The Perks and Problems of Being an Only Child

I just saw a former student from a few years back. “How are you?” I inquired, looking at the almost-adult in front of me. “Great,” she replied, “I just got my license today!” “Awesome! That’s got to be a little freaky to have your first day driving on such a stormy day.” “That’s why IContinue reading “The Perks and Problems of Being an Only Child”

Guest Post: How I Told My Kids We Were Getting Divorced

For many people, the most difficult part about divorce is the impact on the kids. And this starts on the day that you tell them about the divorce. Author L.J. Burke shares his story and surprising revelation about the day his kids were told about their parent’s divorce.  How I Told My Kids We WereContinue reading “Guest Post: How I Told My Kids We Were Getting Divorced”

Planning On Being a Stay At Home Parent? Make Sure You Consider THIS First!

Are you thinking of becoming a stay at home parent?   Brock and I recently finished watching the series Boardwalk Empire, which takes place in the Prohibition-era United States. After watching one heart-breaking scene with a woman and her kids, Brock turned to me. “It’s so sad how women were trapped in bad marriages orContinue reading “Planning On Being a Stay At Home Parent? Make Sure You Consider THIS First!”

Let Go (But Never Give Up!)

Life is a balance of effort and ease. Of fighting and surrender. We’re told to “never give up” and also guided to “let go.” So which is it? Should we dig in our heels, strengthen our resolve and keep working at it? Increasing the pressure in an effort to move the pistons. Or, should weContinue reading “Let Go (But Never Give Up!)”