Graduation Series: Ways to Celebrate Your Graduate

Celebration is……. The action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity.  So first thing when celebrating someone is to think about what that person enjoys.  Traditionally when someone says celebrate – we think a party. We think a meal. We think people gathering together to

Graduation Series: Gift Ideas for Grads

There are so many different things you can get for someone who is graduating. Whether it be from High School, College, Graduate School, Trade School etc. – they are entering a new phase of life.  Consider what you know about the individual……… What are they doing next? What have they just accomplished? Think practical if

Parenting is Hard – You are Not Alone: Addictions.

Parenting is Hard – You are not alone: Addictions   If this is as far as you get – please read this! There is a strong correlation between Addiction and Suicide  – Get more information by following this link.   Just like the other topics in this series, Addiction is not part of the vocabulary

Parenting is Hard – You are Not Alone: Mental Health Realities

Parenting is Hard – You are not alone Mental Health Realities The following post is long, but please read it.  The information provided is essential! The topic is deeply personal and important to me. I pray that by reading the following information you are able to help someone someday.   We don’t talk to parents

Parenting: You are Not Alone – School Struggles/Learning Disabilities

Parenting Is Hard – You are Not Alone – School Struggles/Learning Disabilities When you plan on having children, school struggles and learning disabilities are most often far from our minds. It is certainly not something people talk about. Even parents of little ones, are often in the dark in terms of the reality of school

Parenting: You Are Not Alone – Health Problems.

Migraines, cancer, surgeries, biopsies, sports injuries, allergies, infections….Our health problems came in many forms over the years. It often felt like we were experiencing them in a bubble…like everyone else was walking around healthy and we were falling apart. If you ever feel that way, please remember that it is not true. Everyone has health

“Parenting – You are Not Alone” – Postpartum Depression

When a person becomes a parent  it is wonderful! I am not minimizing the beauty, wonder, and glory of becoming a parent – in whatever way that happens for you. It is not easy though and I have come to believe that we often do not speak of some of the hardest parts of parenting

Women’s Business Resources – A Great Place to Look for Ideas and Assistance

Women Owned Businesses are an Important Part of Our Communities Too “More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of 2017. Women–owned firms (51% or more) account for 39% of all privately held firms and contribute 8% of employment and 4.2% of revenues.” (taken from the NAWBO website –

“How to Get Your House in Order Without Buying Anything New”

A great resource for anyone looking to bring order to their home……. (As Published on   With all the time you’re spending in your home these days, you’ve likely noticed that there’s plenty of items lying around that you hardly use, or food that’s gone bad but is still sitting in the back of

What to give, but don’t know how or where to start? Check out this directory!

Follow the link below to find organizations, by state, that work to combat child bed poverty and related issues.  Contact them directly to see what they need and how you can help! The following directory was  shared with me by a representative of Mattress Advisor. They recently put together a directory of organizations that assist