I read a shocking and heartbreaking article recently about the prevalence of suicide by military spouses. In one case, a woman expressed that she wished her husband had just died in combat on his deployment. Then she would be surrounded by support. Instead, her...Read more
There is this fun bar trick with matchsticks. Use matchsticks to form a martini glass. Break one to use the tip to be the olive in the glass. Show it to someone and ask them if they can get the olive outside of the glass by only moving two of the matches and without...Read more
If this is common mom knowledge, I missed the memo because I am only learning this now. When my kids have a task like clean their room, make their bed, sweep the floor, fold the clothes, and so on, it seems to be a constant thorn in my side and struggle to get them to...Read more
In a quest for peace and simplicity, but a day and age of information overload and unending overwhelm, too many of us live in a state of near-panic. Only recently have I discovered in my own life that multi-tasking is the biggest source of my struggle. I have...Read more
The best gift we can give our children is not found in a store and costs no money. Unfortunately, it is also something they will probably not truly appreciate until well into adulthood. However, our role as parents is not to give our kids immediate gratification. As a...Read more
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