Hope is a choice to action just like love and faith. These are "forces" because they are powerful actions that require decisiveness and effort and they always bring results.
Now that Valentine's Day is over, I feel comfortable targeting a tradition that I never quite agreed with: Galentine’s. Galentine’s is the celebration of platonic relationships among women and is supposed to be celebrated on February 13th. It can be argued that this is a great way to remix a holiday that can be painful … Continue reading Is Galentine’s Keeping Single Women Single?
Hopemade Word for 2022: Express After doing my 3-step reflection (end of year) process, I came back to a place I often come back to. I’m sure you know exactly how that feels. Is there a recurring theme in your life? Something you always set out for, voluntarily or involuntarily, yet, it still remains something … Continue reading 2022 Hopemade Word of the Year
I recently met this trend in the mental wellness corner of the interwebs called JOMO. JOMO is the antidote to the oddly relatable and somewhat shameful Fear Of Missing Out, better known as FOMO. By switching F to J, and using cognitive retraining, one can deal with their fear of missing by reimagining it as … Continue reading The Cure to FOMO: JOMO
Writing this list of things to look forward to helped ease my anxiety about financial provision, which was the biggest concern for me as a mother. I was delighted to find several reasons why homemaking would be rewarding in ways that money could not buy.
I am taking a huge pay cut, the circumstances are not ideal but I’ve finally been promoted to the position I’ve always desired. Last year, I was supposed to get this promotion but got in my own way. I wasn’t particularly pursuing it this time around, still God always has plans. There’s a local church … Continue reading I Got a Promotion, FINALLY
Romanticism runs deep in the life of a dreamer. We fall under a haze of beauty whenever we picture our life’s dreams, oftentimes we believe our dream is the perfect ending to the perfect story. There’s nothing wrong with looking for the perfect story, per se, because story is one of the most important things … Continue reading Why Your Life Dreams Are Important
It’s easy to martyr yourself for the greater good. It’s even easier to resent the greater good because of your own choice to pursue martyrdom. While I wholeheartedly believe in godly submission to your husband and service to your family, there is still room for a mom to be the woman God made her to … Continue reading Moms Have Dreams, Too (& Yes, It’s Okay!)
Much of the world's philosophies teach us that women are "socially constructed" weak creatures, that women have to fight by men's rules for the sake of success, and that girls who embrace their femininity rather than reject/exploit it are simply victims of the patriarchy. Because could you imagine being a girl who enjoys typically girly … Continue reading A Brief Commentary on the Distinction Between Feminism & Femininity
Being a girl mom is a lot of fun, even when you are not playing dress up! Actually, we don't ever play dress up. One, I have a 2-year-old who is not interested in skirts and dresses. Two, I’m in no place to be spending tons of money on clothes that only fit for a … Continue reading Why I Love Being a Girl Mom: Feminine Not Feminist