In the last month, five different people from five different age groups have said something to me about feeling "left out” of friendships. FIVE different people. FIVE different age groups. I guess … [Read more...] about When You’re Feeling Left Out
Marriage and Family
I love everyone when I first meet them. I have always been like that. It's how I am. From there, I will either love you more, the same, or less. I work from the top down. My husband is the opposite. … [Read more...] about LEGENDS AND WARRIORS
Mailbag Monday #6! I picked two topics/questions for this installment. Feel free to agree, disagree or add on because we all know I have no business answering questions from … [Read more...] about Mailbag Monday! How To Find Downtime And Deal With Sucky People
(From the archives: February, 2015) I read an article once that said "Black dogs are less likely to be adopted than dogs of other colors." I never forgot that article because I didn't understand. Why … [Read more...] about In Defense Of Black Dogs: The Bruno Marshall Story
The sucky part about almost anything is the wait: Waiting in line, waiting your turn, waiting to get served. All of it. Sucks. Sometimes the wait isn’t that bad, but that’s usually for something that … [Read more...] about After The Wait
When you're a parent, you can tell your kid to do pretty much anything you want and they have to do it. I’m not making any recommendations, or judgments--- I’m just stating a fact: There is great … [Read more...] about Why My Kids Are Going To End Up In Therapy
There are moments when I look at my girls and I’m so proud of them. Those moments are prized and precious. As parents, we don’t get paid for the job we do, our payment is the product. And the product … [Read more...] about Why Are My Kids Spoiled Brats?
It’s “Mailbag Monday!” Thank you for sending in your topics and questions. This was the topic picked (at random) for this post: Pressure To Have Kids … [Read more...] about Are You Feeling Pressure To Have Kids?
(From The Archives: May 5, 2014) My husband, Cody, is one of the directors of an overnight camp for kids in Northern Michigan. Every year, Cody moves up to camp at the end of April to start setting … [Read more...] about Being A Camp Director’s Wife
Do you ever feel like the Universe is trying to tell you something? Normally I don’t---but last week it did and I feel like I would be doing everyone a disservice if I didn't put this out. What … [Read more...] about Wake Up Call