I don’t know why my son builds models and displays them in his room without playing with them, nor do I understand why they’re important enough to cry over. But by taking a step back and seeing the situation not as an inconsequential toy but instead as a task my son was having to accomplish […]
Author Archive | Heidi
Perhaps snuggling with your spouse doesn’t soothe you like it used to, or watching your kiddos play doesn’t bring the same smile to your face as it once did. Feelings that appear to have disappeared (though there’s no reason for them to have done so) could be a sign that you’re feeling the funk.
Having CPS show up on your doorstep is a fear for many. As a former CPS worker investigating allegations of abuse and neglect in two states, I can understand the anxiety that comes from having CPS arrive in your life. No matter if CPS is at your door because of an unfounded claim or real honest-to-goodness […]
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.
While in an ideal world these groups of children would get along and become good friends, that’s just not how it works. Classmates don’t have to be friends anymore than adults have to be friends with a coworker or someone at church.
When I got to college, having my own income was great . . . but so was the excitement of credit cards. Credit cards felt like free money! Not having a lot of financial experience up to that point, I didn’t quite know what to do with all my newfound freedom.
I have many friends that spend their summers in the northeast — a brilliant move. But some of us are stuck here in Texas during the most brutal months and need to find ways to survive. Here are some things that work for me . . . but if you have other tips for surviving […]