In Case of Emergency

I live in an area that felt the direct impact of Hurricane Matthew.  There were some parts of my county that were prompted to evacuate.  It only got more stressful when authorities and the media started referring to Matthew as a ‘once in a lifetime’ storm. Where I live is now through the worst of

Read more

Either/Or

When my husband is traveling for work I have to devise ways to keep my boys in line.  This means being proactive in how I approach their behavior.  I have learned that they need extra time, care and attention when dad is not around if I have any hopes of them being compliant.  The challenge

Read more

Let Their Attitude Guide You

“That’s it. I’ve had it. I call uncle.  I’m tired of bringing my oldest son to soccer.” This was the point I reached as his Fall ’15 season came to an end.  I didn’t care if he showed ‘promise’.  I no longer cared who did or didn’t want him to continue to play.  All I

Read more

The 20% Rule

I am notorious for making mountains out of molehills.  If one tiny thing goes wrong, I immediately expect everything else to crumble.  For instance, if one of my kids is acting up and I can’t figure out why, I leap to the conclusion they are headed down a bad path and can’t be saved.  My

Read more

The Guideposts of Loss (Part Two)

In part one of this series, I highlighted how even in the darkest of times, the light will manage to find us. For this second part, I will share how to communicate with others and your loved ones when faced with a significant loss. It’s been about a month since we had to put our

Read more