“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside. Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away. Let us not get so caught up in our […]
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It’s now the year 2018. A revolution is coming. A movement, in fact, where we no longer throw out empty words. Words such as “Let me know if you need anything?” or “Is there is anything I can do?” when a friend is in need. We all know where those words end up. They fall […]
The USDA Economic Research website reports that in our country, households with children are affected most of all. Almost one third of households headed by a single mother report that they struggle to provide enough food for their children on a daily basis.
Write a letter. Send a card. Ask your kids to draw a picture. We will forward all the happiness you collect to our troops.
We cling to our coffee with our phone in hand to relay our struggles, and we can miss the opportunities to gather around other women who understand the frustrations over that cup of coffee, in the same room, and leave our phones in the diaper bag.
Almost as soon as we were handed our youngest son, we were mostly left alone. The nurses didn’t dive in with helpful suggestions on holding our little one, swaddling him or getting him to latch for the first time. About day two of being in the hospital, I realized it was because this was baby […]
I couldn’t cook or clean. Just trying to keep my daughter and I both sane and alive became my primary job. I started thinking, “I have to get through this for my son’s sake. I can’t keep falling apart because my daughter and husband need me to be stay strong and healthy.”
After the birth of my first son, I found my spirit of generosity disappearing. This happened for a couple of reasons. First, I found myself forgetful and fuzzy-headed most days. And second, my husband and I had given up my income in order for me to stay home for a bit. So not only did […]
Making Friends Some of you have lived here since the day you were born. Others, like me, have moved dozens of times. But we have something in common: Making new friends can be a little nerve-wracking for e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e. When I was younger, my natural inclination was to be shy. I quickly realized that the trait wasn’t serving […]
“The days are long, but the years are short.” Sure, time flies- but let’s face it, sometimes it just feels like the day will NOT end. You know the one: the baby gets up screaming at 4:30am, your toddler clogs the toilet with his favorite stuffed animal, you realize you’re out of coffee (and anything remotely […]