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April 2021 Book Favorites for You

April 2021 Book Favorites for You

Recommending books may be my love language! So, I decided to create a monthly blog that recounts some of my favorite books. My hope is that you will find something you can pick up and get lost in. Here is my April 2021 favorite books recap just for you, my fellow book...

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April 2021 Book Favorites for You

Recommending books may be my love language! So, I decided to create a monthly blog that recounts some of my favorite books. My hope is that you will find something you can pick up and get lost in. Here is my April 2021 favorite books recap just for you, my fellow book...

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How to walk through a Friendship Breakup

Don’t allow a friendship breakup to catch you off guard. Instead of being surprised—let’s be prepared. Two imperfect people in a relationship breeds conflict and sometimes it gets so big you can’t come back from it. Sometimes boundaries are crossed, and you have to...

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Do best friends exist in adulthood?

As a young girl on the playground, it was a wise decision to name a best friend—you needed someone you could count on to cheer you on as you brave the monkey bars. It was also very fickle. I remember receiving a note when I was out of school sick for a few days from...

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How to walk through a Friendship Breakup

Don’t allow a friendship breakup to catch you off guard. Instead of being surprised—let’s be prepared. Two imperfect people in a relationship breeds conflict and sometimes it gets so big you can’t come back from it. Sometimes boundaries are crossed, and you have to...

Do best friends exist in adulthood?

As a young girl on the playground, it was a wise decision to name a best friend—you needed someone you could count on to cheer you on as you brave the monkey bars. It was also very fickle. I remember receiving a note when I was out of school sick for a few days from...

How to keep a promise to pray for a friend and make it fun

“Will you pray for me?” my friend asks as we end our phone call. “Of course,” I respond enthusiastically. I want to pray for my friends but there is another side of me that feels a bit inauthentic because I know my prayer life falters. I want to be true to my promise...

Galentine Party 2021 Ideas for social distancing fun

This year we may need to leave behind the donut walls and the heart-shaped charcuterie boards-- But, this doesn’t mean Galentine’s get-together is cancelled. On the contrary! This is the year we get to move away from tradition and try something new. Perhaps, you go...

How to plan your BEST and last Zoom Galentine’s Party

May this be the best and hopefully last Zoom Galentine’s Party you will ever plan! Creating an unforgettable online event needs some extra prep work. You need to know your why before you can plan this event because it is untraditional. Let the purpose of your event...

How to keep a promise to pray for a friend and make it fun

“Will you pray for me?” my friend asks as we end our phone call. “Of course,” I respond enthusiastically. I want to pray for my friends but there is another side of me that feels a bit inauthentic because I know my prayer life falters. I want to be true to my promise...

Galentine Party 2021 Ideas for social distancing fun

This year we may need to leave behind the donut walls and the heart-shaped charcuterie boards-- But, this doesn’t mean Galentine’s get-together is cancelled. On the contrary! This is the year we get to move away from tradition and try something new. Perhaps, you go...

How to plan your BEST and last Zoom Galentine’s Party

May this be the best and hopefully last Zoom Galentine’s Party you will ever plan! Creating an unforgettable online event needs some extra prep work. You need to know your why before you can plan this event because it is untraditional. Let the purpose of your event...

3 signs you may be in a toxic friendship

Friendships are never neutral. Either you are experiencing a friendship that fills you up or leaves you empty. Friends either cheer you on or hold you back. They can point you in the right direction or mislead you down a different path. Have you heard the phrase, "you...

Bailey’s 25 Best Books of 2020

In 2020, I read 145 books--clearly the quarantine did not slow me down. My goal in 2020 was to read all sorts of genres so you are going to see foodie memoirs, thrillers, and sci-fi epics. You'll also see my favorite Christian nonfiction, romance and detective series...

The necessity of making new friends at any stage of life

Doesn’t matter what age or what stage of life you are in—you will always need to be practicing the art of making new friends. It may seem that once you have achieved some level of comfortability with a group of people, you will never need to put yourself out there to...

4 Hands-On Resources to help you Love Your Neighbors

Here are some of my favorite resources to help me think outside the box, get creative and be encouraged to actually GO and LOVE my neighbors. Even in difficult times, we can still build connection with the people next door. Books on being a good neighbor How to Love...

How to love your neighbor and not be awkward

My son and I were standing on our neighbor’s porch, waiting for her to answer the door after my son had rung the bell one too many times. We were going to rebuild our garage and needed her to sign off on it so there would be no surprises when a construction truck...