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December 11, 2017

Parents / Parenting

When you can’t find the words…

October is the month to raise awareness for many things. One of the less familiar things is the National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed, “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses his or her partner, they are called a widow or

Parenting Wars

I’m not sure if this whole “Mommy War” thing has always been a thing. A part of me knows that for ages women have probably pushed their opinions on other women when it comes to parenting. Then a part of me thinks that now, with social media, every parenting decision you make is placed on

It’s Who You Are

When I look at the things going on around our nation, it truly breaks my heart. It seems like every day we are going down this crazy spiral. Division, hatred, racism, and evil are all becoming the norm. So how do we teach our kids what is right when the world is screaming at them

Faith and Infertility

“Unexplained infertility” was the most heart wrenching diagnosis I have ever received. It’s one of those things that leaves an empty feeling in your gut. When you are in the middle of it you feel all alone, even if you are in the waiting area of an infertility clinic surrounded by people who are also

The Village

“It takes a village to raise a child. -African Proverb We have all heard it when we start talking about raising children. Most of the time when it is said we don’t realize the truth behind it.. Or even the weight being a part of someone’s “village” carries.The village goes beyond family. It extends to