Why is Time Away SO Needed for Couples?

Taking Some Time Away for a Happy Marriage

Life is crazy enough as it is but then add children and life picks up tremendously. It is SO easy to get distracted with life that you lose sight of what your true main focus should be. No one grows up saying they can’t wait to get married to have a miserable marriage. No one grows up with the idea that they want a house full of wild, rebellious children. Yet, so often that is what happens. In my almost 18 years of marriage, I have found that when life gets cluttered with a super busy lifestyle, your focus gets off of the important things. That leads to a mundane marriage or even an unhappy marriage. The children become out of control from the combination of a lack of communication between parents and decreased attention given to the children. So, what is the solution when life seems to be too busy?! Time away!

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How to Help Your Children Reach Their Full Potential

How to Help Your Children Reach Their Full Potential

In life, parents take the whole responsibility for their children’s later behavior, emotions, strengths, values, fears, manners and everything else that was a part of their job to teach them from an early stage of life. Some modern-day parents find it exhausting to cope with everything that parenthood brings, including devotion and love, and leave their children to cell phones, tablets and brainwashing TV channels instead of being by their side.

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It’s a Good Life, If We Make It Good!

It’s a Good Life, Really!

Life is what we make it. For years, I was wishing time away. I love my children but I was also eager for them to grow up and be more independent. Now, they are all pretty independent (still working on some stuff with our 5… almost 6 year old but it’s happening much sooner than I expected). Instead of our lives becoming less hectic… we are seemingly in a constant tailspin. “Our lives are like a runaway!”

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Encouragement When Life Threw a Curve Ball

Encouragement Comes Just at the Right Moment

written by Jessica Shackelford

Have you ever “met” someone, a virtual influencer, that you instantly felt a connection to? I was first introduced to Amy Roberts while enjoying the Hip Homeschool Moms conference calls on Google Hangouts. This year, I was excited to see that Amy has a podcast called Raising Arrows. Since I have children that are close to her kids’ ages, as well as our commonality of homeschooling and managing a household, I instantly binge listened to the all of her podcasts.

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The Smartwatch is a Total Game Changer for Busy Moms

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.

Fossil Women’s Smartwatch is Great for Every Busy Mom

I am one busy mama these days. The holidays are busy enough but when you add in having two kindergarteners learning to read (my own and another I am fostering), a 6th grader who plays basketball, and a 10th grader who not only enjoys being anywhere his friends are but who also plays both JV and Varsity basketball for school. PLUS, all four kids involved in church functions all while I am trying to operate a business…. I am always running in every direction. I have children (and a husband) who need my undivided attention most of the day. I haven’t always been very good at balancing my focus on them versus getting a little too into my phone. I would hear my phone go off, check the notification and instead of putting it back down, I would also check emails, scroll through social media, and before I knew it, I had been on my phone for 10 minutes… just to check a text! It is so easy to do. Thanks to my new Fossil – Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch I can keep my phone out of my hand and less distracted.

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