By: Martianne Stanger There is no doubt about it. Life is busy. In fact, sometimes it is so busy that we find ourselves running from here to there, sending quick e-communications, but hardly connecting with ourselves, one another, or the glory of the great outdoors. To some, that may not be an issue. To me, … More Walk-n-Talk: A Simple Idea for Health and Communication
By: Cheryl Maguire How many gallons of milk do you purchase per week? We purchase 2-3 gallons so the price of milk matters to me. In my quest to find the least expensive milk price, I learned a few money saving tips. The price of milk can vary as much as $1 per gallon so … More 10 Ways to Save Money Purchasing Milk
By: Barbara Schwartz August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. According to the National Women’s History Alliance, “…the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which culminated a 72-year, non-violent campaign to extend the right to vote to women…”¹ But if we divide everyone … More How Equal is Women’s Equality?
By: Sandy Churchill Conflict: you cannot be a living, breathing creature on this planet and escape it. Darn free will! The very choices that bless us with creativity and freedom and individuality help us thrive on this daily journey; but also, at the very core, can be the source of pure hell on earth. The … More Conflict Management: What’s the Goal?
By: Martianne Stanger Long ago, I heard about a 1000 Hours Outside challenge in one of the online groups I am in and laughed at it. Who needs a formal challenge to spend time outside? I thought. My children get 1000 hours outside a year and then some. As homeschoolers, we were blessed to spend … More 1000 Hours Outside
By: Cheryl Maguire I’m a Germaphobe. The last thing I wanted to do was toilet train, not one, but two kids at the same time. Yes, I’m the proud mother of twins. I was fully prepared to let them wear diapers until they figured it out themselves. I definitely didn’t want to clean up urine … More 5 Potty Training Hacks
By: Tanvi Maharaja The human enterprise is replete with struggles and stresses of all kinds. These largely arise as the result of their natural antagonism to our own ideals of what is right and what is perfect. What I think my day should look like, or my work environment should be, or what my spouse … More LIFE LESSONS: Picking Your Battles