Why my kids don’t have to hug you

Majority of people (especially these days) feel entitled to receive physical affection because of the type of relationship they have with another individual. Significant others feel entitled to intimacy because they're in a relationship. Family members are entitled to a warm hug or a kiss on the cheek because they're related. People feel like they're supposed to shake hands with someone upon meeting them. And sadly, we are taught that we're 'supposed to' (regardless if we want to or not) oblige to physical displays of affection or otherwise be seen as rude or ungrateful. I feel that the root cause is dysfunctional parents. It all...

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5 Habits to a better morning before you leave your bed.

Most mornings, my eyes and Facebook open at about the same time. I spend the first few minutes checking my 'likes' and 'comments' before scrolling the news-feed for 20 minutes and then switching to Instagram. On other days, when I have early appointments to get to, I hit the snooze button every time it goes off until the last minute and I realize I'm about to be late. I jump out of bed (still incoherent) trying to get ready and function as a half zombie. I'm totally that morning grouch that you want to stay away from until after breakfast. I remember how different...

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My little spiritual coach

As I was putting Landon down for bed tonight, we did our usual routine. He brushed his teeth, we read 4 different stories, played with each others faces and cuddled for a bit. And every night as I start to get up from his bed, he'll always ask me to 'get his stuff'. 'His stuff' consisted of the 2 little stuffed rabbits that he sleeps with and his small orange blanket with tags on it. This little orange blanket goes everywhere with him and he has not spent a single night without curling up with it. I looked all over...

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Benefits of skipping your showers

Why I don't shower Okay, I don't mean that I don't shower at all. But I do mean that I limit my showers to once every week and a half to 2 weeks. Sounds pretty gross right? It totally was in the beginning! My hair and skin was so accustomed to being stripped away of all of it's natural oils that it took some time to adjust to when I started skipping showers. I feel like the natural oils and bacteria on my skin is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting me from bad bacteria and...

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