Parenting

Turning Summer Adventures Into Family Folktales
Parenting / Relationships

Turning Summer Adventures Into Family Folktales

By Karen Pierce Gonzalez Summertime is the perfect season for family adventures. Vacations, family reunions, weddings, day trips, summer camps and more are filled with stories about certain people, places and things that are important to you. You want to remember these treasured memories because they have special meaning and […]

Shining the Light into the Darkness
Human Advocacy / Parenting

Shining the Light into the Darkness

By Marion Witte Child advocacy groups estimate at least 500,000,000 children worldwide are subjected to abuse each year.  Such mistreatment occurs in every country in the world, including the United States.  Reports issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, based on cases investigated by child protective service […]

Mother’s Day – Honor or Hurt?
Balance & Lifestyle / Lifestyle / Parenting

Mother’s Day – Honor or Hurt?

When I was a little girl, my brother and sisters couldn’t wait to buy our mother something very special on Mother’s Day. We probably had less than a quarter, but it didn’t matter. We wanted our gift to be the one she would love the most. The challenge was on, […]

Hold Your Tongue!
Lifestyle / Parenting

Hold Your Tongue!

How many times, I wonder, did my mother say those words to me? I bet you heard them a lot yourself during your life? I heard those words first as a child when I tried to sass my Mom and it was usually followed by ‘young lady’ (another phrase used […]

MOTHERS WITHOUT CHILDREN
Lifestyle / Parenting

MOTHERS WITHOUT CHILDREN

When my daughters were 10 and 7 years old I left them. Gave custody of them to their father. Moved out. Did I stop being a mother on that most horrid day of my life? Not for one second. Did I stop actively parenting my daughters on that most horrid […]

Lifestyle / Parenting

The Prayer Was Answered!

By Lisa Hein, Speaker & Parenting Author When we have a family, we are so grateful. In the beginning it’s amazing. You now know why you’re alive, you feel content, things just seem to be….blissful. You know that you made the right decision, life is good! Speed up life about […]

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