What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger – Or Does It?

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche How do you feel about this statement? Does it resonate with truth for you, or does it sound cliched and trite? Do you find comfort in those words, or do they do nothing for you? ...more

Win a $75 Gift Certificate to Uncommon Goods

With so many places to shop online, it can ...more

Parenting an Average Student

Note: This post was written with my son’s blessing and encouragement....more

10 Life Lessons I've Taught My Children

I've spent 24+ years being a parent, and if there's anything I know for sure, it's this: Children learn what they live. You can talk until you're blue in the face, but if you don't act as you speak, your kids won't take to heart the things that you say. Among many others, here are 10 things I taught my now-grown children—guidelines that work for me and that I follow nearly all the time. It's not easy figuring out grown-up life, but hopefully these things help them as often as possible. ...more
I like this!  I too have been parenting for about 24 years and some of these are also on my ...more

On the Occasion of My 25th Wedding Anniversary

I’m a terrible joke teller, but there’s one I think is pretty funny that goes something like this: I’ve been married for 25 years. It’s...more

Hot Flashes? Replenish May Be the Answer

Having suffered with hot flashes during perimenopause, I’m happy to bring this opportunity ...more

The ABCs of Empty Nesting

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Manage Bladder Control with Depend

I am participating in a...more