Encouraging Your Spouse, Your Children, And Your World

Encouraging someone is to infuse courage in them by saying and doing things that build them up. Here are five tangible things you can do this week: openly speaking positively and loving to your spouse in front of your kids to model proper behavior telling a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance how awesome you think they are … Continue Reading

Love Languages For A Healthy Marriage

I have emotional needs that must be met, and so does my hubby. These are called love languages. Let’s picture these emotional needs as a giant “love tank”. My love tank can either be emptied or filled by my spouse, parents, friends, etc. Basically, I can feel loved or not… I may know intellectually that my … Continue Reading

5 Tips For Prioritizing Your Husband (After You Have Children)

My top three priorities as a wife and mother should be in this order: 1). God 2). Husband 3). Children   Sometimes it’s difficult to prioritize my spouse before my child, because she is four and has WAY more needs. The thing that helps me prioritize Paul every day is perspective. I realize that I’m cultivating my … Continue Reading

Anxiety: 7 Ways To Beat It!

Anxiety is another word for worry or stress! It’s basically a fear of something that isn’t even dangerous. Which means it’s irrational. It’s only a REAL fear when it’s something legitimately dangerous (like falling from a high-rise) because that can hurt you. Anxiety is just an annoying little feeling that we perceive as a serious threat. We … Continue Reading

Why Switch To Natural Products?

Why switch to natural products? I can’t speak for anyone else, but the catalyst to my personal lifestyle switch is mentioned in the beginning of an older post I wrote here. The quick answer is this: Life is precious. Health matters. Toxins are real and avoidable.  Many people in my family have passed away due … Continue Reading

Wedding Day Memories + Vendors

The officiant began our wedding ceremony with these words of wisdom, “Marriage is a holy estate given by God to fulfill us as individuals and as a couple and to conform us as maturing believers into the image of Christ.” I see that so vividly now. I’m living the bible verses that I’ve grown up reading. … Continue Reading

Writing a Letter to Someone You’ve Hurt

Writing a letter seems pretty outdated these days, but I’m a big fan of the lost art.   I love words.   Formulating them, speaking them, listening to them, hearing them, reading them, you get it…. so it only makes sense that I write for a living. And that I’m currently writing…….. about writing.   … Continue Reading

Books I’m Reading Lately

I love books. Especially right before bed. Reading books allows me to connect with my imagination and helps me wind down and relax. Sometimes I read lying next to Paul in bed, but most of the time I read in the bath using my favorite bath accessory – my bamboo caddy (and drinking hot tea of course). In … Continue Reading

Mompreneurs & How They Do It

Mompreneurs. This has been a buzz word for a few years now, but I wanted to explore that modern term a little more tangibly in today’s post. BusinessDictionary.com describes mompreneurs this way: “New name created to describe a multi-tasking mother who can balance both the stresses of running a home-based business as an entrepreneur and … Continue Reading

Healthy – What Does That Really Mean?

I created this blog for the woman who longs to have a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle. My hope is that it’s a judgement-free place for her to explore with a morning cup of tea…..(or strong coffee – whatever she likes). 😉 A part of becoming “healthy” though is knowing what that word really means. At least to … Continue Reading