63.5 F



Dealing with After School Restraint Collapse, Daily

The everyday collapse Collapse, I don’t know if it’s her or me who is collapsing most afternoons due to all the attitude she brings home daily. I had never heard of the after school restraint...

Should I Take My 7-Year Old to a Funeral?

This year has brought two deaths in our family. While I understand the importance of saying goodbye, I had to wonder if I should take my seven-year-old to the funeral? Let me backtrack for...

Back to School Lunches During the Pandemic

What to pack for school lunch has always been a question that sounds like “what’s for dinner”?  The answer is always I do not know or should I say let's just have what we...

We Continued Tutoring Through the Quarantine

Tutoring through the quarantine saved my relationship with my daughter. We had begun tutoring approximately three weeks before the quarantine. The reason we started tutoring is that my daughter was falling painfully behind in...

Abundance Over Scarcity

Abundance over scarcity is a mindset and a way of life. I currently live in a scarcity mindset and have most of my life. My intention for this year is to dissolve this mindset and replace...

Dear Spirit Week, You Have Taken My Spirit

Dear Spirit Week, You Have Taken My Spirit. As I scrolled through Facebook on the Friday following a hectic week with a spirit week added, I saw pictures of “the” parade. The parade we stayed up...

January is Toy Purge Month

January is toy purge month! The holidays are behind us and all the small holidays plus birthdays are ahead of us. Most of us have multiple families that will give our children more toys, more...

The Heart of a Volunteer

As the holiday season approaches and my child has moments of disrespect, I think to myself, “I should teach my daughter respect by teaching her volunteerism.” My daughter does not get everything she wants,...

It’s Not a Popularity Contest… It’s Life!

“I may not be everyone’s favorite, but I’m not in a popularity contest… this is life! They may not understand you, but one day they just might thank you!” my dear outspoken friend recently...

Married at 42

Married at 42 When you are young, you have these big dreams for your life, and hopefully, most of them come true.  Usually, divorce and remarriage aren’t part of those dreams. Getting remarried at 42...

I Don’t like My Mother

I don't like my mother. Yes, I said it. I don't like my mother. I'm 40 plus years old and don't have a meaningful relationship with her. I speak to her because of my daughter. My daughter...

A Fatherless Father’s Day

The title can resonate with so many people in many ways. My story is that my father died of stomach cancer when I was 11. He built our home as he was dying and...

May is National Arthritis Month

Over 300,000 children have arthritis. Over 50 million adults do as well. It is the #1 cause of disability in the United States. What causes arthritis? Arthritis is caused when the cartilage in your joints is...

April is Stress Awareness Month

When I began researching this topic, I went into this with (honestly) a very myopic viewpoint. My eyes were immediately opened when I learned that April as Stress Awareness Month has been around since...
HTML Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com