Hi. My name is Shawn Alexus. I’m a small town girl with a big heart and big dreams (that I am chasing full gear nowadays). I have ALWAYS been thankful for who I am. I never desired to change that no matter what. I am authentically me. I have always been that loyal chick who … More What Are You Thankful For?
“You take out the trash,” you tell your mate. “No, you take it out. I’ve been working hard all day,” he responds, feet kicked up on the couch, enjoying a cold one. Boy this really boils your bubbles. Guys feel when they get home, everything should be in order or if it isn’t, not their … More That’s Your Job
There are just some things in relationships we shouldn’t have to ask for. It’s just common sense. Your mate shouldn’t have to ask you for your respect, love, attention, communication, and loyalty. Relationships do not form on its own, so it takes the investment of two people in order for it to work. If you … More It’s Pure Common Sense
Understand that marriage is what you make it. Becoming married will not change a frog into a prince/princess. If you have preexisting problems before marriage, the best thing to do is weigh your options…pump your brakes! Ask yourself: What is our problem(s)?How severe are our problems? Are both of us willing to commit to therapy? … More Marriage Won’t Change…
Does anyone know what marriage is? Does anyone know what marriage SHOULD be? How would you describe marriage? Correct me if I’m wrong: Marriage is so much more than guy meets girl…finding out he/she is the one…proposal…excitement planning for the BIG day and living together until death do you part. I define marriage as a … More What Is Marriage?
There’s more to having a successful relationship than longevity. Longevity is only a term when there’s no substance. Have you ever seen a couple who’s been together for 30+ years? But if I conducted an interview with both parties (separate), those years withhold more pain than success. We know most people are wooed by the … More The Vitamins of A Relationship Pt. 1
Love is wonderful, that’s what it is. Love won’t subtract from you. It won’t confuse you. Because it’s nothing negative. Love is compassion. Anything less is not love. Love won’t drive you into a pit of darkness. Love is not suffocating. Love is not controlling. Love isn’t one-sided. So how would you know if someone … More Love Is…
How long is your daily to-do list? How many of you think about this list as you fall asleep? Just thinking of it may even hinder you from getting any sleep. Just thinking of my to-dos triggers my anxiety. And when anxiety and I come face to face, I know it’s going to be a long … More I Give Myself Permission
When I scroll in social media, I’m finding so many bullying cases. I’m finding frantic parents who feel as if they’ve been failed by the school system. I find parents who don’t know the next move. But if you have to homeschool like tomorrow all you need to do is complete the necessary paperwork to … More Homeschooling Tomorrow
When people journey into homeschooling, we place ourselves under the gun with trying to model our schooling after traditional school or someone else’s way of schooling. It’s okay to try different ways of schooling, but adopt methods not try to clone them. It will drive you crazy trying to perform the exact way a mentor, … More The Real of Homeschooling