The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  (Source: Unknown) I don’t know about you, but this is true for my husband! So, this Father’s Day, gather up the kids and have fun putting together these heartwarming, edible...
Today I sat at church with my husband, next to our friends, with the oldest daughter of each couple in the middle. As I was sitting there I had to ponder what a tremendous blessing it is to be...
Yes, you heard me right. I want to wish my kids a Happy Mother’s Day. I know it is traditionally a day for mothers. We’re meant to be showered with love, relaxation, and, if we’re lucky, some sentimental gifts to...
Mother's Day isn't the same without you. We celebrate motherhood and all the wonderful things about our mothers, but you aren't here to be a part of those. It has often made me sad thinking about the fact I...
My husband and I began dating when he was enlisted in the Marine Corps… exactly eight months before he deployed for eight months. I was just a Marine Corps girlfriend. I didn’t have a ring. I wasn’t on the...
My two oldest daughters make friends everywhere they go. I'm pretty sure my five year old makes a new best friend every day. She continues to talk about them for months to come, despite the fact that she never...
Mother's Day gives you the chance to celebrate the amazing women in your life, support local businesses, and, if you do it right, simultaneously avoid unnecessary items that get tucked away on a shelf a few days later. What’s...
Sexual violence doesn’t always look the way you think it will. Sexual violence doesn’t always come at you screaming “look at me, look at me.” It can be subtle. It can show up in moments and situations you aren’t...
March is National Social Work Month (shout out to my other SW sisters!), and I'd like to share my heart as someone in the helping profession who tries to balance that with the joy of parenthood.   I think being a...
I am new to the single-mom, family-of-divorce thing: new, but getting into the swing of managing. At first, it was a huge adjustment. Finding out what works and what doesn’t was a long uphill battle.  And, even though my ex...
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