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5 Ways to Get Stuff Done

Here’s a guest post from writer, Rachel Thomas who writes about kids and family issues over on her web site www.babysitting.net . If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ========================== I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have fun and waste time then actually get things done. There is just something so intimidating about starting a new project or cleaning up that last mess. However if you never get anything … [Read more...]

Your Heart Will Be Cut…in a good way

Sincere thanks to my friend and blogging mentor Michael Hyatt who shared this compelling video today over on his site. It is a powerful reminder for all of us to be vigilant of the needs of those around us. But, we're not only to be passive watchers of those needs but active "engagers" to help meet those needs. I hope this video cuts your heart as deeply as it did mine. Question: Have you ever helped someone or been helped as portrayed in the video above? … [Read more...]

Role of Kids in Your Family Life

Here’s a guest post from writer, Sophie Samuel. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: Children are an integral part of a family and a home. A newly married couple waits anxiously for the birth of their first child and for more thereafter. We all love sound of little feet running around the house, the mischief and prank, the unbridled laughter and so many other joys that only kids can give. Now what exactly is the role of kids in your … [Read more...]

Cheering Your Kids Without Spoiling Them

Below is a guest post from a great writer Melanie Hargrave. Melanie  is a wife and homemaker from Idaho whose pride and joy is her family. She is her daughters' number one fan, always ready at a moment's notice to grab her foam fingers and spirit shakers and cheer on her girls. In addition to spending time with her family, she loves being outdoors, playing sports, and sharing her experiences with others. If you'd like to submit a guest post for The Daily Retort, check out the guidelines … [Read more...]

Book Review: It’s All About Relationship

Before I got up the nerve to ask my wife on our first date nearly two decades ago, I relied a great deal on the feedback from her friends to try and triangulate my feelings for her as well as gauge her interest in me. However, once we started dating the time we spent together talking and sharing experiences soundly trumped any past interactions with her friends because I had a direct line connecting me to her. That's how I felt after reading Keith Ferrin's book 10 Tips for Liking the … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Beat the Honey Do List

Here's a guest post from a great writer, Marie Ortiz, who's a part-time staff writer for www.DIYMother.org and a full time social media manager. She is a mother to two beautiful girls and enjoys teaching them and watching them grow. She loves to share her findings along the way. If you'd like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ======================== My husband and I have been married for ten years and together, we made and raised two … [Read more...]

How to Enjoy the Company of Your Spouse

This is a guest post by Joseph Lalonde. He is a youth leader at Oak Crest Church of God and leadership blogger at JMLalonde.com. Joseph shares leadership tools and encourages you to become a better leader. Connect with him on Twitter or at his blog. If you'd like to submit a guest post for The Daily Retort check out the submission guidelines HERE. ============================= One of the best choices I made in my life was to marry my wife, Pam. She's been by my side ever since we … [Read more...]

Why We Need More Pinky Promises

Here’s a guest post from a talented writer and graphic designer, Maria Cowell. Check out her site HERE or follow her on Twitter: @HipMamaMedia. If you’d like to submit a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines HERE. ============================= Some places are more free-wheeling than others. I live in Southern California, the epicenter of the laid-back lifestyle. Seriously, dressing up for a wedding here means wearing the flip-flops with rhinestones instead of the … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Help Your College Kids Cope

This is a guest post from Mariana Ashley who's a blogger and freelance writer for www.onlinecolleges.net. She offers advice for choosing the perfect online program for prospective students and parents, welcoming comments at mariana.ashley031@gmail.com. If you'd like to write for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ====================== Heading into the New Year, colleges across the nation are reporting a rise in mental health cases. Depression leads the pack of … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a New Year Resolution

This time of year, it's obligatory to write a post about New Year Resolutions - it comes with the blogging territory. One of my top resolutions for 2013 will be to spend more time with my family offline, which means less time online. Toward that ultimate goal, here's an interesting infographic from the fine folks at World of Infographics that looks at the most common types of resolutions that are made each year as well as other statistics - such as resolution failure rates. Regardless, … [Read more...]