Recently at a church meeting, I heard someone emphasize the difference between kindness and being nice. We often use the terms interchangeably, but they're really quite different. Kindness has much more depth. We're all taught to be nice, to be polite. We don't want to be rude, so we're nice in our interactions with one another. Being kind, on the other hand, requires more effort, more thought, ... Read More about 30-Day Kindness Challenge
Did you get Alexa for Christmas? Are you wondering what I'm even talking about? The Echo Dot, powered by Alexa, was the best-selling Amazon item during the 2018 holiday season. Priced under $50, it's a fun gadget anyone can afford. Please note: I use affiliate links in this post. Should you make a purchase with one of the links, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. My oldest ... Read More about 18 Ways Moms Can Use the Alexa Echo Dot from Amazon
Welcome to our first 30-day challenge! If you're like me, setting goals at the beginning of the year and then working on them all-year long is too daunting. I forget them, I lose enthusiasm, or I get bored. So this year I decided to do monthly challenges and offer them to anyone who would like to do them also. If that's you, please feel free to join the accompanying Facebook group, 30 Day ... Read More about 30-Day Dejunk Challenge
We often hear of people catching pneumonia. Sometimes the elderly even die from it. But the actual illness doesn't seem overly scary to most of us. In fact, it's somewhat common. But when YOU have pneumonia, it feels like a different story. For those who are sick with pneumonia or related illnesses, they need help--even if it's just knowing you care. Pneumonia Diagnosis and Help This year, the ... Read More about Pneumonia? How to Help and Be Helped
I think it was fourth grade. My son came home from school to tell me that a girl in his class had told him something about Santa. She'd said that Santa was just parents in disguise. When I asked what he thought about that, he emphatically replied, "Oh, I told her she was wrong! Santa is real!" That's when I realized I needed to tell my kid the truth about Santa. While I admired his zeal for ... Read More about Is It Time to Tell Your Kid the Truth about Santa?