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Does this generation know what love is?

Does this generation know what love is?

I read an article the other day that made me wonder if our current generation understands love at all. It was entitled “Survey: Sleeping together before a first date is a-okay, but cracked phones are a put off.”. My heart hurt after reading it, and […]

We don’t need Valentine’s Day to show us how needy/clingy we are.

We don’t need Valentine’s Day to show us how needy/clingy we are.

We don’t need Valentine’s Day to show us how needy and clingy we can be. All we need is a day when we feel lonely, overlooked, pushed aside, or under appreciated, and the inner rumblings of our hearts and mind reveal that we’re looking for […]

What My Daughters Need to Know This Valentines Day

What My Daughters Need to Know This Valentines Day

Ask your daughter this question: “Who are you? Describe you.” I work with teen girls and I’ve asked this very question. They nervously and giggly begin telling me what they excel at and enjoy. I’m so and so’s girl friend. I play the piano. I draw […]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas {for those with little time, money or energy.}

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas {for those with little time, money or energy.}

Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day, girls. Yup. And if you are in need of some last minute, frugal ideas, I have a few for you. 1. No money to go out? Hype the kids up for a special early dinner (pizza?) in front of a short movie […]