Minecraft for Mom

Minecraft for Mom

Both of my children play Minecraft. Maybe you’ve heard of the game. They even have a few YouTubers that they watch every chance they get! Like this one: When they discovered that there was a Minecraft Con, they were disappointed … (read more)

Healthy Morning Habits

Healthy Morning Habits

I want you to take a few minutes and think about your morning routine a.k.a habits. What do you do every, single, morning without fail? Here’s what I do: Wake up, take a few deep breaths, stretch a little, and … (read more)

Parent-Teacher Conferences Are Scary

Parent-Teacher Conferences Are Scary

When I was a kid, I dreaded parent-teacher conferences. Back then, it was always my father who attended them. He’s the kind of dad who believed in having disciplined, well-behaved children. You don’t talk back and you don’t question authority … (read more)

10 Things You Must Do to be a Successful Author

10 Things You Must Do to be a Successful Author

Some of you might be thinking about being a writer when you get older. First, why wait? And second, make sure you cultivate these 10 traits. Every successful author I know has done these things (and continues to do them.) … (read more)

3 Life Lessons From Dobby

3 Life Lessons From Dobby

Recently, Dobby, one of our cats, had to spend nearly a week at the vet’s office. He’s supposed to be an inside cat, but has decided that being outside is more rewarding. He doesn’t have front claws (not by our … (read more)

Good Habits Help You Succeed (Here’s how!)

Good Habits Help You Succeed (Here’s how!)

You only need to know 3 things to create or break (replace) any habit:   A group of researchers at MIT discovered this while working with rats. The more the rats ran the maze, the less they had to think … (read more)

How Gluttony Became a Sin

How Gluttony Became a Sin

  You might be curious to know what gluttony, one of the Seven Deadly Sins, actually is. Considering there’s not much emphasis placed on it these days, I decided to do a little research myself. A quick Google search provided … (read more)

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

For all of you out there dreading returning to school, let me just admit this right now: I completely get it. I mean sure, there are some fun things like hangin’ with your friends, and maybe getting a glimpse at … (read more)

What is Vanity?

What is Vanity?

Vanity is excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements. How is vanity different from confidence? Some would say that there’s no real difference, but that they’re both a matter of perception. I tend to agree with … (read more)

Are You Related to a Sloth?

Are You Related to a Sloth?

How do you spend your time? There’s no right or wrong answer. We all make choices every day about time. Some of us have bouts with what I like to call, the internal sloth. It’s that tiny voice that encourages … (read more)