Showing Gratitude on Memorial Day

As a former military spouse, showing gratitude on Memorial Day for our service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country is high on my list of priorities. Yes, the day is commonly known as the un-official beginning of summer, the end of the school year for many and the day to breakout the Grill Master.  Often Memorial Day is confused with Veterans Day which celebrates all service members living and dead. To some the distinction seems minute. Celebrating our service members across the board should be embraced and done regularly....more
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3 Easy, Inexpensive Ways To Manage Stress

We all know the damaging health effects that stress can have on our minds and bodies. It has even been deemed as a link to long-term conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Yet with so much happening in the course of a day, it is becoming more challenging for the traditional methods of alleviating stress to be completely successful. ...more
Great information! Now that the weather is warmer (but not too hot) I try to head outside at ... more

Birthmother's Day: Separate and Not Equal but Maybe Okay

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. That means today -- the day before Mother's Day -- is Birthmother's Day. Started in 1990 by a group of birthmothers in Seattle, it is a day set aside to honor the love, sacrifice and loss that mothers who relinquish their children for adoption feel and experience. As a birth mother, I should love this day. The truth is that I don't quite know how I feel about this day....more
I'd never heard of Birth Mother's Day. After reading your posts and comments, I feel much like ... more

What the Steubenville Verdict Taught This Mother

This past weekend the verdict was handed down the Steubenville, Ohio rape trial of two teenage boys. The verdict, crime and victim have been hotly debated. The defense attorney in me looked at the story one way. While the mom in me looked at it another.  It is as the mother of a son, who is a good boy, that I write this article. As mothers of sons,  it is important for us to realize we are our sons' first and most important teachers and we must be specific when teaching our sons life lessons....more
I was a single mother for the first 5 years of my oldest son's life. While his father and I ... more

Where in SC?

I'm actually originally from CT but I live in Greenville now and love it!