Category Archives: Making A Happy Home

Things to Think About And Do Before Getting Married

Recently an old friend asked me what were some things she should think about and do before getting married.  She thinks her long-term boyfriend is preparing to ask THE question. Her biggest fear is not a lack of trust or love – it is a lack of positive relationship role models in her life. She comes from a family that has a history of divorces, settling, adulterous relationships and just plain unhappy couples.

While I do not consider myself a “veteran”

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe

Honestly, I stumbled across making this cheesy broccoli and rice casserole by accident a few years ago.

We were having a potluck at work and I had to bring something other than soda or iced tea.

I was trying to make a broccoli and cheese casserole and misread the instructions. No idea how that happened, but eh, it worked and was a hit.

It’s become one of my family’s favorites and I’ve made adjustments to it as I got more comfortable in the kitchen.

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10 Phone Rules for Kids

Parenting is hard nowadays. Kids as young as four beg their parents for a cell phone. By the time middle school hits, they’re devastated that most of their friends already have one and they don’t. If the time has come and you’re giving into the kid cell phone epidemic, prepare to set some rules to keep your child safe.

Rule #1: Do not send any text or images you wouldn’t want your parents to see.

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Organization: 3 Simple Rules

Let’s be honest.

How many people love rules?

But the thing is, if you’re serious about home organization, then there are some specific rules you’ll want to follow.

You’ll see how much easier organization will be by taking the following simple steps. How do I know? Because this is an area that I’ve struggled in for YEARS and as I’ve simplified my life and really honed in on being more organized,

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Decluttering Your Life

Decluttering your physical space can have an amazingly uplifting effect on your mood. Feng Shui experts claim that buildings and furniture store the memories of events in the form of energy, and that by decluttering you can clear the energy of historic traumatic events. Whether or not you put any store in that kind of theory, nobody who has ever decluttered a space could deny the positive benefits of increasing the physical space in their environment.

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Celebrations As A Family

There are many important things in life. Learning, growing, loving, and exploring are all things that each person should take time for. Celebration is another thing that everyone should take time for. Celebration adds an excitement and a lot of fun to life.

 

Family celebrations can happen for a variety of formal or informal reasons. Probably most people have gone to a celebration in honor of someone’s birthday,