By: Heather O’Neill The scent of a cigarette stops me. I wonder if it’s from a red and white box. I think about his smirk and my heart aches. I wish I had more time with him. Wish I could hear his chuckle, the sound of his voice. Lean over and kiss his freshly shaven, … More Missing My Dad …
By: Cheryl Maguire In an attempt to break the deafening teen silence during breakfast, I began a conversation. “So I saw a meme . . .” Laughter erupted from my twin teens. “It’s pronounced MEEEM, not MEH-MM. You sound like Elle’s mom who said MeeMee,” my teen daughter corrected me. Just for the record—I’m not … More Mom Inspired YouTube Challenges
By: Deirdre Littlefield It’s a new year, which brings new excitement and intention. I look back on 2017 with fondness, as our family had it pretty good. We worked steady and really didn’t want for much. Our children are healthy and seem to enjoy one another and our family as a whole. Life is … More New Year Resolutions
By: Sandy Churchill When we hear of “breaking out” of old patterns to forge new habits, the saying might seem cliché, but our family experienced the scenario quite literally with an “escape room” challenge on vacation. The setting: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada—on a rainy day en route home from a family summer vacation … More Escape Rooms Test Teamwork
By: Deirdre Littlefield I have wanted to adopt a child from foster care since I was a little girl. Ever since I saw the movie Annie, I was hooked on the idea. I wondered how it was possible that there are children that nobody wants. Children without a family. It took many years for … More The Evolution of a Foster Parent
By: Martianne Stanger This summer has not been the summer I thought it would be for my children and me. Both my son and I have contracted Lyme’s disease and had to suffer through the side affects of the strong medications prescribed for that. Our family has also had plans changed by broken water pipes, … More Seek Truth, Goodness, and Beauty Even As Life Unfolds As It Will
By: Sandy Churchill Upon returning from a recent game conference in Columbus, Ohio, our family was encouraged and recharged from life’s stresses—thanks to three and a half days of games, games, and more games. These are not video games—nor are they the simple-stream variety of Monopoly, Checkers, or Candyland. They are European-style board games of … More Let the Games Begin!