FAMILY

These posts look at family — parenting, marriage, parents, the entire bit!

10 Must-Have Personal Development Goals

Hi everyone! In a previous post, we looked at setting goals. But there are also your personal development goals to look at as well. Taking control of your life by striving toward ongoing self-improvement is not only admirable but necessary for self-growth and rejuvenation. Personal development goals enhance your life in many ways, allowing you to achieve more and become …

Happy Holidays: Families and Complications

As our families get more complicated, so do the holidays. Most modern families no longer consist of Mom, Dad, 2.5 kids, and one or two adoring grandparents. Instead, you’re dealing with ex-spouses, their new partners, and a mix of children, step-children, and various half-brothers and sisters. With that, a lot of complications get added to your already busy holiday schedule. …

The Spirit of the Season: Make a Gratitude List

Sometimes, you may forget the little things that you’re grateful for in your life. However, if you have them in plain sight, it can help you reinforce your gratefulness — especially during the holiday season. Why not write these things down on a gratitude list, and keep them close to you? If you find that you’re overwhelmed by negative feelings, …

Journaling to Relieve Stress

Stress comes in many forms — especially during the holiday season. Likewise, stress relief can come in many forms.   Some people turn to physical activity for stress relief. Others want something less strenuous. Journaling is a great way to relieve stress at any time. By putting your thoughts and feelings on paper, you provide yourself with a tremendous opportunity for …