Family, Marriage, Parenting

Strengthening Your Marriage: Continuing The Work After Baby

Things can get quite…  Disorganised, shall we say?  After a baby is born.  One of the pieces of advice my husband and I took to heart was to not forget about our marriage and each other, and to make space for one another. We have found that the devil—or in this case, the angel?—is in… Read More Strengthening Your Marriage: Continuing The Work After Baby

Community, Community Building, Community Development

You Get A Cause, You Get A Cause, Everyone Gets A Cause!

It feels like, even more so than nine years ago, when I wrote about the difficulties in choosing a cause to support, that there are so many causes, organizations, groups, charities, etc. to support that one might find themselves wondering, Why even bother? Of course, I don’t ascribe to that line of thinking at all—there… Read More You Get A Cause, You Get A Cause, Everyone Gets A Cause!

Family, Happiness, Marriage, Parenting

Strengthening a Marriage Through the Common Experience of Raising Children

I recently wrote about how I didn’t think marital happiness and raising children were, despite what some might say, mutually exclusive.  But my husband and I had seen how some of our friends’ marriage suffered after having children, and so we decided to do research and take preventative measures to make sure it wouldn’t happen… Read More Strengthening a Marriage Through the Common Experience of Raising Children

Personal Development

Nine Years of Working Towards a Voluntarily Simple Life: Well Worth It

Back in 2008, I promised myself that I would live a voluntarily simple life.  It’s still an on-going process, surprisingly enough; I really thought that I would be able to get a hand on it after only a year or two. The first step was really easy; there was so much in my life that… Read More Nine Years of Working Towards a Voluntarily Simple Life: Well Worth It

Beauty, Family, Motherhood, Parenting

Makeup Tips for New Moms: Do It Wise ‘Cause You Can’t Do It Twice

One of the consistent pieces of advice given to new moms that I have come across over the years is that they should take care of themselves, and that a little makeup goes a long way.  But I find that the advice doesn’t delve much more than that—until now. I rounded up some makeup tips… Read More Makeup Tips for New Moms: Do It Wise ‘Cause You Can’t Do It Twice

Community, Community Building, Community Development

Epiphanies and Realisations: Most People Are Kind, and Most People Want to Change Things

Trying to contribute to the betterment of the world starts with bettering ourselves, our families, and our communities.  It’s empowering to work on oneself and to see the changes in one’s personality; I regularly hit up my old journals and am amazed by how ridiculous I sound to myself a mere year later! For those… Read More Epiphanies and Realisations: Most People Are Kind, and Most People Want to Change Things

Family, Parenting

If You Want To Be A Good Parent, You Have To Read This

Apologies for the clickbait worthy title, but as you will see, it’s basically the perfect opening to this post.  Because I think I have found the two things that every person needs to do be a good parent—a big “ah-ha” a couple of fellow parents and I have had recently and that I want to… Read More If You Want To Be A Good Parent, You Have To Read This

Community, Community Building, Community Development, Consultation

The Implications of Diversity: We Can All Be Right

This is a very sensitive topic to discuss, and, while I have made every effort to translate into words as “mild as milk” my ideas, I apologize in advance if something I wrote ends up hurting someone. As a religious person, I find myself constantly under attack—the same attack that religion is accused of putting… Read More The Implications of Diversity: We Can All Be Right

Family, Parenting

How Many Children and How Far Apart They Should Be: Does It Really Matter?

The children question…  It was bound to happen—although I didn’t expect it to happen so soon after giving birth. When my baby was only a handful of weeks old, someone broke the ice and asked when my husband and I would be getting more children.  Of course, at the time, all we could think about… Read More How Many Children and How Far Apart They Should Be: Does It Really Matter?

Media

Fake News and The Search For Truth: No, Really, It’s Still Out There

I have to admit that, since I started blogging back in 2008, the online landscape has changed quite a lot.  The principle of independently investigating the truth has become even more difficult than it already inherently is because of the glut of information so easily available now; making things murkier are false pieces of information… Read More Fake News and The Search For Truth: No, Really, It’s Still Out There