With so much attention on goals for the upcoming year, I thought setting a few backwards New Year’s Resolutions would help celebrate the old year.

Backwards New Year’s Resolutions

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Family Fun, Parenting, Personal Journey, Sunday Reflection 0 Comments

This year to go along with my New Year’s resolutions, I decided to do backwards New Year’s Resolutions. What is a backward New Year’s Resolution? A backward New Year’s Resolution involves reflecting on the past year and looking for what is working, what went well, and what was helping the family. Then, it involves resolving to keep those behaviors as …

As the hustle and bustle of Christmas picks up, thoughts of simplifying Christmas for my family weighed on me. Here's what I changed.

Simplifying Christmas

Mommy Crusader Christmas, Parenting, Sunday Reflection 8 Comments

Oh, the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season! There’s so MUCH to get done, so many great things to do as a family, and then there are all those projects, crafts, and activities that everyone will love to do. PHEW! That list makes me exhausted, just writing it. I’m beginning to think that my family might need to begin simplifying …

There are some surprising keys to successful, fulfilling adult lives that need to be discussed and fought for so that our country begins to thrive again.

Surprising Keys to Successful, Fulfilling Adult Lives

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Parenting, School, Sunday Reflection 2 Comments

I’m about to write something offensive. I try not to be offensive, most of the time. But, today I’m going to get it for what I’m about to write. Which is interesting, because really all I’m trying to support is hard work, personal responsibility, and critical thinking. These are all skills my husband and I work hard to teach our …

We all have faced moments when we needed our family's support. Here are three ways we can work on strengthening family friendships.

Strengthening Family Friendships

Mommy Crusader Parenting, Sunday Reflection 2 Comments

We’ve all been there… The family reunion –aunts, uncles, first cousins thrice-removed, and other relatives  — everyone gathered to celebrate a progenitor from a hundred years ago. Does the word awkward ring a bell? These gatherings are fantastic, and important, but if effort isn’t put into strengthening family friendships then no one will feel very comfortable. Part of the trick is …