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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Why Girls Should Be Taught Home Economics

Why Girls Should Be Taught Home Economics

Young women should be taught home economics. People say it’s sexist to single girls out, but lack of home education, around cooking, cleaning, childcare, fertility, the differences between men and women, and running a home, is major women’s issue right now. Women are the ones spending household money, women are more likely to be home with kids for some part of their lives, and women care more about keeping their homes clean and cozy. Also, not knowing these things undermines a sense of...

How Mainstream Views on Love Could Destroy Your Relationship

How Mainstream Views on Love Could Destroy Your Relationship

So much of our success in love is psychological, or tied to the way we think. Is it possible you struggle in love because you're harboring negative or erroneous beliefs about men and marriage? We all move through the world with scripts we've learned from our parents and the culture. For instance, if you're a product of divorce it's possible you don't trust love. Or perhaps your mother taught you to "never depend on a man." Or maybe your parents had a bad marriage and were thus poor role models...

Why I Regret My College Education

Why I Regret My College Education

When I graduated high school, I thought college was mandatory. There was no question about whether I would go to college, just a matter of which school I would choose. However, my greatest aspiration was to be a wife and stay-at-home mom. I didn’t need college to be a homemaker, and, looking back, I see that the experience actually hurt me. Importance of Education First of all, let me get this out of the way, I fully understand the importance of education. Knowledge is one of the most valuable...