By: Cheryl Maguire When PeggySue Wells’ husband walked out on her, she looked at her six children’s face’s and wondered, How did this happen? So many other questions ran through her mind. Could I ease their pain? What do I do now? Will my children be permanently damaged? Can I provide all that my family needs? Wells was able to move … More Surviving Divorce: How to Prepare For The Road Ahead
By: Dr. Tanvi Maharaja, PT DPT Recently I came across a post in social media narrating an incident involving a woman who returned to work after a one year gap and was turned down for an interview by HR, citing the gap and questioning her ability (or deterioration thereof) because of said gap. Now stuff like this … More The Stunning, Absolutely Brilliant, Freaking Glorious Hole in My Resume
By: Martianne Stanger What do you do when you have to face a full-out quarantine with kids? Keep things as normal as possible and enjoy the simple things. While in a recent quarantine period with our children, I asked them what their favorite activities had been so far. I share their answers here to inspire … More 10 Things Kids Can Enjoy During Quarantine
By: Cheryl Maguire A new parenting magazine arrived in my mailbox. This magazine always featured a story about how a mom magically developed a clever idea and solved the family problem. Every time I read it, I thought to myself, “I wish I could be a super mom like her.” One day I had an … More What’s Your Funniest Moment?
By: Martianne Stanger This past year, my children and I did an odd thing: We went to the funeral of someone we never knew when she was living. Being 2020, it was just a quick, socially-distant, outside, graveside service. In fact, it took us longer to get to than it did to honor and pray … More Why Would You Go to a Funeral of Someone You Never Knew in Life
By: Tanvi Maharaja PT, DPT We took our first vacation with the dog this year. Cooper just turned one and due to Covid and life in general, we were unable to take him to the beach until now. So we booked our usual place down the Cape and took off. The weather was great, things looked … More The Comedy of Errors: Vacation Version
By: Sandra L. Churchill Summer is abloom with bubblegum petunias, Shasta daisies, sweet roses, and wild lavender. Gardeners everywhere bend on soil-stained knees, patiently attending to blossoms and vegetables alike, nurturing their tender leaves and stems to vibrant, dewy verdure. But in recent weeks, I have been pondering the possibility that not all gardeners raise … More A Gardener of Hearts and Souls
By: Cheryl Maguire “Do you want to go for a walk?” That was the gajillionth (yes that’s a real word, at least according to Urban Dictionary) time one of my 16 year old daughter asked me that question, and it was only two months into the pandemic. Everyone in our neighborhood was doing the same … More Zombie Mom Walking
By: Martianne Stanger Summer time. Adventure. Magical moments. These things just seem to go together don’t they? Add a little inspiration into the mix, and the delight of longer summer days only grows. Case in point for our family was the summer of 2014, which I also call our Swiss Family Robinson summer. No, our family was … More Let the Swiss Family Robinson Inspire Your Summer
By: Dr. Tanvi Maharaja PT, DPT, OCS, Pelvic Health PT “When I pull into the driveway…” “Every time I put the key in the lock to open the front door…” “Just as I enter the bathroom…” “As I turn the corner to get home…” “When I hear water run or when it;s cold…” If you have noticed leakage, … More Incontinence: Why do I Pee my Pants?