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Solve Your Relationship Problems With 3 Simple Steps

Relationships are hard… period. And I’m not just talking about romantic relationships. The truth is all relationships including work, family, friends, and even acquaintances can go south ...

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3 Quality Ways To Support Your Aging Parents

It’s a hard day when you visit our mom or dad and realize that they are weak, frail, and not as capable as they used to ...

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4 Commonly Asked Questions To Help You Navigate Conception

The moment you decide it’s time to start a family, you notice just how much it dominates your time and thought. Everyday decisions that were ...

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3 Major Ways To Help Elderly Family In Your Care

You never know when an elderly family member might become ill and require extensive care. At that point, you have to make a major decision: You can place him or her in a home where they’ll get the assistance they require or take it on yourself. The latter option is preferable with most families because of emotional reasons and the fear of not finding a good facility. However, you need to understand that it’s a huge commitment. When my mom had cancer (though she wasn't elderly), it was a constant responsibility to meet her needs. Of course, I was willing and loved her dearly, but it didn't stop it from being overwhelming at times. Today, I’m going to discuss some of the things you can do to help elderly family in your care. 

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4 Crucial Ways To Support A Loved One During A Mental Illness Crisis

Seeing someone you love cope with addiction, depression, bipolar disorder or any mental illness can be heart-breaking. There are times when you feel hopeless and ...

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6 Important Actions For Raising Healthy Kids

Raising children is hard enough without health issues to deal with. I believe some problems can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and quality care. There are times, however, when things just happen and you must deal with your child's illness. I've been through this many times, having raised six children. I do know a thing or two about how to handle it when it shows up. But, mostly, taking care of them is common sense and dedication. Oh, yeah, and being prepared. I've compiled some important actions for Raising Healthy Kids.

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Child For A Hospital Stay

***This post is a collaboration and may contain affiliate links. If your child has to go to the hospital for treatment or tests, you will ...

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3 Loving Supportive Ways To Help An Addict

Living with or knowing someone with a drug or alcohol problem is not an easy experience. Addicts suffer but, unfortunately, their erratic behavior can create confusion, feelings of rejection, and despair in those around them. This is why successful recovery often includes not only the addict but his or her family as well. Because the odds of overcoming any addiction are greater with support, it's important to educate yourself about the process. You will come up against many challenges that will strain your relationship with the addict. Don't worry, though, you can help an addict and still stay close.

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7 Solid Ways To Prepare For Your Family’s Financial Future

It’s important to make solid financial decisions and preparations that will start and keep your family on track for a bright future. Some of the things you can do take time and research but others are everyday lifestyle changes you can make today. Take a look at the ideas listed in this post and try to put as many in place as you can over the next 6 months. Looking after your family’s financial future is crucial, and no one else will do it for you. If you have some savvy tips on preparing for your financial future, please post them in the comments!

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5 things Women Think About More Than You Think

Women are complex characters... or are we, really? Regardless of the truth of this statement, we usually follow a couple simple things: We all want health and happiness. And, we want to feel secure and needed. Most of us, if not all of us, want to feel loved and valued. Not so complex, after all. If you are honest, you will admit that the 5 things I'm about to share with you have crossed your mind on more than one occasion. And, to peel away any mystery or self-proclaimed complexity, all of these things are really about health, happiness, security, and being needed. Tell me what you think...

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Do You Suspect Someone You Love Might Be On Drugs?

When someone you love has a problem with alcohol or drugs, it is painful to watch them go down the slippery slope of substance abuse. You want to help. You want your loved one back. But it’s difficult to help someone who may not be thinking clearly or is having trouble seeing their problem. Unfortunately, they may only get help when they are either forced to or when something bad happens like illness, accident, or legal issues. But, you still try. The fact is, those who are dealing with addiction will either wake up and get help, stop on their own, or they will eventually suffer horrible consequences for their lifestyle.

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Practical Advice For Giving Your Teenage Daughter Confidence

Teenage girls go through a lot of shit. Don’t you remember? Their bodies are developing and changing. Their hormones are on high alert 24/7. They ...

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Cold Remedies…To Die For?

WednesdayWhim I’ve been told that I can get really way over the top serious sometimes. I agree with that. I take my coaching practice and ...

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Transitions

Wow! Life has sure changed in the last year since I’ve blogged. Let’s see, I moved from Virginia Beach to San Antonio, separated from the United States Navy and became a civilian for the first time in ten years, started working towards my Bachelor‘s Degree in Fashion Management and Marketing, and hmmm… oh yeah, I made another human being! Her name is Aysen, and I couldn’t be more excited about her coming into my life.

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How Work Can Disrupt Your Personal Life

Stress, stress, stress…we hear women often say nowadays-Yes! Our lives become so mechanical sometimes we rarely find time to breathe, eat and sleep. Stress may not be a big issue at first, but as time goes by, it can devastate your life for sure. I'm a busy bee and tend to work odd hours in the office just for the mere pleasure of working! Yes, I do! I was a workaholic and there was nothing I could do about it.

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