FAMILY


7 Signs You’ve Made a Lifelong Friendship

7 Signs You’ve Made a Lifelong Friendship

Subscribe: “A true friend freely advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.” – William Penn Friends come and go, don’t they? We learn this somewhat early in life, when the kid next door moves, joins another clique, or gets into a fight with you (hopefully not). This trend continues as we ... Read More »

What happened when I pretended my marriage was the best ever (and how it got there)

What happened when I pretended my marriage was the best ever (and how it got there)

Subscribe: “What if I just pretend we have the best marriage ever?” “What if I just pretend we have the best marriage ever?” I asked my husband one day. We’ve had our ups and downs, but it was a mostly serious question. And then I had this weird realization that we might already be, but were pretending that we didn’t. ... Read More »

5 Things Happy Families Do Differently

5 Things Happy Families Do Differently

Subscribe: “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox Gone are the classic family days of The Cleavers and The Brady’s. But, just because your kids can’t watch and observe the ideal family, doesn’t mean they can’t work toward being one. Be the change you wish to see. That means be conscious of how you are ... Read More »

5 GREAT Lessons for Living From our Elders

5 GREAT Lessons for Living From our Elders

Subscribe: As a proud Mom, I have a deep desire to instill manners, values and wise habits into our daughter, Aurora.  To me, this is the foundation of kindness and morality – lessons for living and a set of principles that most of us have learned from our elders.  And, if we didn’t however, we’re not alone. In fact, western ... Read More »

A Letter to our Sons and Daughters

A Letter to our Sons and Daughters

Subscribe: “Of course if you like your kids, if you love them from the moment they begin, you yourself begin all over again, in them, with them, and so there is something more to the world again.” William Saroyan   The miracle that a child brings into the world is completely unmatched to anything we’ve experienced so far.  As we ... Read More »

How to have a positive and natural birthing experience

How to have a positive and natural birthing experience

Subscribe: “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful; it’s that women are strong.” -Laura Stavoe Harm Pregnancy and labor can be a very overwhelming time filled with many emotions such as excitement and fear. While pregnancy is generally reflected in a positive light, the same cannot be said about labor. There is a ... Read More »