We live in Texas, which means heat and thunderstorms, right? Well, thanks to rolling blackouts caused by high temperatures and the lightning that usually come with storms, that means we are prime targets for the occasional power outage. Last summer, we had two outages in our neighborhood (one lasting 12 hours . . . yep, 12 hours without AC in August!). […]
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Studies suggest that nearly 1 in 5 women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder. If you or someone you know is suffering silently after the birth of a child, here are some ways to start the healing process.
For more than 10 years I’ve been working professionally to help people who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Now, as a parent, I find myself considering how I’ll talk to my son about these substances in an effective way. It’s scary and intimidating, even for me! But take heart, we can have conversations […]
A split second later, as I turned to take those short three steps back to the bed, I heard it. A loud THUD. My heart dropped and when I had fully turned around I saw my son lying breathless with his back on the floor. He looked panicked, and my heart then shattered into a […]
“Hey kiddo, let’s talk about body safety.” I’ve said these words so many times now, I know what’s coming. “Do you remember the body safety rules?” Finally she says, “Yes! It’s like if a mama wolf is driving in a car and she wears her seatbelt, then she is being body safe.” Eventually we move […]
I am grieving innocence at the hand of evil today. I am grieving how a mere stranger from across the globe can become the thief of joy for the unsuspecting innocent. I am deafened by the sneakiness of darkness and how it can so subtly creep into the lives of every human, especially children. The kind […]
“If this behavior continues to happen, we will have no choice but to ask you to leave the daycare center.” Words I never wanted to hear about my four year old, but words that I knew were on the verge of being said. We were already on a slippery slope with fits and rages that lasted […]