Until that 10 percent becomes five percent, and the five percent becomes part of the success story, my Octobers will now include a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education requesting the financial support our LD students deserve, a letter to my local school board demanding the resources our educators need, Oktoberfest beer, and if […]
Breast cancer wasn’t a personal issue for me until my sister, Andra, was diagnosed in 2008 with stage 2 breast cancer.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would sit down to write this post. Actually, I used to dream about it, but I let that dream go and became content with my reality — that I would only have one child. Shortly after my son turned four, I purged just about all of […]
Naturally, one of the most popular questions asked by full-term pregnant women appears to be: What are the early symptoms of labor? As a seasoned birth-giver, I have decided to make a fool-proof list. If you have any of these symptoms, or none, and you are past 37 weeks, you are guaranteed to begin active […]
Being my own harshest critic, I’m convinced the only memories my kids will have are of me yelling. As a result, I feel I can never play with them or love on them enough to make up for it. So instead, I avoid trying and stuff down more guilt and shame. All or nothing.
Deep down, I know I made the right choice . . . people have to come before pets. But, it will be a long time before I recover emotionally from losing our sweet pup.
Each week there seems to be another controversial issue that leads some folks to share their opinions in hateful ways and some other people to disagree in equally nasty ways. How can we disagree in ways that are helpful not hurtful?