• Birthday Celebrations with the Elderly

    This year I decided to make her birthday party a more service oriented birthday because she only cares about having a cake and blowing out the candle at this age.  I got this idea from a post I saw on Facebook  about a kindergarten which went to a rest home (care center) once a month to visit the elderly and how it made them sooo happy. We also recently had a friend who had passed away who was at this care center so we decided to pay them a little visit. I also believe that having  the elderly in my children’s lives can teach them many things from compassion, service to…

  • 4 Simple Family Valentines Traditions

    Hey  just so you know in advance you won’t be seeing me posting any pictures of a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a new pair of shoes, or an expensive dinner this year because we are going minimalist this year.  (I don’t know why but I seem to enjoy them more when they are on sale lol.   But if anything it just means we get more quality and meaningful time to spend on each other without any filters!!!!Anyways here are ways we are going to show love to each other in our home this year. Valentines Breakfast with the Little Ones. (Breakfasts are so much easier than dinner together its…

  • Romance with a New Baby

    Lets face it, this is just a difficult time to keep the romance alive. You just had a baby, you are still feeling bloated, and your bodies trying to adapt to the hormones and everything post pregnancy whether you are breastfeeding or recovering from a c-section.  But all reasons aside we can’t just abandon this aspect of our marriage completely. If anything this is such an important time for you and your spouse as he may be feeling more neglected with the new baby in the house. The truth is if you are not looking after yourself and your marriage first, this will reflect in your parenting. So in order…

  • The Conscious Family – Episode 2: Setting Family Goals

      Find Problems or things that can be improved in the family. Identify the Goal Ensure everybody is on board with the Goal or has a say in the Goal Steps to achieving it & Identify obstacles that may prevent from achieving it Date to accomplish this  goal by. Or if it’s an ongoing goal how often you will revisit it. Goals for Mummy and Daddy Date Night Monthly Temple Night Monthly Quarterly Night Away Weekly planning session Goals for the Little Kids Make Bed before breakfast Pick up toys before dinner Goals for Mummy and Daddy and Kids Dinner or Breakfast Together 3times a Week Morning and Evening Prayers…

  • Am I ready for Marriage?

    Lets face it we will never be completely and fully ready for anything in life? How many of us were ready to go to school for the first day? Or start a new job or college or anything. I know I wasn’t ever ready but I did it and I became better because I jumped in it with faith and hope and an attitude to work at it. Marriage is a big step and although we may never be completely ready for it there are some things that we can do to better prepare ourselves for this lifelong commitment. Here are some general questions to ask yourself if you are wondering…

  • When your spouse doesn’t show affection

    Depending on how long you have been married you are probably so sick of trying to get your husband to remember anniversaries, birthdays, mother’s day or even just to be spontaneous and bring you flowers one day. When I first married my husband he was not very affectionate in those ways. When we took the love language test his top 3 were, words of affirmation, time and physical affection while mine was time and acts of service he started to realise what I loved and started to direct his actions towards my love language. But it didn’t happen immediately and I couldn’t force him anything against his will no matter…

  • 11 Ways to Improve Intimacy in Marriage

    DISCLAIMER: If posts like this make you blush feel free to skip this post and check out all our other posts to help strengthen your marriage and family. For those wanting to learn how to increase intimacy in marriage read on! Intimacy is beautiful when able to be expressed in the bonds of matrimony. But like all beautiful things it does take effort, work, understanding and love. At the beginning of any relationship it is completely normal for intimacy to be on a high. But just like all things in life the fun begins to wear off therefore we need to put more effort and work into it. We get…

  • Recognizing Signs of Emotional Abuse

    Recognizing whether somebody is in a physically abusive relationship is a lot easier than noticing if somebody is in an emotionally abusive relationship. As time goes on we may become tolerant to this and accept the emotional abuse and make excuses for this. To a certain extent we don’t need to tolerate this but we can find ways to help them learn better habits. If they don’t see there is a problem and a need for them to change then seeing professional help may be the next step. (Source: psychcentral.com) Humiliation, degradation, discounting, negating. judging, criticizing: Does anyone make fun of you or put you down in front of others? Do…

  • Marriage Spotlight: Fitness and Motherhood

    Julie is 25 years old and is a wife and a mother to two beautiful girls. She has been married for 3 and a half years and is a dedicated runner and fitness motivator on her social media platforms. She has some awesome motivational posts @fitbusy_mom on instagram. We are so blessed to have her share some personal insights about marriage and family. 1: What are 3 things you value most about your marriage? The companionship, our children and the team work we do. 2: What has been the biggest adjustment for you being married? For me it has been learning, understanding and respecting my husband’s ideologies. We grew up in different…

  • Toddler Affirmations

      (Bracelet by: Just an Arm full of Sugar) Aroha was born with a bilateral cleft lip. Before she was born I had no clue what this was or how she got it but all I knew it was here to stay even after the surgeries. The biggest fear I had when I found this out was how was I going to be a support to her as she starts to grow older and realize she was a little different physically than the other children. Once a little girl myself I knew how it was to grow up being a girl and surrounded by all the media and how much it focused and…