The Many Faces of Foster Care

By , Contributing Writer| July 11th, 2018|

Many would describe our foster care system as broken. In the media, we hear about the abuse children face in foster care. Although some children in foster care experience abuse and neglect, there are a lot of amazing foster parents who are doing great things in the lives of the children who come from broken [...]

Four Budget-Friendly Summer Activities for Your Kids

By , Contributing Writer| July 1st, 2018|

When I meet someone new and they ask me what me what I do, I typically respond, “I’m a stay-at-home mom who doesn’t stay home.” I’m not the type of mom who can stay home for days at a time. Usually, I try to leave the house to do something every day, or I start [...]

Four Firework Displays to Celebrate the Fourth of July

By , Copy Editor| June 24th, 2018|

Every Fourth of July, there are spectacular firework displays throughout the surrounding communities. Oftentimes, there will be special celebrations and events that take place prior to the firework show in the evening. Fourth of July events and firework displays are great opportunities for you to invite your neighbors! Bring extra blankets and chairs and invite [...]

Reasons Why We Celebrate Father’s Day

By , Copy Editor| June 17th, 2018|

Father’s Day is a time for children and for spouses to celebrate the men in their life. For children, it is a day to let their fathers know how much they appreciate them. For wives, it is a day to let their husbands know how much they love him and appreciate his hard work as [...]

Overcoming the Struggles of Single Parenting

By , | June 14th, 2018|

Single Parenting Struggles Only God knows what the future holds. We often find ourselves engulfed in unforeseen storms we never imagined possible. Single parenting is one of those storms we do not expect to face. That’s exactly what happened to me. One month into my forties—I found myself divorced with my two small girls—something I [...]

You Want to Be a WHAT?

By , Guest Writer| June 4th, 2018|

In a recent interview, I was asked to share top advice I believe helps children feel secure with their parents. If you had been asked, what might you have said? I answered that the way parents respond to children's dreams is key. I want children of all ages to dream. I want them to dream [...]

How to Make Memorial Day Memories

By , Contributing Writer| May 19th, 2018|

Wahoooooo a day off work! This is about the extent to which many of us celebrate the holiday Memorial Day. This federal holiday (also known as Decoration Day) is to remember those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. They died for you and me...remind you of someone else?!? Why We Celebrate Memorial [...]

Being a Dreamer and Dreamtender: Finding Balance as a Mom

By , Contributing Writer| May 12th, 2018|

Being a mom is challenging yet rewarding. Oftentimes, we will put our dreams on hold to do what we think is best for our families. As moms, we are called to love and serve our families. So, we pour most of our time and energy into being a dreamtender, supporting and encouraging our husbands and [...]

Four Ways to Treat Mom on Mother’s Day

By , Copy Editor| May 3rd, 2018|

Why We Celebrate Mother’s Day According to Woman’s Day, Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world (behind Christmas and Easter). Mother’s Day is celebrated in various countries, from the United States and Mexico to England and Spain to Japan. Cultures across the world recognize the value of moms and the sacrifices [...]

Four Fun Easter Traditions for Families

By , Copy Editor| March 18th, 2018|

Easter traditions are a great way to kick off spring. From baking delicious spring desserts to creating colorful décor that can last all season, we have four Easter traditions that will make this spring special for your family. 1. Dye Easter Eggs One of the most common Easter traditions is dyeing Easter eggs. This is [...]