Category: Life

Not Your Typical Soccer Moms

A Lesson on Giving

Something has always baffled me. When we experience hardship, tragedy, or trauma, the struggle is seared into our memory. We remember the sounds, the smells, and the physical pain of the trial. It was that pain that either paralyzed us in time or drove us to do whatever was needed to never experience that hurt again. The experience became part of the…
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Why I Don’t Teach My Kids To Believe In Santa

Every year starting in November we see Christmas decorations and sales kicking off.  Nowadays they don’t even let you get you through Thanksgiving before the Christmas ornaments go up.  While some kids are told stories of Santa Claus coming down the chimney with gifts, and Reindeers sitting on the roof, my kids are told to…
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8 Ways To Beat The Holiday Blues

The holiday season should be a joyous and celebratory time for families. It can either bring out the best in people or the worst. During the holiday season is when the suicide rate increases, not only for the military and those deployed away from family, but also with those who suffer quietly from depression.  If…
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The Night the Bed Shook

Soon after being told my marriage was over, my daughter and I moved into a small one bedroom apartment in the middle of Northeast, DC. My possessions were few and my furnishing was meager.  Many times my daughter (then age 6) and I shared a twin bed. One day, as children do, my daughter caught…
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Friends With Your Ex?

Friends with the ex seems to be a hot button topic, and from what I’m discovering, the rules are changing. As far as I always knew, being friends with an ex while in a current relationship was a no-no for the sake of the current relationship. Now before you go on about why your relationship…
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Achieve Your Goals When He Says No

Every time you make your famous sweet potato pies, everyone tells you how much you could make if you sold them. Or whenever there is an event everyone wants you to organize it. You’ve always had a thing for creating and once thought to be an Event Planner. Or perhaps you want to try your…
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What A 2 Year Old Taught Me About Being Happy

Yesterday while spending the weekend with my cousin, her 2 year old announced in delight, “I’m happy!” as a grin spread across her face from ear to ear. Those 2 little words got me to thinking about how often we ask ourselves if we’re happy. I don’t mean just putting on a mask and telling…
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HERstory: Breast Cancer Survivor – JENNIFER SPARGER

October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a cancer survivor as anyone who has ever had cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the rest of their life. There are now nearly 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, according to new statistics from the Centers…
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The “No Homework” Trend Schools Are Adopting

Do you remember coming home after school only to have to start on your homework which usually lasted well into the evening. Once you were done, you only had time for dinner, a bath, and then bed time? That’s just how school went right? With mixed research coming in, and an increasing amount of information…
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The Man Period: Urban Myth Or Actual Phenomenon?

Let’s be honest, if a woman appears to be moody or irritable, she’s often assumed to be on her period. It’s as if there could be no other reason why we could have an attitude, or be irritable. Of course they often overlook the fact that women aren’t the only ones with hormones that fluctuate…
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