Your Personal Mission Statement

Mission StatementWe enter this world without much direction that isn’t either instinctual (meeting our own needs) or given to us by other people. As teens or adults, we have the privilege of choosing our direction, and each year we progress toward independence, we have more power to choose.

Have you thought about choosing well?  Continue reading

Considering the Second Child

A friend asked me the other day if the memory of the pain of childbirth goes away. I was kind of surprised and asked why he wanted to know.

“We are thinking about a second child, and I wondered if women just forgot the pain or blocked it somehow to make it possible to go through that again,” he said. Continue reading

Writing in Times of Darkness

Angry WomanIf you have ever had a blog or published writing of any kind, you know what I mean by “writing in times of darkness.”

Expressing yourself when you are in pain, whether it is physical, emotional, or mental is difficult. You want to share your viewpoint and feelings but may want to reconsider a rant, raging, or creating a message that is as dark or depressed as you may feel at the time. Continue reading

Weddings, Finances & Your Kids

1986-10-4-wedding-14It’s a whole new world out there for those of us who have children of marrying age.

Many of our kids are holding off to marry after their education is completed or they have some work experience, and a whole new dynamic has emerged for us that may make old customs or “rules of etiquette” functionally obsolete. Continue reading