Fun Ideas for a Girls’ Night

When you want to kick back and relax, there's nothing like a night with your best friends. Whether you want to stay in and catch up with each other or if you want a night on the town, it's hard to beat quality time with your pals. As you get older, it's harder to get your circle of friends together as frequently, but it's still important. Here are some great ideas to plan for your next girls' night, no matter the occasion.  Create a Self-Care Spa  A classic theme for a girls' … [Read more...]

Why It’s OK for Your Employees to See You as a Friend

Some business leaders have a strict policy about maintaining a relationship with their employees. Most of them want to create a space to ensure that their employees will respect them as leaders. They also want to guarantee that when they give commands, the employees will obey.  Although it works for some business leaders, you don’t necessarily have to follow this leadership style. If you think you want to be friends with the people you work with, it’s okay. As long as you know the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Support Family and Friends in Prison

The toll prison takes on the incarcerated individual is quite obvious, but it’s also not easy to be a friend or family member left at home. In fact, families can be devastated when a member goes to prison, especially if it’s a long sentence. Children may have to adapt to living mostly without a parent, spouses may be separated, or parents may have to watch as promising sons and daughters have years shaved off their lives. There are all kinds of negative emotions one might feel after having a … [Read more...]

Tips for Helping a Loved One Transition to Life After Amputation

Few people truly live alone. Even though some people might need more help than others, everyone has something to contribute. In no uncertain terms, it can be difficult to adjust to life after getting an amputation; it inherently reduces a person’s ability to interact with the world. Though losing a limb can be difficult, you can find a few ways to help a loved one transition to life after having an amputation. Working around a recent loss of a limb can be challenging, to be sure. Even though … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Child Make Friends

For children, making friends is a vital part of growing up. Even more, it is essential to their social and emotional development. But their social skills don’t develop automatically. How well they learn to make positive interactions with others depend on a variety of factors, including their relationship with their family. Research suggests that parents play a key role in helping children make friends. Here are some tips to get started: Introduce to your child the idea of friendships as … [Read more...]

ABC’s Of Me!

A - Aquarium - I absolutely love aquariums.  They're so calming and I love the colorful fish. B - Bacon - Bacon is amazing.  That is all.  :) C - Courtney - Of course, it's my name! D - Diamond Dash - I'm addicted to this game on my iPhone.  I play it A LOT. E - Evenings - I love evenings because I love curling up on the couch with my husband after our daughter has gone to bed. F - Frankie - Our 2-year-old Puggle is the sweetest, most good-natured dog you will ever meet.  He is so … [Read more...]

Thankfulness

Today has been a very long, frustrating day.  Honestly, I'm so thankful it's over.  Since it was such a rough day I just want to remind myself for what I'm thankful for. 1. My husband - Miles is one of the sweetest, most loving and caring men out there.  I'm so honored to be able to call him my husband.  He's my rock, my soul and my best friend. I love him so much. 2. My daughter - Riley is such a smart, beautiful little girl.  Just seeing her smile makes me forget about all of the bad … [Read more...]