Category: Strengthen Relationships

How to Raise a Strong Daughter

How to Raise a Strong Daughter

Inside: How to raise a strong daughter and help her develop strong self-esteem.

Growing up, I was your classic, painfully awkward, self-conscious, and insecure teenage girl. It didn’t help that by seventh grade, I measured six-feet, hated my body, and battled acne.

Sure, some of that was just part of growing up. But part of … Read more

family dinner time - the most important thing to remember

The Most Important Thing to Remember About Family Dinner Time

Inside: The important thing to remember about family dinner time. Hint, it’s not what the experts tell you.

“A family who eats together, stays together.”

I read this quote on a blog explaining why family dinner time at the table is so important.

Great. Another reminder of yet another area in which I feel like … Read more

managing expectations on family vacation

The Truth About Managing Your Expectations: 4 Things You Need to Know

Inside: Managing your expectations and giving yourself grace when you mess up.

Irritated, I reached for my daughter’s arm to hurry her along. The huge resort iguana captured her attention while I was rushing to get us to the pool.

I felt my arm brush the coke bottle in her hand and heard the loud … Read more

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Struggling with Marriage Money Problems? 3 Simple Solutions

Inside: Common marriage money problems and three tips to overcome them.

My shoulders ached with tension as I sat at the computer, reviewing our joint checking transactions. I bit my lip and squeezed my eyes shut to hold back frustrated tears.

Sighing with despair, I realized that we didn’t have an income problem. No. What … Read more

Save Money and Cut Costs on Family Vacation

How to Save Money on Family Travel

If there’s one thing I love, it’s getting out of town with my family. Something about getting away, even for a long weekend, just lifts my spirits. But vacation costs add up fast. Since I’m the money-manager of the family, I’m always looking for ways to save money on family travel.

Our family vacations can … Read more