19 Bible Verses for a Strong Marriage

19 Bible Verses for a Strong Marriage

The Bible's eloquent love scriptures beautifully sum up what it means to be in love and to commit myself to my husband for the rest of your life. It speaks of perfect love that everyone should have toward the Lord, their friends, family and all of man. These Words about love serve as excellent guides to help me navigate the ups and downs of love, as well as convey my heartfelt thoughts to my husband.

Just Bad Habits or More

Just Bad Habits or More

Sometimes it can be hard to explain why we do the things we do. It is common to experience stress, anxiety or frustration in our lifetime, but what we do to cope with these things matters the most. There are times where you may catch yourself biting your nails, picking at your skin, or even avoiding physical interactions due to germs.

5 Easy Ways to Make Healthy Lunches for School and Work

5 Easy Ways to Make Healthy Lunches for School and Work

Lunch: You can’t get away with skipping it, because if you do, your productivity (and your kids’ attention) at work and school will suffer. But a reliance on pre-packaged or on-the-go meals can be a good way to load your body with much more sodium, sugar, fat, and calories than it needs. And unhealthy lunches may be part of the reason that many of us are suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Why I Want To Visit Los Angeles

Why I Want To Visit Los Angeles

Hi stars, i'm Zoey.  When my mom asked me what city would I like to visit. There was only one city that came to my mind and that city is Los Angeles, California (LA) . Although there are a vast amount of cities in the world, LA on on the top of my list. LA is on the top of my list for many reasons including, the beaches, celebrities, and I want to move there after college.

Jewelry Shopping at Jeulia; A Luxurious Experience Bound to Win Hearts

Jewelry Shopping at Jeulia; A Luxurious Experience Bound to Win Hearts

Women might love shopping for wardrobe essentials a lot but what really stretches a huge smile on our face is jewelry. Had clothes ranked above jewels, wouldn’t men have proposed women with outfits for them in their hands? However, when it comes to jewelry, most stores offer a particular type of style, one which reflects the ideology of the brand. Another factor that stands common among most jewelry sellers; the quality is directly proportional to the prices.

5 Things That Are Always Good For Your Kids

5 Things That Are Always Good For Your Kids

As a mom, you’ll always want the best for your children. But it’s often hard to work out exactly what that is. While you definitely want to be a provider and a protector for your children, you also want them to be happy. So you’ll often try to do anything and everything for them, and you’ll also try to ensure that they’re happy. But sometimes, what makes your kids happy isn’t always good for them - and vice versa. And because your sole job is to ensure that your kids are ready for their lives as an adult, you have to make sure that you get that balance right.

GRAPHIC AD DESIGN | IT’S EFFECTIVENESS

GRAPHIC AD DESIGN | IT’S EFFECTIVENESS

Hello, hello! I was just thinking about you so I decided to write you. You're a blogger/business owner, right? You're very good at what you do and your product and/or service is worthy of the money your customers/followers spend, but here's your issue; you suck at marketing. I still like you though and want to [...]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I was on a roller coaster with highs of success and excitement to lows of frustration and disappointment.  Yet, with dogged determination and loyalty I stuck out it. I was supposed to right?  Wrong.  By staying, I denied myself the opportunity for even more growth and opportunities. Staying was comfortable (even in the hardest times), but it wasn’t always productive.

Why I Want To Visit New York

Why I Want To Visit New York

Oh America! Out of the 19,000+ cities in the United States.  I can think of one in particular I’d like to visit! New York. New York City to be exact. Its the most populous city in America, with about 8.6 Million people there. I want to go because of 3 reasons. The art, the food, and the celebrities!

Hair Tips for Girls with Curls

Hair Tips for Girls with Curls

People with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips and tricks to lock in their desired look. Whether they want to blow it straight, create looser curls or maximize their tighter coils, Maya Smith, Celebrity Hair Stylist, salon owner and creator of The Doux, the “Indie” haircare line with cult following available at Target  is truly the master. Here she shares her best tips for girls with curls who want to revel in their natural hair and create a style they love.

Ways to Make the Most out of your Kids’ Summer While Working

Ways to Make the Most out of your Kids’ Summer While Working

School may be out for the summer, but that is unfortunately not the case with work. Much like how I talked about balancing family and continuing your education, with the kids home for summer vacation, it may be too difficult balancing and maintaining your professional responsibilities while also trying not to break the bank by having your children enroll in a summer camp or spending an exorbitant amount of money on child care costs. Here are a few simple ways to help juggle that balance and provide your children with opportunities to enjoy themselves and grow over the summer.

Why Might Your Child Be Misbehaving?

Why Might Your Child Be Misbehaving?

A misbehaving child can often be difficult to deal with. However, that doesn’t mean shouting or being overly forceful with them will bring certain results. Sometimes communication and clarity is key. This is not the opposite of being firm, forceful and enacting good discipline. In fact, sometimes being strong in the face of misbehaviour can create good children. We’re not here to suggest that you strike your kids, or to never ever consider this a possibility. Everyone has different parenting styles, and as long as you’re making the effort to raise the best person you can by acting fairly and competently, then you should be doing a good job regardless.

Budgeting for Marriage

Budgeting for Marriage

You may have thought that the wedding was the most expensive thing you had to deal when you got married, but in reality there are so many things that happen in marriage that cost money. Don’t let that scare you though. As long as you work as a team and come up with a plan, it won’t be so bad. As a couple, sit down and look into everything you will be spending money on and create a budget for each one. This will help you save money and also help you keep track of your expenses.

10 Ways to Protect Kids From Accidental Drowning

10 Ways to Protect Kids From Accidental Drowning

In 77% of accidental drownings, the child had been seen 5-minutes or less before being missed. That’s why pool safety advocates at Life Saver Pool Fence urge parents to install layers of protection in a home before they move in. These are designed to block kids from getting to the pool or at least slow them down so parents have more time to get to them before the child gets to a pool.

Remembering Michael Jackson

Remembering Michael Jackson

For as long as I can remember, I've been a fan of Michael Jackson. In fact, one of my favorite movies, The Wiz staring Michael Jackson, was released exactly seven months and four days after I was born. It was the story about a Harlem school teacher named Dorothy who was miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz while trying to save her dog from a storm. Michael Jackson played the scarecrow who joined Dorothy on her search to find the Wiz (Wizard) who could help her get back home.

Family Friendly Trip To Pennsylvania

Family Friendly Trip To Pennsylvania

The main rave was the cozy cabin we stayed in at Refreshing Mountain Retreat Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You can view cabin rentals in PA here. The time spent with the family unplugged in the cabin undistracted by the usual overabundance of electronic conveniences was heavenly. We actually had some unusual conversation and got to know each other more. Of course, the cabin came with Wi-Fi and a few modern amenities as well. 

Budgeting Tips for Busy Moms

Budgeting Tips for Busy Moms

If you’re a busy mom looking for easy ways to stay on budget, there are some tricks to help. Things like budgeting apps, spending hacks, living minimally, saving on basic necessities, and getting the whole family involved can help to keep your budget tight while staying busy as a mom.

7 Smart Tips For Stay-At-Home Moms To Successfully Bounce Back to an Office Job

7 Smart Tips For Stay-At-Home Moms To Successfully Bounce Back to an Office Job

Making the choice to go back to work is a big deal. Even if you were a successful career woman before your kids came into the world, your priorities likely changed significantly upon becoming a mom. Whether you’re trying to recapture your previous work ethic or develop a new one, there are a few things you should to do set the stage for your success.

How Your Job Is Ruining Your Looks And How To Deal With Them?

How Your Job Is Ruining Your Looks And How To Deal With Them?

Today’s young generation is competitive, ambitious and the epitome of confidence. They work hard to fulfill their career goals and aspiration and ready to go that extra mile to see results. However, sometimes the stress of competition and hard work takes a toll on the body and mind and will affect the external appearance of an individual. Certain studies have proven the correlation between stressful jobs and its effect on the appearance and skin.

How to Balance Family & Continuing Education

How to Balance Family & Continuing Education

Heading back to school can seem intimidating — at first. However, considering that you’ve been ensuring the survival of one or a few small humans, returning to finish or further your education is the kind of challenge that most moms can crush with flying colors. Of course, some days moms can struggle even finding the time to shower, so how is school going to fit into you and your family’s schedule?

Father’s Day Feature

Father’s Day Feature

If you’re looking for an inspiring Father's Day story I want to introduce you to Armoured One founder, Tom Czyz. He created Armoured One shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. With his own children in schools nearby when the mass shooting happened, the SWAT team operator and detective felt helpless to protect his loved ones against an emergency situation.

4 Simple Steps to Prevent Sloppy Math Mistakes

4 Simple Steps to Prevent Sloppy Math Mistakes

Kids’ sloppy mistakes in math driving you up the wall? Learn 4 simple steps you can take to improve their neatness and accuracy in math! Some kids seem to be born with the desire to write neatly…while others need a whole lot of convincing. (And I know, because I have one of each!) While messy handwriting can make it hard for kids to express their ideas in any subject, it’s especially a problem in math. That’s because every single number matters. If you mistake a 6 for a 0, or a 2 for a 7, you’re going to get the problem wrong.

Helping a Child Deal with Loss

Helping a Child Deal with Loss

Grief and the loss of a loved one isn’t something that we give much thought to. Aside from the odd worry here and there, we don’t spend our lives worrying about death or thinking about how we would cope if we lost someone close. Nor should we. Life is short, and it shouldn’t be wasted with worries about things that we’ve got no control over. It’s enough to be aware that life is a precious thing that will one day end for all of us.

Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

Every spring, schools across the nation give students millions of standardized tests.  Students sit for hours, filling in answer bubbles with their number two pencils for an exam that may span days.  They’re told the tests are “important”, they need to “do their best”, and that they have “one chance” to show what they’ve learned.  For any child--much less one with test anxiety, ADHD, or learning disabilities--it can be a painful process.

4 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids

4 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids

Amongst many parents, video games are generally perceived to be a negative thing for their kids. And while you don’t want them to become obsessed with gaming, there are actually many positive aspects involved in playing games. So, if you have always been anti-video games, this article will aim to give the other side of the argument. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should abandon all control when it comes to reinforcing parental control limits and time constraints. But here are some of the more positive aspects of gaming for you to bear in mind.

Four Fantastic Reasons To Add Images To Your Blog

Four Fantastic Reasons To Add Images To Your Blog

Blogs are growing in popularity, with both business and private blogs taking over the internet and social media. When you spend time writing a blog, you want people to read it; that’s kind of the whole point! Driving traffic to your blog to get readers and eventually turn those readers into customers is the idea if you’re a business blogger, and if you have a personal blog, you want to get your thoughts and opinions out for the public to see.

4 Skills Your Child Needs To Know Before Entering Kindergarten

4 Skills Your Child Needs To Know Before Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten is supposed to be fun and educational, and allow children an opportunity to blossom because it is usually the first time the tykes are away from their parents for any significant amount of time. And while most kindergartens don’t exactly have GPA requirements, for a child to succeed there are a few milestones that should be reached before they toddle through the door, says Alise McGregor, founder of Little Newtons (www.littlenewtons.com), an early education center with locations in Minnesota and Illinois.

Don’t Grow Your Blog Before You Do This

Don’t Grow Your Blog Before You Do This

Growing your blog. Letting it pay for your lifestyle while you can enjoy more time with your family and friends. This is precisely the dream of every blogger. Admittedly, when you write a blog, there’s a sense of excitement and satisfaction from being able to help someone by sharing your personal experience. But it is fair to say that most hobby bloggers consider creating a professional presence for their blog so that they can make money from it. The growth hack strategies to boost your audience and increase the volume of readers are varied, and ultimately, they are not the subject of our article here. No strategy will work if you haven’t prepared your blog and yourself for a growth process. Here are the essential elements you need to sort out before you can even design your professional blogging strategy. Are you ready to give your blog the boost it needs?

How To Find An Area That You Love

How To Find An Area That You Love

Building a life for yourself isn’t always an easy task. Whether you know what you want your future to look like or not, actually making it happen can be incredibly tough. You have to have a vision, you have to do your research, and you have to know what you put in place to make everything work. It’s not something that’s always going to just fall into your lap. Instead, you have to work incredibly hard to figure it all out. This is definitely the case when it comes to choosing your forever home. Your family home that your children will grow up in, and that you’ll create lasting memories in. Even when you know what you want your home to look like, knowing exactly where to buy or build it can be the hardest part. So we’re going to break down exactly what you need to do to find the perfect area.

You’re Hired!

You’re Hired!

Jobs for Life aims to see all people flourishing in their relationships and work. More specifically, we provide a platform for churches and ministries around the country to engage their communities to help individuals find and maintain meaningful employment. Our Biblically-based work readiness curriculum emphasizes job search skills, character, relational mentoring, and creating an ongoing community of mentors, instructors and employers. This network greatly improves their chances of finding meaningful work and achieving long-term success.

Raising Kind Kids

Raising Kind Kids

There is a saying or meme that you may have seen going around on social media, that says, in a world where you can be anything, be kind. And while we do live in a time where we have so much more freedom and freedom of expression, as well as more equal rights, we can be anything we want to be and do anything we want to do. But how many of us have ‘kind’ on our agenda? As parents, it is so important to make sure that we are raising kind children. Goodness knows we need more of it in the world.

Timeless Things We Still Ask Our Moms About

Timeless Things We Still Ask Our Moms About

Long after we leave the nest, our moms still go above and beyond for us. Whether it’s a thoughtful card when we’re feeling down or homemade chicken soup when we’re sick, mothers almost always know best! Shari’s Berries recently surveyed 1,500 people with the question, “What do you ask your mom about the most?” and got quite a few interesting responses. Across the board, cooking, parenting and health were the most popular topics.

Tips For First Time Mothers

Tips For First Time Mothers

Becoming a mom for the first time is an experience that cannot be justified with words. It is special, it is magical, and it completely changes your life. However, a lot of first time moms also have a lot of anxiety. What if I am doing this wrong? What if I make a mistake? This is only natural, but you have no reason to worry. We all make mistakes, and we all learn as we go. Here are some great tips to help you get started…

5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

“The best way parents can get started teaching their kids about money is to find out what your child is interested in, such as goals and what they want to be, do, and have in their lives. You can then tie any money lessons you teach or money conversations you have moving forward to their list of things that are important to them, meaning they’ll be more receptive in receiving the information instead of just thinking you’re babbling on about stuff that doesn’t relate to them.”

5 Ways To Fight Fatigue And Energize Your Life

5 Ways To Fight Fatigue And Energize Your Life

Feeling tired is a common complaint people express. Sometimes the self-description morphs into “I feel tired all the time,” and experts say that’s when extreme tiredness becomes better known as fatigue. Fatigue, when someone lacks energy and feels exhausted mentally or physically, can negatively impact performance at work, family life, and social relationships. Often, it is not a medical issue, but one that can be reversed by a lifestyle change.

Is Something Irritating You?

Is Something Irritating You?

If you feel as though something is irritating you in life, then you really aren’t alone. Multiple areas of your life might be affecting you, slowly niggling away at you until you start to think of it as irritating. However, half of the things that you find a problem might not even be one if you focused on sorting them out before they manifest into something worse. Your life could be so much easier if you follow the simple advice that we’ve got for you below. From your health to your work life, we’ve got you covered.

Must-Have Blogging Resource

Must-Have Blogging Resource

Let’s make this the year you accomplish your blogging goals! So what will happen to you over this next year? More subscribers? Finally create that course? Publish that eBook? Earn a full-time income? Whatever it is, I know it’ll be amazing. Just don’t miss it… Because at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time, the Toolkit will come off sale for good!

The 3 Most Common Home Improvement Scams—and How to Avoid Them

The 3 Most Common Home Improvement Scams—and How to Avoid Them

You might think you know what to watch out for but buying a home opens up a whole new avenue of potential fraud most have never considered. Home improvement scams prey on optimistic homeowners, grateful for the chance to renovate or restore their home on the cheap. What seems like a great deal quickly turns into a disaster. Here are three of the most common home improvement scams—and how to recognize them before it’s too late.

The Holistic Approach to Life will Change You Forever

The Holistic Approach to Life will Change You Forever

A lot of people think that the holistic approach to life is nothing more than woo-woo mumbo jumbo, others think that it is taking a spiritual approach to life and others, others like me, think that it is simply a better way of living on your own terms, being aware of your own actions and doing whatever works for you to live an optimum life. If you believe that everything we eat, think, practice and believe has a huge impact on your life and the lives of others, it makes sense to like at your life holistically, taking care of your mind, body and soul so that you can live a truly beautiful, happy and healthy life.

Make Money With Your Blog

Make Money With Your Blog

You’ve got big plans and dreams for your blog. And with good reason. I love blogging and feel so fortunate to do what I do, connecting with this community, sharing what I’m passionate about, and even earning an income. But that doesn’t make blogging easy — in fact, sometimes it’s downright hard. For all of your big dreams, maybe you’ve felt frustrated, confused, or stuck at times, trying to figure out how to grow your blog, get more traffic, overcome hurdles, find smart strategies, and earn more money.

A Mother’s Home

A Mother’s Home

If you familar with my story, you will know that it took time to adjust myself to motherhood. My mom is my hero and she made motherhood seem like a course you had to study it college. She certainly made our house a home. I feared I couldn't live up to my own expectation without proper study on the topic. However, the rewards of motherhood brings me such joy and satisfaction. Mother's Day is observed to celebrate this devine nature of women.

A Few Humble Tips for Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

A Few Humble Tips for Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Life is a beautiful thing, and it is a thing we should all enjoy and revel in to the utmost, ideally with loved ones by our side. Life is all the more precious it is finite, and alas, we will all come to the end of the road one day. In the modern world, funerals and commemorations are more easily arranged than ever before — such as through services like https://www.memorials.com/cremation-urns.php — but we are perhaps less psychologically prepared than ever before to confront death head-on.

6 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Money

6 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Money

Nobody’s born a financial genius. But as you grow, you get the opportunity to learn from those who’ve done it before. Just as you start to feel there’s a few financial boxes you’ve checked off, it might be time to swap chairs and become the one giving advice versus receiving it. Whether they’re nieces and nephews or your own little ones, answering financial questions and helping kids understand money is a skill all its own. And it’s one worth practicing.

Lock 1.8

Lock 1.8

After his heart-felt prayer for Lock, William closed his eyes in silence. He felt a hand on his shoulder. It was Alex. Alex looked at William with tears in his eyes and said, "They need you upstairs." William ran from the altar and repeatedly pressed the elevator button but because that first minute felt like 20, William decided to race up the five flights of stairs. All he could think about as he ran was the distraught look on Alex's face. As he continued up, he repeated out loud, “Please Father! Please!" as he made it pass each floor. The climb from the fourth to the fifth was the hardest. At this point, William was nearly crippled with fear. 

Save The Date

Save The Date

It's been 16 years, 7 months, and 15 days since I declared my love for Tim and promised to love him for the rest of my life. The vows I spoke were engraved in my heart and through the good times and bad, the love has not wavered even when I wanted it to. I've come to accept that God made no mistakes when he placed him in my life and I am grateful for all of the experiences. Therefore, after great consideration and daily prayer, I shall renew and rejuvenate my life with Tim on Sunday January 20, 2019 with a ceremonial wedding.

3 Ways Stress Takes A Toll On Your Body

3 Ways Stress Takes A Toll On Your Body

Did the latest challenge at work bring on a tightening in your stomach? Does constant worry about a loved one’s health make you physically ill yourself? Everyone at some point feels the effects of stress. Not everyone deals with stress in the best way, though.

4 Ways To Give Yourself An Energy Boost

4 Ways To Give Yourself An Energy Boost

Do you ever feel like you just don’t have the motivation to get up and get things done? You’re not alone and a lack of energy is something that affects a lot of us. There are all sorts of reasons you might be struggling with your energy levels from your diet to your schedule. Whatever the cause, you need to do something about it. These are some of the best ways to give yourself an energy boost.

Lock 1.7

Lock 1.7

As William was escorted from the room, he could see Marilyn running towards the room as the constant buzz from the monitor sounded as Lock drifted off.  He could see the fright in Marilyn's eyes as she also heard the nurse from the nursing station repeat, "Code blue in room 531." She dropped their drinks as she ran down the hall. The fear in her eyes was undeniable. William sank to the floor as she stormed past him trying to enter the room when the nurse stopped her and said, "We need to help her. Please stay out!"