• Unlike a lot of financial gurus and bloggers, I’m in favor of having fun with debt. Read on to see what we do for fun, why, and where we draw the line.
    family & home,  save money

    How I Feel About Having Fun With Debt

    This is a little embarrassing to admit, but our family is carrying a pretty hefty amount of credit card debt. The good news is, we’re done over-spending and we have enough to start paying it off for real! We’ve paid off two credit cards so far using the Debt Snowball method, and now we’re working on the high-dollar ones. Since we’re putting so much money towards our balances, you might be wondering – how do we feel about having fun with debt? Well, unlike a lot of tough-guy financial gurus and bloggers, I’m in favor of having fun with debt. Read on to see what we do for fun, why,…

  • Want to become a more confident blogger? Learn how to go from nervous and overwhelmed, to generally confident in your abilities and message as a blogger.
    be productive,  grow confidence,  personal goals,  wahm life

    How to Become a More Confident Blogger

    I’ve had this blog for just over a year now, and I’ve learned so much! Not only that, I’ve grown from being nervous and overwhelmed, to generally confident in my abilities as a blogger. I bet you’d like to do the same! Keep reading to learn how to become a confident blogger. Practice! You know what they say: practice makes progress! (I’m sure everyone would agree that there’s no such thing as a perfect blogger.) The only way to get comfortable with your blogging platform, plugins, social media, sharing your thoughts with the world… is to actually do it. The first time I launched a product, I was terrified of…

  • It’s hard to stay motivated when you haven’t succeeded yet. Learn how to push through self-doubt and stay motivated, even when you haven’t succeeded yet.
    grow confidence,  personal goals

    How to Stay Motivated When You Haven’t Succeeded Yet

    It’s hard to stay motivated when you haven’t succeeded yet. Moving forward in the face of uncertainty is difficult, especially when the uncertainty is about yourself. Learn how to push through self-doubt and stay motivated, even when you haven’t succeeded yet. Remember Your Reasons What caused you to start working toward your goal in the first place? When you started, you believed you could do it – otherwise you wouldn’t have had the motivation to start. Write down a list of every single reason you want to achieve your goal. How would your life change? How would you feel about yourself? What do you have to gain? Write it all…

  • Find yourself going head-to-head with your husband often? Learn what’s really behind your conflicts in marriage and how to get out of the argument cycle.
    loving marriage

    How to Resolve Conflicts in Marriage

    Marriage isn’t easy! Learning to live with another person takes practice. It’s especially difficult when you love that person! My husband and I got married young, so we’ve had a lot of practice getting into arguments. If you find yourself going head-to-head with your husband often, it’s time for Conflict Resolution 101! Keep reading to learn what’s really behind your conflicts in marriage, how to get out of the argument cycle, and how to move forward after a blowout. My Theory on Conflicts in Marriage You’ve heard of marriage as two people joining together to be one flesh. But you’re also probably aware that to have a long and healthy…

  • In order to spread the Gospel in modern society, we need to change the climate of judgement and shame we've given to mental illness in the church.
    christian faith,  mental health

    How we treat mental illness in the Church needs to change.

    As a Christian who suffers from anxiety and depression, I’ve struggled with the perception of mental illness in the church. It isn’t often talked about, and being open and honest about my struggles has sometimes invited unwanted advice and judgement. This is devastating, both to the people who are turned away from the church, and to the church’s relevancy in modern society. The Current State of Mental Illness in the Church When was the last time your pastor mentioned mental illness in the sermon? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone: almost two-third of pastors reported speaking about mental illness once a year or less in this study. Why is…