We all have a family. Even if you don't live with them, they exist. Many of us have created our own families. Whatever your experience, the family unit is essential. We are here on this earth to learn and to grow, and someday we can return to live with our Creator and be with Him as an eternal family. This blessing is extended to all upon certain conditions, which we are all invited to achieve. ... Read More about Why Does Your Family Matter?
At Easter, I enjoy reading books with my children that teach about Jesus. Like Christmas, this beloved spring holiday has become commercialized with bunnies, chicks, and everything but Jesus Christ. While those things can be fun to celebrate, it's important to me, and many moms, that we talk about and teach about His Resurrection. My oldest is now a teen, so my six-year-old son is the only ... Read More about 5 Easter Books for Children that Teach about Jesus
Are you rude? Am I rude? In my efforts to get things done quickly or to assert my rights, I suspect that sometimes I come across as an abrupt, rude individual. This is hard for me to admit, especially publicly. But I happen to notice that many of us are this way, whether we realize it or not. We all have moments where we lose our temper or push our ways, not showing our best, classy self. Our ... Read More about Are You Rude? 10 Questions to Help You Find Out
Oftentimes parents who suspect their child is on the Autism Spectrum or adults who think they may be on the spectrum wonder if they should pay to seek a professional diagnosis. As parents who sought an official diagnosis for our son, Cole and I are often asked how we came to that decision. For us it was quite simple. But for every parent and individual, the decision should be their own. Here I ... Read More about Powerful Reasons to Seek an Autism Diagnosis
You're writing an important document for work. Or maybe you're a parent writing a note to a teacher. You want to say something to the "effect of." But is it affect? Your school-age grammar lessons in the back of your mind are telling you there's a difference --affect vs. effect. But what is it? Both are tricky words which take just a little bit of practice to remember how to use correctly. ... Read More about Affect vs Effect