Top Nine things to keep in mind when you get sick of being single

Dating is a horrible, horrible thing but it is necessary evil if your goal is to have a long and happy marriage or at least be in a committed relationship if marriage isn’t your end goal. The following are things all singles should keep in mind when they get antsy about their single status. Being married…

Top Ten Inexpensive and Fun Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is a day to spoil your loved ones. The following are some suggestions to show how much they mean to you.  Date Nights 100 Creative Romantic Little Ideas– $7.29- This is a good gift no matter how long you’ve been with each other since it has you as a couple choose a stick…

Top Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Cupid is back for his yearly visit. The following are affordable date ideas to help you and your loved one celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Reenact your first date. Arrive at the first place you met in separate cars if you’re really wanting to make it feel authentic. Do all of the…

Are you really “Iowa-Nice” or a PAWA?

The concept of “Iowa Nice” is pretty well known by people both in and outside of the state but are you really as nice as you think are you? Are you what I’m proposing as a new term- Passive-Aggressive White A-hole or PAWA? Or to put it in a more general definition, are you pseudo…

How to deal with family estrangement

Family is supposed to love you unconditionally. They’re supposed to treat you like you matter to them and they aren’t afraid to show you just how much you matter to them. So what happens when your family doesn’t do that? How do you walk away from the people who are supposedly always on your side…

Top Nine Ways to Prevent Cabin Fever

  Iowa winters will invariably mean spending a big chunk of time being stuck inside. The following will make this winter a little more bearable when you’re forced to spend a lot of it indoors. Have a winter to-do list– Make a list of indoor things you need /want to get accomplished while you’re cooped…

Top Ten hopes for 2021

I hope that even though we have started to get the vaccine distributed, people will still practice social distancing and mask wearing until we have reached a point as a country to be able to stop having to take these extra precautions. I hope that people won’t be scared to take the vaccine once it’s…

Top Ten Things to Do On Christmas Day after the presents are opened

Opening presents and eating breakfast only last a few hours at most and then you’re left with the whole rest of the day to find something productive to do for everyone in your family. The following are some ideas to help keep everyone in the family spirit and prevent some meltdowns by all members of…

Top Ten Safe Conversation Starters for your next Family Gathering

  Every family gathering has the potential to bring everyone closer together or tear everyone apart. The following are the most non-controversial but still interesting conversation starters to help learn more about your family and to help keep the peace during your time with them. What job would you have if money and lack of talent/experience…