I used to see clients every day who wanted out of their failing relationships. For most, if not all of those individuals, one theme was always recurring. "If only my spouse had never changed from the man/woman I had married, things would have worked out." I usually asked a follow-up question: what was the change? The answers all varied in degree, but I was frequently surprised by the trivial nature of spousal discord. "The garage was never cleaned, all the years I was married ... Read More about How to Change your Spouse by Being a Better Spouse
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I love being a mom. I absolutely love it! But one thing that caught me off guard was everything that comes along with homemaking. Consider what has to happen during your day between caring for kids, cleaning the house, and getting a meal on the table. Raise your hand right now if it's ever felt just a little overwhelming! These cleaning tips for moms with toddler can help turn your life and home around and give you more time for the fun things! I regularly explain to my 2 year old that I'm ... Read More about 10 Simple Cleaning Tips For Moms With Toddlers
Don't you just hate when people start talking about "budgeting." I mean who ever wants to delve into that topic? (Except for my friend JaNae - she could talk finances all day. It's inspiring.) For the rest of us, the word budgeting can bring on feelings of stress. And guilt. And a desire to buy something before the budget starts. The word budgeting can make you feel that you should be spending less money, tightening your wallet, never traveling, and eating every single meal at home. Or at least ... Read More about 6 EASY Steps to Guilt Free Spending That Will Make You Love Budgeting
Confident moms are happy moms. But in the world we live in, motherhood is often minimized and even demeaned. I hear it every day. If it didn't affect the confidence of the awesome moms I know and love, I wouldn't care as much. But more and more, moms suffer from self-esteem issues, and that is rubbing off on our kids. Being and acting confident has a profound effect on our children. So offer your children the greatest gift and become a more confident mom. As someone who chose motherhood over ... Read More about Does My Child Really Need a Confident Mom?
By far, the hardest thing I do as a husband and a father is balancing my time between every demand placed on it. We’re all familiar with that look you get from your wife when you arrive home later than expected. Or the, “You’re a loser” vibe your 2 year old conveys when he tells you, “Dad can’t do. Gotta go to work.” Time management always seems to be my lost cause. And the work/home balancing act every parent performs is only intensified when ... Read More about 7 Powerful Time Management Strategies For Becoming A Happier Parent
Do you ever feel like all you hear about marriage is negative? Discouraging? Disappointing? I have heard the worst stories about marriage lately, and I keep hearing the question “are any marriages happy anymore?” It seems that it's easier to see the hard things in marriage than the good. But, if we are to reach our ideal for our happily ever after, it is absolutely vital that we start to notice and remember the good, the beautiful, and the positive in marriage. With intentional thoughts and ... Read More about Rediscover Why You Love Your Marriage