You had it all figured out. You would breastfeed your baby, use only cloth diapers, make your own baby food from organic products and never, never spank, bribe or say any of the silly things your parents said to you.
Being a shy person myself, everyone is always urging me to break out of my comfort zone. Do something new! Do something unexpected! If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that this is easier said than done.
There’s a balance between being polite and being assertive. We’re expected to not be demanding or selfish, but neither are we supposed to be too meek. It can be a never-ending minefield of questions and social missteps to try to find the balance.
Successful people seem like they have it all together and are constantly under control. With a busy lifestyle, running from one thing to another and struggling to stay on top of your tasks — it might seem like successful people are superheroes.
So why do we lie to our kids? Don’t we tell them that lying is bad? Most lies to children are white lies, or lies for the greater good meant to protect them from some knowledge that might hurt them. I bet we’ve all told a few of these untruths…
I remember back when I was a kid, I never understood how my parents were so tired. To me, the days were endless adventures of climbing trees, rollerblading down the streets, and chasing my siblings with water guns.
If you’re like most of us, you probably wish you had been more financially savvy in your twenties. A little less partying, a little more planning for the future, right?
When it comes to being healthy, there’s one major killer that I guarantee is affecting us all, unless you’re a health nut. What the health nuts out there have figured out is how to defeat this killer. It’s a little thing called “laziness.”
Need to save up for a really cheap car, a new business wardrobe, or 1000 $1 bills to put in your bathtub and swim around in? Try one or more of these simple tips to save cash and you’ll find squirreling away $1000 a breeze.
Let’s face it. We’ve all dealt with rejection, and you know what? It sucks. Big time. Nobody likes getting their heart ripped out, or hearing their kids say, “I hate you,” or not getting that promotion because you “aren’t the right fit.”
It can be easy to fall victim to the 9 common money traps we’ve listed below, but arm yourself with awareness and you’ll be prepared to avoid an ambush.
Friends are unquestionably a good thing. Friends are the spices in the recipe, the twigs on the tree of life, the Harry Winston accessories on the evening gown that is You – but of course they’re not all the same.
Buying a home can be an exciting but daunting process. The anticipation that goes into searching for a new home, the rush of a house hunt can cause level-headed buyers to stray into financial decisions or a lifestyle compromises they later regret.
What are your must-haves and deal breakers in a relationship? Before getting married, it’s important to know your boundaries and who you are as an individual. After all, you can’t know if someone is good for you if you don’t know what you need.
While it’s true that every relationship could benefit from a little more effort from both partners, you may find your marriage is more awesome than you gave it credit for, which can be just the push you need to keep making positive changes.