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To teach our kids kindness and to be includers: encourage them to seek out the new kid and introduce themselves. Explain how it is awesome to have a circle of friends but excruciating to be...

There’s a thing about having your Dad die when you are just barely twenty-two-years-old. The eye rolls. The condescending tone. The unapologetic lack of any sort of humility. Thinking you know it all. Losing a...

You don’t feel lucky to be in it. But, it is a club you have joined. Your dad died. Even worse–When you were young. And so was he. For those of us in such a...

When we received military orders to Florida, I was heartbroken. I loved my life in California. I had a career that brought me an abundance of joy and purpose; My kids were connected and loved-up...

As You Navigate Middle School, I Have A Few Things I’d Like You To Know: Not everyone will get you. Be patient. You will continue to find your people. Even if you aren’t a natural...

Every dog has their day. And two years ago, Jelly, The Precious Puppy, had hers. Only; it appears the humans that inhabit the space ~ by said rescue~ are really the lucky ones...

It’s almost like having surgery. You are unsure of going in and wake up feeling nervous. Hazy. And when you finally make it to recovery ~you can’t really recall what has transpired. Occasionally there...

I hope everyone is lucky enough to have at least one person in their lifetime who allows them to shine. By the grace of God, I experienced it through a beautiful soul...

It turned out that there would be more to this Battle Call…affectionately known as The Bean. And she was born perfectly petite. My mom says I shouldn’t be surprised. Like the apple that doesn’t fall...

I’ll never forget the look in my dad’s eyes when the doctor told him the cancer was sprinkled throughout his abdomen like powdered sugar. At that moment I saw the man I considered fearless look...

Today marks the anniversary of having my cancerous thyroid removed. This day always makes me think about the power of intuition and, how you should trust it. It’s real. Maybe because my dad was...