Archives: Home and Family

Using Public Storage Buildings

Every one of us have excess or extra stuff that needs to be stored. Many have a garage, attic, or basement that you can pile things in but these get cluttered and over flowing too. The logical solution would be to weed through these things and discard those that we really don’t need. But what • Read More »


A Well Designed Kitchen

When designing a new home, it is always a good idea to spend some time carefully considering the kitchen and its layout. After all, this is where the family meal is usually prepared and there’s nothing more important than the family meal to keep the family as a unit. The most popular layout today includes • Read More »


Birthday Parties for Kids: Do’s and Don’ts

Kids look forward to their birthdays all year long, which means the pressure is on for planning a celebration that they will always remember. While planning your child’s birthday party is lots of fun, it can also be overwhelming to put together an event that includes food, activities and a venue that all ages can • Read More »


How Do I Know If I Am In An Abusive Relationship

Pregnancy and the hope of a new life can be heartwarming and a wonderful time. However, pregnant women living in domestic violence situations, pregnancy can be filled with fear, uncertainty and insecurity. Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is often physical but can also be economic, emotional, verbal, sexual and even stalking. It • Read More »


Spring And Fall Cleaning

Putting your house in order is one thing. Keeping it in order is another. Years ago, there was a theory that every house, no matter how well kept, how frequently swept and scrubbed, has to be turned upside down and out by the roots twice a year for the spring and fall cleaning. At those • Read More »



Why Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse Is Necessary

The topic of Domestic violence and abuse is generally hushed by the society. Victims usually remain muted; blame themselves for such behavior or attempt to make things normal. Physical assault and abusive behavior along with other elements combined by a partner is regarded as Domestic violence and abuse. Those are technically different but the term • Read More »


You Can’t Go Home Again

The title is the title of a book written by Thomas Wolfe. This book was not published until after Wolfe’s passing in 1940. I have read parts of the book, and have concluded that the author wrote of his feelings of anguish. He was a German ex-patriot in America during the early 1900’s and he • Read More »


What Constitutes a Marriage Recognized by God

First, the marriage of Adam and Eve was consecrated by God Himself. Marriage in fact is the first institution established by God for man. And it being the first must be very important. So important that the Savior likens the relationship of Himself and the church as a marriage which will be consecrated in Heaven • Read More »