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!
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer With 2015 behind me I actually have a chance to reflect on what happened to me this past year. I remembered summer had just started and I am preparing for a relaxing vacation with my husband. Well, before the vacation even had a chance to start, it ended. My husband delivers some disturbing news and … More When Life Hands You a Curveball
By: Tanya Pimental Today, we never forget the tragic events of 9/11. Everyone remembers where they were and how the day unfolded. For many, the pain and grief that came with it lingers still today. For me, this day brings emotions that have changed over the years. I still experience a sort of grief fourteen years … More Myself
June is Men’s Health Month and to celebrate we asked the husbands of our talented mommy bloggers to submit posts and be featured as guest contributors. Keep checking in throughout the month for additional posts from the Signature Dads. ———————————————————————————————————- By: Kevin O’Neill – Heather O’Neill’s Husband So the wifey forwarded me an email from the Signature … More 5 Things My Kids Are Good For
By: Sandra L. Churchill Drive-in movie nights usher in memories of meatball subs and pajama-clad kids climbing on top of the station wagon to watch films under the stars. As a family, we’ve continued the tradition—with a longer drive since drive-ins are few and far between—with our own children. We tote lawn chairs, coolers, blankets, … More Embracing Summer with Drive-In Memories
By: Jessica Aldred I sincerely have no idea how you do it! This past week has been one of the longest of my life. After a minor heart scare I feel like I lost my left arm, my husband. While somewhat present, due to a heart procedure, he’s been unable to assist with so many … More To All The Single Mama’s (And Dads!)
By: Martianne Stanger Brrr. Am I the only one that feels like it’s been really chilly outside lately? Chilly, yet refreshing. In fact, with layers of clothing and a thermos full of hot cider or chocolate in hand, the great outdoors at this time of year can be quite inviting! Trust me on this. My family … More We Challenge You to Step Outside this Season!
By: Jessica Aldred It’s that time of year again! That time of year when we make New Year’s Resolutions we stand no chance of sticking with. We resolve to eat better, exercise more and not sweat the small stuff. However, after giving it some thought, I’ve found that my resolutions this year are much different than … More New Year’s Dedication