewhere along the way, we have quit teaching the Golden Rule to our kids. You know what the golden rulle is. Right? Well, just in case, let me remind you. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31. Does it sound familiar? Gradually, over time, we quit...

An Open Letter to Give you Hope Despite Hurt

Dear Hurting Christian, My heart breaks for you right now, especially when you are struggling to find hope. I can’t imagine what it must be like to endure all that you have endured. Maybe your hurt comes from the loss of someone near and dear to you. Or maybe it was...

Unique Gift Ideas You Need to Celebrate Mom

12 Gift Ideas to Celebrate Mom While we celebrate Mother's Day once every year, there are always opportunities to help Mom feel special beyond that one day every year. Gift ideas are challenging to me because I usually want to give more than my budget will allow, so I...

The Forgotten Secret to Stop Bullying

My heart hurts right now. When my 9-year old daughter came home from school the other day, I asked her how her day was. She replied that it “wasn’t too good” and she was sad. I asked her what had happened, and she followed up with, “I sat by myself at recess.” My...

5 Steps to Break Free From Fear and Start Living Your Dreams

I have a few questions for you. What obstacle do you allow to stand in your way from living your dreams? What stops you from changing in an area of your life that is a struggle, year after year? I could also ask this question in many other ways... What stops you from...

3 Steps You Need to Take for a Peaceful Blended Family

Blended families are tough. I have had the pleasure of working with various couples over the last several years, and many of them were starting over in a blended family. Their kids were a combination of theirs, mine, and ours. As I listened intently to the couple...

Don’t Let Fear Stop You and my Ginourmous Announcement!!

I have a ginormous announcement!!! I’m in a season of big changes right now in so many areas of my life. Most significant impending change though is in my business. I’ve been at a counseling center for the last 10 years as both administrative assistant, earlier on,...

Communication Strategies for Couples: Effectively Manage Conflict

When my emotions escalate during conflict between my husband and I (GASP!)... Yes, I admit it. There is an occasional disagreement in my household. There is only one thing I need to do in that moment. I need a time-out! Yes. I do. I mean the kind I put my 8 year old...

An Intimacy Challenge to Transform Your Marriage

As a therapist, I have seen so many clients over the years that show up in my office due to a lack of intimacy in their marriage. That may not be what they write on their intake paperwork, but that is what is revealed as we begin discussing lack of communication,...

Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

As we embark on the holiday season, more often we tend to be more mindful of others, and being kind. What if we were intentional every single day of the year? My heart is broken when I see the news these days. There is so much hurt, anger, and division all over the...

Get the Attitude of Gratitude in Your Home for Thanksgiving

It's November! It's the month of Thanksgiving. I know that I try to be thankful all year long, but sometimes I slip up. What if we had reminders all around our home to help us be intentionally thankful? What if you had the attitude of gratitude all year long? Rejoice...

Useful Strategies to Combat Holiday Stress

The holiday season is quickly approaching and with it, comes lots of holiday stress! Before we know it, 2018 will be knocking on our door.  What thoughts immediately come to mind as you begin to think and prepare your heart for the upcoming festivities?  Do your...

Our Disney World Vacation Experience 2016

Just for fun ... I'm going to tell you about our Disney World Vacation that we took in Fall of 2016!!!! Since there is so much to tell you, I'm going to divide it up into a mini-series. Haha! This vacation was the first one we had been on in many, many years, so...

Get off the negative fear train and start doing!

I have a negative fear train that runs through my head. Yep. Fear. When I started this blog, I had been tossing it around in my head for about 2 years before I actually took the first step and wrote my very first post. Throughout the two years, sporadically, I thought...

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