Marriage & Family
Posted 11/23/16 at 4:36 AM | Lara Sen
Juan Palacio is the Founder of BloomsyShop.com
Do you wish your house always smelled and looked as good as it does on Mother’s day or your birthday? Henri Matisse once said “There are always flowers for those who want to see them,” but unfortunately, for most modern families, flowers are an expensive expenditure reserved for birthdays and celebrations.
British singer Elton John made the front pages back in early 2000s after reportedly spending $450K on flowers in less than 2 years, but contrary to popular opinion you don’t need to be a multi-millionaire to keep your home well-stocked with flowers throughout the year.
So how can ‘everyday joes and janes’ keep their houses colorful and fresh with flowers throughout the year, without signing a record deal or winning the lottery? We have compiled some tips for budget conscious homemakers, to make their homes blossom to life without breaking the bank regardless of the season.
1. Peruse and plan for the perfect purchases
For many of us, the only time that we will really spend much time researching flowers and their blooming seasons will be when planning for a wedding or special event. However, if we change our mentality about flowers, and try to make them a ‘year round’ feature in our homes, rather than a luxury, then we can begin to be more tactical in our flower buying behaviour. FULL POST
Posted 11/18/16 at 10:54 AM | Brian Wallace
Posted 11/17/16 at 2:44 PM | Margarita Hakobyan
If you’re looking to brighten up the holiday season for a woman in your life, you may be ready to get creative. Here are a few ideas that might be exactly what she needs to relax and enjoy the holiday season.
Pack Smart When Traveling
Take packing stress off her list by remembering little details, like mailing presents to their destination ahead of time, or packing gift cards in your suitcase. For super easy relaxation at your destination, make sure that everyone’s pajamas and toiletries are packed all together, so that you don’t have to rifle through every suitcase to get into bed.
Listen To What She Wants
If you’ve asked a woman what she wants to get for a holiday gift, she might say nothing. Some people insist they don’t want anything so that they can feel okay getting gifts, but many people truly mean that they don’t want anything. Maybe their house is too full already, or they feel that they have enough while others do not. In this case, consider donating to a charity that the woman in question would support herself.
There are many amazing charities around the world that support women and girls. Do a little research, find one that works within her stated goals, and then give her the gift receipt as her present. FULL POST
Posted 11/8/16 at 2:02 PM | Brian Wallace
Posted 10/20/16 at 11:51 AM | Brian Wallace
Posted 10/15/16 at 3:46 PM | Trace Embry
There is little argument that our nation is in decline. However, many would debate why our nation is declining.
Although Bill O’Reilly of Fox News is not a parenting professional, he often attributes America’s decline to the disintegration of the traditional family. With children born out of wedlock, dads out of the picture, and a general lack of stability, it is no wonder he looks to the family as a cause.
I believe a starting point to a solid family structure is how seriously the parents take the influence of media on their family. Bill also discusses how horrendous music, entertainment and digital addictions are also contributing factors.
This stance isn’t popular, but I believe Bill is on to something. Our teens are feeding on American entertainment. It’s time for us as parents to take that seriously. FULL POST
Posted 10/9/16 at 11:59 PM | Lara Sen
Are you based in the Philippines or visit the country very often? Then settling down with a Christian Filipina might prove to be a good idea for you, especially if you are Christian yourself and are single and ready to mingle.
Filipina’s are beautiful and vivacious and can make very good life long companions. An online dating site with Christian Filipinas is quite easy to come across, using which you can seek out the best Filipina companion for yourself. Before dating Filipina women, however, there are a number of important things which you need to keep in mind.
Filipina Women are very Fond of Food
The first thing which you need to remember when you date a Filipina is that people from the Philippines are extremely fond of food. They are quite bold and experimental when it comes to tastes in food and if you wish to win over the heart of a Filipina you need to prepare to learn cooking and tasting various exotic cuisines.
You also need to get your taste buds very used to spicy and flavored food as Philippinos are seldom known to cook anything without oil and aromatic herbs and other ingredients. FULL POST
Posted 10/3/16 at 1:14 AM | David Fournier
How can you be sure that your kids and spouse are of good character and your guidance is working?
I want to talk about how modern technology has made it difficult for spouses to remain committed and loyal. I also want to talk about what parents can do to use modern technology like a text spying software, to make sure that they raise responsible kids.
Challenges of the Modern Lifestyle
I have been a woman of faith, and I always imagined raising kids the old way. I have always made time for my family and on Saturday nights, we would sit together and share our thoughts, whether they were happy, sad, fearful, selfish, or unfair. For me, this is a way of connecting, but things have been changing too fast.
In fact, I've come to realize that as my kids grow older, they are becoming distant and detached. I cannot put together the pieces of the puzzle all the time nor force them to open up. My husband is always at work and even while at home, he never leaves his cell phone. I admit that raising a family means working too hard to ensure financial stability, but when does one make time for family? FULL POST
Posted 9/29/16 at 2:11 PM | Karen Kramer
When a newlywed friend asked me about marital fights, I said money causes a lot of them.
Unfortunately, I was able to give her a fresh example of what not to do.
Here’s what happened: On a sunny afternoon, my hubby and I went to the garbage dump. Smile all you want, but getting out for a drive, even heading to the dump can be fun.
Our truck was chock-full of partially odorous plastics, glass bottles, and paper to recycle along with a few bags of garbage to dump.
It took just 10 minutes to put the recycle in the appropriate bins and dump the rest. After hubby paid the dump charges a “discussion” ensued.
Hubby: Why should we make these recycling trips when we can have it picked up? FULL POST
Posted 9/27/16 at 8:27 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices
HBO is coming out with a new series–DIVORCE–that will run Sunday night at 10 pm (premiering October 9) depicting a couple aiming for divorce, and then realizing that it’s not as easy as they think. Here’s how they describe it:
After more than a decade of marriage and two children, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband Robert (Thomas Haden Church). But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. The story of a very, very long divorce, the show follows Frances and Robert as they grapple with the fallout from their failing marriage, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends, ranging from awkward public encounters to difficult private therapy sessions. FULL POST