Do you have any unresolved childhood issues? Five things to think about

p>I recently heard Lou Giglio give a talk on the kinds of unresolved issues many of us have that prevent us from being whole people. When we aren't whole it's hard to build solid relationships with others....more

Did You Hear About the Time Lindsay Lohan Stood Up Matt Lauer?

Picture this: You're Matt Lauer. You're feeling pretty good about that. I mean, YOU ARE MATT FREAKING LAUER. You shave, you get dressed, and you go to work, which today involves interviewing THE once-talented-it-girl-turned-total-hot-mess of the moment and you are all pumped up to ask the hard questions, and maybe...just maybe...get some well-lit mascara soaked tears in the process....more

When paying the bills is too much

I'm excited to introduce the first of several guest bloggers I have lined up for you to enjoy: Kendra. Kendra is the mastermind behind Voice in Recovery. She shares her story and walks you through recovery. She is insightful and cute. Here she talks about how if you are struggling with abuse in one area it usual permeates to other areas of life as well. Including finances. Enjoy!...more

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

You wonder where the kind loving person went? The sad news is they were never there. They might look like a monster. Like Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You might wonder "who is this person? Where did the romantic, sensitive, dashing lover go?" The sad news is, they were never there. When it comes to women and children, I am a huge advocate of educating and supporting those who need help getting through the many types of abuse women suffer every single day. ...more

My Prayer for Hamza…

                So much like my son, my beautiful miracle child, I love him so much… This is completely incomprehensible to me… You know, you give birth to these amazing souls, and watch them, despite being domesticated by society, thrive in the wildness of their beings… Traits of kindness and compassion bursting out despite what they see on video games, domestic violence, TV (in th...more

The Vulnerable Alien Wife: Beyond Mail-Order Brides

Foreigners have to fill out a million forms and file a thousand petitions when they come to the United States through marriage, but rarely are they given the required information about what their rights are or what legal recourse they have should things go terribly wrong -- and certainly never are they given a handbook about what is legally acceptable behavior in a marriage. ...more
@PolPrairieMama, there are! Please keep me posted and let me know whether I can do anything else ...more

Don't fear the SPANX honey, You're a HERO!

Today I got to go with my daughter to a sacrament meeting given by the special needs youth. She was called to be a buddy and has worked with the special needs mutual since August. I have been to three of these Sacrament meetings now, and each time I walk out to the car after crying off most of my make-up. I look pathetic, but I am smiling. ...more

I am always in the wrong place at the wrong time... I am always in the right place at the right time... Alt Titled- Im a clutz!

Inspired by my urgent care visit tonight… I bring to you yet another window into my life… From the view of an ER…. The First time I can remember having any kind of emergency service (I was actually looked over by a police and paramedic, didn’t actually go in anywhere) was when I was 10 (ish??...more


Before I get started I need to say this - I am not generally a supporter of anonymous writing. I believe quite strongly in standing behind your words, even when what you've written may not be what everyone else will support....more

Dear Losing Myself