The Art of Pampering Yourself

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”– Parker Palmer

The world is constantly showering us with new problems and worries. A lack of time and overall hasty life pace aren’t helping either. To deal with such stress and pressure, every now and then, you need to dedicate some time to self-indulgence. The good news is that luxury can fit into everyone’s budget, from tight to unlimited. Here are some great suggestions and you choose the ones that match both your wallet and your preference.

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Compassion International Child Survival Program

Being a mother is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.  Funny, before my oldest daughter was born my sister said she couldn’t imagine ME – being a mother.  I know she doesn’t think that now. 😉  But back then, I was not the typical mother type.  I read every parenting magazine I could get my hands on.  I watched every baby show on TLC.  But those things didn’t prepare me for motherhood.  Once my baby was born, God gave me a natural instinct to care for my child. What a beautiful picture of his love for us!

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Why My Kids are NEVER Bored

Mama are you tired of hearing phrases like … “Mom I am soooooooooooo Bored”, ” I have Nooothing to do”, “Can we pleeeaaaasssseeee go to (you fill in the blank)”… 

Just picture me crinkling up my nose and narrowing my eyes and saying in my most nasaly voice possible 🙂 .  Wanna know something? 

I NEVER hear these prhases! 

And the solution to bored kids is beyond simple!  Are you ready for it? 

Get your pen and paper, you’re gonna want to write this one down…

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5 Irrefutable Facts which Approve that Working from Home is Profitable

In recent times, the importance of work can’t be denied. In fact, no one can avoid its significance. The entire human civilization has been constructed to work. But there are some people out there who cannot afford to do any full-time job for the living. Because they have some personal issues and cannot leave home for the sake of the full-time job. Then what will they do for the living? Well, nowadays, everyone knows the term ‘work from home’ jobs. Isn’t it? This alternative way helps you to easily opt for fulfilling your requirements. So, if you also don’t like the thought of hurrying to a workplace on a daily basis, then working from home will be an appropriate option for you.

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The Night I Fell In Love With a 13 Year Old

Have you ever known someone for so long that you forgot who they were?

I recently went on a date with this pretty cute 13 year old.  Yeah I’m 38 but I couldn’t help myself.  I’ve known this guy since he was born.  I celebrated his birth with his family and I’ve watched him grow into this spectacular young man in what seems to be a blink of an eye.  I’ve watched him take his first steps, witnessed his first bicycle ride, and yes – I was there when he scored his first goal.  I’ve watched this boy morph into a man right before my eyes, yet I had lost sight of who he really was.  He’s my son.

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Family Dinner: 3 Tips For a More Enjoyable Evening

Guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis

The evening is the time where everyone in the family is home. The kids are finished with their homework and are tuckered out after sports practice, and the parents are ready to retire after returning from work. Days tend to be crazy, but we still want to dedicate our time to family, but sometimes it can be quite a hassle getting everyone together in the evening. The adults are tired, the kids won’t stop bickering, and the teen has done enough whining and complaining. But there is hope! Here are a few tips to make your evening more enjoyable.
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7 Valentines Day Gifts for The Non-Conventional Lady

Is your lady hard to buy for?  HELP IS HERE !

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Hard to buy for Ladies

I am NOT a candy and flower kinda gal.  Candy adds padding I do NOT need and flowers, well they die.  My man HATES Valentine’s day, not only because he thinks it’s a fake fabricated holiday, but because I’m impossible to buy for.  So guys, listen up!  I’m giving you a list of things you can totally rock this Valentines day with.  Take notes… seriously… get your pen and paper… like now!

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10 Things Your Man NEEDS to Hear From You

10 Things Your Man Needs to Hear

 

There’s a saying I’ve heard many times, “Give a man 3 good meals and sex (not necessarily in that order) and he’ll be happy”…  While true to some extent, men need much more than this.  Believe it or not ladies, deep down your man needs much of the same emotionally stability that we do.  There’s many more, but here’s a few that I’ve found will lift my man when he’s had a rough go of it!

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Staging our Lives for Facebook

Comparison is the thief of joy

Life is too valuable to spend it wanting someone elses!

Have you ever been having a great day.  Life is good.  The kids, while not perfect, seem to be doing well.  The house, although not entirely clean, isn’t as bad as it has been.  Finances, well there’s not a lot extra but the bills are paid and there’s food in the pantry.  Then you make the mother of all mistakes.  You go on Facebook.

 

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Silly Southwestern Printable Gift Tags

Silly Southwestern Printable Gift Tags

Christmas is almost here! It’s the time of giving and if you’re like me, you have everything but the gift tags! Don’t simply write names on your gifts, print adorable clip art gift tags and add a little humorous character to your presents this year.
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