Self-Care or Community Care?

What is Community Care? Self-care is a readily understood concept, but community care could be more important. Community care is the support you receive from friends, family, and neighbors. This could be as simple as an encouraging text message from a friend or an...

Homemaking During Tough Times: Tips for Greater Grace

Homemaking during difficult or stressful times is tough. Keeping a home running smoothly involves prioritizing, slowing down, asking for help, and a whole lot of grace. Prioritize Homemaking Tasks Prioritize your time and energy. First of all, take care of yourself....

How To Support a Friend Who’s Had a Miscarriage

After a miscarriage, there are weeks of emotional and hormonal backlash in the postpartum period. Community care is vital during this period: call or text, send a gift, lead a meal train, offer to babysit, and refrain from asking why it happened. When you have a baby,...

Ms. Monopoly: The “Feminist” Board Game

Hasbro has announced Ms. Monopoly, a "feminist" version of the classic board game that gives female players extra money and bonuses. According to its tagline, Ms. Monopoly is "the first game where women make more than men." Instead of all players receiving $200 when...

Nagging is Abuse: How to Banish This in Your Relationship

What is Nagging? Nagging is persistent harassment. It’s asking someone to do something repeatedly, in a hostile manner. In some ways, when a person is nagging they are a broken record, with a constant refrain. For example, a wife could just continuously ask her...

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Self-Care or Community Care?

What is Community Care? Self-care is a readily understood concept, but...

Unrealistic Beauty Standards: 5 Tips for Self-Care

Beauty standards are the idealized version of the female form that corresponds to the deepest needs and wishes in our current society. However, when beauty standards become unrealistic, it can be unhealthy to compare yourself with overly photoshopped and extreme perfection which isn’t achievable. Instead, practice positive self-care and be a great steward of your body.

A Biblical Argument for Peaceful Parenting

What is Peaceful Parenting? Peaceful parenting is raising children without...
Self-Care or Community Care?

Self-Care or Community Care?

What is Community Care? Self-care is a readily understood concept, but community care could be more important. Community care is the support you receive from friends, family, and neighbors. This could be as simple as an encouraging text message from a friend or an elaborate meal train organized by your church after you have a baby. Community care is borrowing a cup of sugar from the neighbors or...

Unrealistic Beauty Standards: 5 Tips for Self-Care

Unrealistic Beauty Standards: 5 Tips for Self-Care

Beauty standards are the idealized version of the female form that corresponds to the deepest needs and wishes in our current society. However, when beauty standards become unrealistic, it can be unhealthy to compare yourself with overly photoshopped and extreme perfection which isn’t achievable. Instead, practice positive self-care and be a great steward of your body.

A Biblical Argument for Peaceful Parenting

A Biblical Argument for Peaceful Parenting

What is Peaceful Parenting? Peaceful parenting is raising children without violence. Peaceful parents never hit, spank, or yell at their children. Instead, we offer gentle guidance through empathy, personal boundaries, and communication. One of the main ways to parent peacefully is through emotional regulation. How can we expect a child to have better control of his emotions than we do as...

20 Things To Do Instead of Social Media

20 Things To Do Instead of Social Media

Addiction to social media is rampant these days. When you’re trying to break a habit, sometimes you just have to force yourself to do something else. Here are some fun ideas! 1 |  Go for a Walk Getting outside is so good for your mind and body. It’s especially good for your eyes after staring at a screen for a long period of time. Go for a walk to clear out the cobwebs of your mind. Ideally,...

Your Partner Needs To Understand You Not Just Hear You

Your Partner Needs To Understand You Not Just Hear You

There is this widely held idea that communication is key in any relationship. But communication isn’t necessarily the most important thing -- comprehension is. Comprehension is more important than communication. You can spend all the time in the world attempting to convey a message to your partner, but if they don’t understand you, then attempting to communicate is not enough. Many people would...

Must-Read Books on Parenting

Must-Read Books on Parenting

To be a good parent, it is essential to prepare and continue learning as you go. Just about every profession requires some kind of continuing education, and parenting should be no different. However, with parenting, there is a lot of contradictory and just plain bad advice out there. Plus, it can be overwhelming to take in a lot of new information while you're busy trying to be a good parent....

Sexists Actually Just Want to Feel Loved

Sexists Actually Just Want to Feel Loved

"Men are from Mars, women are from Venus," according to the age-old saying which describes the apparent 50,290,000 km divide between the planets, or sexes. Since the dawn of time, we’ve had trouble understanding each other, it’s nothing new. The language and approach we take when faced with this misunderstanding, however, has changed greatly. Initially, men had veto power. They were the...

Instagram Etiquette: How to Have Social Media Grace

Instagram Etiquette: How to Have Social Media Grace

Instagram is a wonderful platform that prioritizes beauty, inspiration, and positivity. It’s a place where people from all backgrounds and political affiliations can ooh and ah over a beautifully styled cup of coffee. However, there are rules of proper behavior on Instagram. Social Media Rat Race First of all, it’s important to have a healthy relationship with social media. It’s easy to get...

Mindfulness for Parents: Being More Present

Mindfulness for Parents: Being More Present

Having children can be a meditative practice if you slow down and be present. Being there for a child during playtime isn’t always the interactive roughhousing or active experience you might think. A lot of the time with babies or toddlers, they don’t want to interact. They just need you to be present.

Brangelina: How Inertia Destroyed Their Relationship

Brangelina: How Inertia Destroyed Their Relationship

Why did Brangelna get divorced? It’s been nearly three years since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their separation. They were married for just two years, but their relationship spanned twelve-years and six children. The split came seemingly out of the blue, but the destruction of Brangelina happened early on when neither one took initiative in their relationship, opting to deny responsibility and coast in the trap of inertia.