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Who Can Donate Their Eggs? Egg Donation and You

Who can donate their eggs? Are there risks or side effects? Does it hurt? Who is going to use my eggs? These are some examples of valid questions a young woman asks herself when deciding to become an egg donor.…

How to Save Money on Family Debt

One of the biggest challenges that modern families face, is figuring out how to spend less money,…

What Thermostat Temperature Setting Should I Use in the Summer?

In this day and age, every little bit you do to help the environment helps. Conserving energy is one of the major global concerns, and those efforts start right there in your home. But when the summer comes, many homeowners don’t give a…

All Blog Posts Tagged 'happiness' (66)

Book Review: In Calling on the Deep by Jerome Okoye

This is an important book about finding the truth in God’s way of living and also knowing what we believe and living it. It is a book that will deepen our faith and make us more humble servants of God.

 

    We all experience so much unhappiness and dissatisfaction in our lives. Could this unhappiness and dissatisfaction be because we don’t know the path that leads to happiness through Jesus? Are we not culprits of our own misery?

 

    Many of us doubt God. This…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 6, 2018 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Taking classes on happiness

Above my desk is a sign that reads "choose happy." My son asked me why I decided to put it there.



"It is in a place where I can see it often and be reminded by it," I said.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 7, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

Are You Overthinking Parenting? 3 Simple Steps to Stop it for Good

If you can’t help but to lie awake at night and think about everything that went wrong or right during the day, you may be overthinking parenting.

If you spend way too long packing your child’s lunch for school in the morning because…

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Added by Kolyanne Russ on September 10, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

I Struggle Between What Pays the Bills & What Makes me Happy

My Summer Slipped Away

The gig is up. The last day of Summer has slipped right through my fingers, not because I didn't hold on to it tightly enough, but because all good things must come to an end. I can't truly say that I relaxed enough during my Summer break, nor that I grinded hard enough. What I did was somewhere in the…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 3, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Getting back to our routines

Last weekend, my son went to swim lessons. It had been three weeks since he had been, and on the car ride home he happily talked all about them. "It's good to get back to the routine of them," he said.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 5, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

The right to happiness

I love when my son comes on errands with me. I know errands can be boring, but when he chooses to come with me we talk about how errands are part of taking care of our home (which is everyone's responsibility) and how they are more fun when we do them together.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 1, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments

What's your retirement plan?

I'm only in my mid-30s. I love my job and my current life, but sometimes I like to fantasize about my retirement. My current plans include my husband and I living in a cabin in the mountains somewhere where our son can come and visit us when he wants his family to enjoy some snow.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

Raising a kind child

Whenever my son doesn't get his way, he declares that my husband and I are being mean to him. Of course he does. In his world "mean" is the best word he has to describe the situation. It is horribly mean of us to ask him to follow the household rules, or for us to squash his fun by taking him on errands, or for us to encourage him to finish his morning tasks so we can get to school on time.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 8, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

The secret to happiness (for men)

My son likes to tell me when he is not happy. If I take him to a store, I hear "But that doesn't make me happy." If I tell him to clean up his toys, I hear, "That makes me so sad." He is five: Happiness is getting to do whatever he wants when he wants.



I used to think that happiness depended on the person -…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 26, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

hello 2016

this year we need to be more gentle to ourselves.

make time for ourselves.

do you!

hello 2016

Added by Ericka on January 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Making positivity cool

I try very hard to stay a positive person. Yes, I have backup plans if things go wrong and like everyone I have off-kilter days, but generally speaking, I like to think that life will go my way. And I have noticed that I am the happiest when I am hanging out with like-minded positive people: Happiness spreads happiness.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 15, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

How happy are you really?

As mentioned before, when I have a bad day I sometimes play a little game with myself called, "When Mom was my age." For example: When my Mom was my age she had a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. She worked a physically and mentally demanding job with long hours and a long commute - often not getting home until…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 10, 2015 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

Give Your Child the Gift of Gratitude

http://happysciencemom.com/give-your-child-the-gift-of-gratitude/

Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude.  Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…

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Added by Sandi Schwartz on November 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Nice is not a four-letter word

In a former job, I used to have a mean boss. The kind of boss who would tear you down in public, make you feel worthless and mock you if you went to your car during lunch to have a little cry. My coworkers and I became adept at figuring out her triggers and avoiding them wherever possible. Some days we spent more time at work analyzing how she would react to something than doing our jobs. That was the least productive I've ever…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 4, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

If you're happy and you know it, tell your Mom

There are certain questions that I ask my son frequently:

  • Did you know that you are very special to me?
  • What questions did you ask today?
  • Did you flush and wash your hands?…
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Added by Lauren Markman on August 28, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

The worst parenting advice I ever heard

When you are pregnant, you become a magnate for unsolicited parenting advice. (This is one of those laws of nature like gravity or the inverse velocity equation of children and is unavoidable.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 19, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

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Added by Stacie Anderson on May 20, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

God is WRONG

God is WRONG

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Added by Stacie Anderson on May 12, 2015 at 1:42pm — 2 Comments

What Makes Your Heart Dance

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  • "Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others." - Buddha
  • "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -…
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Added by Rudey's Room on April 17, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments

What's your family look like?

I love my son's drawings. He creates rocket ships with lots of windows so the astronauts can see into space, city buses that also act as street sweepers, and recently, he started drawing castles.



But he rarely draws pictures of his family (probably because we are not as exciting as his other subjects). And…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 19, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

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