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16 Thoughtful Questions to Ask besides 'How Was School?'

We all know the drill: the door slams in the carpool pickup lane and your child buckles in. “How was school?” you ask. And the answer… “Okay.” The conversation is dead before it starts.

Here are some thoughtful questions you can ask that won't get one-word answers. 

Why Hasn’t Anyone Asked Me Out?

Don't let your heart sink into despair by dwelling on what isn’t true. And don't frustrate yourself or hurt others by making false assumptions about our situation....

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Mom Guilt

As a mom, I often carry around this great weight of wondering if I am really doing anything right in raising my kids. Here are two helpful realizations I've had about the guilt I was feeling.

8 Do’s and Don’ts to Become Debt-Free

You can improve money management skills when you objectively look at past money habits and mistakes and have plans in place to reduce the debt load.  Every dollar that doesn’t pay a debt allows you to have more financial freedom.

Here are eight do’s and don’ts for becoming debt-free...

Is Social Media Stealing Your Joy?

Social media is an inescapable part of our society.  But recently, research has been released that concludes there actually are negative side effects associated with social media. Many of the findings discuss how it impacts mental health; it is a joy thief that makes us sadder and more anxious.

Whether you believe in research or not, consider the following 10 questions to determine if social media is stealing your joy...

How to Manage Your Time in a 24/7 World

A day holds a lot of time: 24 hours. 1,440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. Yet for most of us, our daily cry is “If only I had more time!” We feel so busy and overwhelmed!

So how do we manage the precious commodity of time?  Here's how!

Stop Leaking Money! 21 Overlooked Ways to Save

Does money somehow seem to leak out of your house?  Here's a 21-Leak List to be aware of, or to look for in your own house. Once you identify your own, you can do some leak-repair and keep some hard-earned coin. 

High School Students React to Anonymous Compliment Box

One compliment can truly make a difference in someone’s life. These high school students set up boxes all around their high school where anyone can write notes to anonymously compliment each other.  The response was overwhelming and all of the love spread like wildfire! 

7 Surprising Joys of Getting Older

I have wandered around in the wilderness most of my life. As I turned 40, I felt like some giants were about to be conquered.

Ladies, let’s embrace this thing called age. There are so many joys of getting older, here are just a few of my favorites....

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