Kids Allowance: Teaching Money Management, Chores, and Responsibility

Family|Life on Purpose
For a long time, I've been conflicted about the whole "kids allowance" thing. Should kids get money just because? Aren't chores just part of being in a family and having responsibilities? My kids have always had chores and responsibilities, but I've used them as a way to earn privileges. That system has worked for a long time, and we can still use... Read this post

My Favorite Workout: BODYPUMP by Les Mills

Life on Purpose|Healthy
A few months after I had baby number 8, a friend invited me to come to a BodyPump class at our local YMCA. What is BodyPump you ask? BodyPump is a group exercise (hold on groupx haters, don't click away yet) class that incorporates light barbell weight with high repetition to build lean muscle mass. PERFECT for those of us who want to build beautiful... Read this post

7 Tricks to Keep My House Clean

Life on Purpose
I don't have time to spend hours organizing and cleaning my house. I have found a few little tips tricks that help keep my house clean and save my sanity! Of course, it is very helpful to enlist your kids in keeping the house tidy. Here are a few different ideas for managing kids and chores.  And being efficient when you clean is helpful too. To... Read this post

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Detox from Social Media

The biggest and fastest way to detox from social media is to just remove all social media apps from your phone! If this makes you want to panic, there are some other things you can do to ease into a detox or even do a lite detox.
Life on Purpose
If you think you have a social media addiction (or someone else says you do), chances are you're (or they're) right. You might be wondering HOW to detox yourself from social media. I've done this myself and share a few different ideas that can help you ease into a detox, or cut the social media cold turkey. Not sure if your social media and... Read this post

7 Signs It’s Time For A Social Media Detox

Life on Purpose
Ah social media... it helps us stay connected with friends and family wherever they are, and it can be a great way to get information, especially on fast-moving news topics. There is a lot of good that can come from it! However, too much of a good thing can be a problem, and social media is no exception. It may be time to evaluate and see if you're... Read this post

My Battle Overcoming Perfectionism

Life on Purpose
My name is Cathy Yoder, and I am a perfectionist. Over the weekend I was reminded how debilitating perfectionism can be. Perfectionism is paralyzing. It creates anxiety. Halts productivity. And I knew that I needed to address it. So today I'm gettin real and sharing my story of overcoming perfectionism. Today I write, and don't necessarily... Read this post

How I Started Living Life on Purpose: 3 Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Intentional Life

Life on Purpose
Last week I shared how I used to live a life in reactive mode and my decisions were driven by guilt. I never felt like I measured up to my ideal self. The following small and simple strategies have helped me shift into living a life of intention. I like to call it living life on purpose. If you read my post last week, you might think I was beating... Read this post

My Story: Living a Guilt Driven Life in Reactive Mode vs Living a Life of Intention

Life on Purpose
This week I'm turning 43. Today I'm starting something different. Starting today, and every Monday, I'm stepping outside of my comfort zone and sharing a bit about ME. My internal struggles. My personal growth. In the past, this type of content has been pretty sparse... on purpose.  It's scary to open up and put yourself out there! Every time I do... Read this post

105 Cheap Date Night Ideas

20 years of marriage and 8 kids later... here's my top tip for a successful marriage... date nights are a must! Here's a list of more than 100 ideas. Time to make date night a priority!
Wise|Family|Life on Purpose
I've been married for 20 22 years now, and I'll be the first to say that having a successful and loving marriage takes work!   If you don't take the time to nourish it, your marriage relationship can evolve from a relationship of loving adoration into one that feels like you're nothing but business partners managing home, work, and family schedules... Read this post

Why I Started The Keto Diet and Tips on How to Start the Keto Diet Naturally

Life on Purpose|Healthy|Keto
**Note: This is a LONG post with a LOT of information... I suggest you bookmark it to refer to as you start your Keto journey! As I researched all my notes to write this post, I realized I had forgotten a few helpful tips! So be sure to refer back to it often, and feel free to ask a question in the comments and I'll do my best to answer!** After... Read this post
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