Entering Into the Gray: Turning Children into Compassionate Adults

Sometimes I think we live our lives as though we believe that this is a world just for adults. I’m coming to hold that, hand in hand with observant and intentional parents, children are capable of being ushered lovingly, and carefully, into the world and walking some of these tough roads with us, even at such a young age. Read More

‘Tis the Season for Online Shopping Scams

Online Shopping Theft

Online holiday shopping has ultimately changed the way parents shop for their loved ones. Instead of hiring a babysitter and hoping to take care of all the holiday shopping in a matter of hours. Read More

5 Things That Helped Me Through College

5 Things That Helped Me Through College

In the end, it all worked out. I graduated with not one, but two degrees. The reality of it all though, is that if I had the knowledge that I do now, or some guidance to the options available to me, the direction I could have taken would have been much smoother and much quicker saving me time and money. Read More

Five Ways My Miscarriages Changed Me

Those years of grief won’t be forgotten, and neither will those lives. I’m certain I’ll always remember their due dates, and the order of siblings that would have been, had we been allowed to have our children. I’m okay with reflecting on the dark times and feeling twinges of that familiar heartache. It gets easier, but it never goes away. It’s fitting to grieve what will never be. Read More

10 Myths About Child Sexual Abuse

I have heard all the reasons why parents don’t discuss child sexual abuse prevention with their children. I have heard them so often that I can recite them by heart. Read More