Archives: Home and Family

Growing up with a dad full of careers….

Growing up, my dad always worked multiple jobs to provide for his family. From being a Pastor, Chaplain, Architectural designer, reservist deputy, wrecker driver, manager at a storage facility, veteran, trained in CSI and a daddy. That is a whole lot of jobs. But, if you ask my mother along with my siblings, we would • Read More »


Real Discipline For A Child

Quite often we think of a disciplined child is a kid that does what they’re supposed to do instantly. Instant obedience is really only one example of good discipline by an outside force applied to a child by their mom and dad, teacher, or later as they’ve grown, by a work supervisor, or an officer • Read More »



The Commonest Cause of Marriage Conflict Today

“The best thing you could ever give someone is your TIME, because you’re giving something that you’ll never get back.” – Author Unknown The amount of time couples give to each other must be inversely proportional to the amount of conflict experienced. Time equals communication, and communication means information, and information breeds empowerment for both • Read More »


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 »