Teddy bears, train sets and Mr. Potato Heads: early childhood encompasses (or at least it should) all that is innocent and sweet in life. When your little boy is "vrooming" his toy airplane while sprawled out amongst Duplo blocks and Thomas the Train engines, the last thing on your mind is "the talk." In fact,… Continue reading How We Introduce “The Facts of Life” to Our Kids
I have found that consciously smiling actually helps me feel happy; and when I feel happy, I smile more. This upward spiral is so easy to initiate--all it takes is the willingness to start and the dedication to practice it every day. I tried it and it works. My outlook on life has improved, and… Continue reading Unhappy with Life? Thankfulness Produces Joy!
I know there are people out there who are thinking: "Headcovering, skirts and dresses, no birth control . . . come on--this stuff is not important. How is this real life? What about people on drugs, people starving, sex trafficking? Compared to that, this stuff is fluff. Let's focus on what matters." What matters. Hmmm.… Continue reading How is this Real Life?
A strange realization snuck up on me over the past several weeks: After 5 1/2 years of being "skirts and dresses only" I no longer feel abnormal. Weird. What I do feel is settled, at peace, and . . . bored. Yes! I thought I would never get past the trembling, anxious stage; I thought… Continue reading How I Organize My Skirts-and-Dresses-Only Closet