Characteristics Of A Healthy Relationship by Crystal Horton

Characteristics Of A Healthy Relationship by Crystal Horton

  I read about the many characteristics that build a successful marriage. There were articles like “17 characteristics to a successful relationship,” and “10 things you must do to keep your marriage healthy,” and “What makes a good relationship,” and “7 keys to long-term relationship success.” Blah, blah, blah …  because that’s all those articles Read More

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CLEARING THE CLUTTER by Crystal Horton

For most of us, our favorite belongings are found inside our home. Pictures of family and friends adorn the walls. Furnishings are placed creatively throughout the home, providing comfort. Many of us have fond memories of walking into our new home for the first time as a family. Memories of our children rolling over for Read More

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STOP WAITING FOR PERMISSION by Crystal Horton

I feel guilty when I’m away from my family. I have felt guilty for taking a slow shower or giving myself an hour to get ready. For me, guilt has become the “white elephant” in the room. In my subconscious, I have created some unrealistic expectations of what motherhood is. As a child when I Read More

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I’M FAT by Crystal Horton

There once was a group of girls who decided to play “Mom’s and Daughters.” One girl dressed up as the mother and the other as her daughter. The scene begins in a bathroom where the girls play dress up and put lipstick on. As they compliment each other on their beautiful style, the Mother turns Read More

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SPILLED MILK by Crystal Horton

Do you ever wonder what it’s like for a three-year-old child to understand words that come naturally to adults? I believe, a child has no idea what “adult communication” is. From the age of five, my daughter has said on more than one occasion, “Mom, I don’t know what that word means.” For the first Read More

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HELICOPTER VS ENGAGED PARENTING by Crystal Horton

I’m a recovering “helicopter parent.” A helicopter parent is known as an over protective, over controlling and over perfecting parent. I believe the origin of my hovering instincts stems from the traumatic experience of my oldest son’s death. I struggled for several years with the fear of losing another child. To calm my fears, my Read More