Month: April 2019

What Happened The Day I Traded Social Media For Books

What Happened The Day I Traded Social Media For Books

  For years, I was a social media junkie until it hit me that I was spending more time scrolling through other people’s lives than actively participating in mine. There were days I would spend upwards of 6-8 hours on any given social media outlet.…

Body Hair, Voice Changes and Enlarging Testicles, Oh My!

Body Hair, Voice Changes and Enlarging Testicles, Oh My!

When we began our family, the decision was made (mostly by me) to have four kids spaced closely together. The vision of having them go through stages of life was my dream. One of the deciding factors was being done with potty training, naps and…

How We Got Our Children Begging To Do Household Chores

How We Got Our Children Begging To Do Household Chores

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With six people living in one house, it can look as if a bomb went off. Our children are school aged, so we expect them to help out around the house. There are certain things they must do to earn electronic time or before hanging out with friends. Our philosophy is based on the fact that we are raising independent adults. There is a reward system in place, but we need to entice them a little more to do unsavory tasks.

Over the years we’ve attempted several different methods of chore charts and rewards. As they get older, the more expensive items they want. For many of these things, I encourage them to pay for them with their own money. The question becomes…

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Social Media Ruined My Body Image

Social Media Ruined My Body Image

Ever since I was ten years old, I was aware of my body; whether gaining weight, growing boobs, how I looked in clothes, etc. For years, I tried all the weight loss programs, diets and lifestyle changes to get to that perfect shape. I even joined…