Grief: Recent Loss & Reflections

Exactly a week ago, two policemen showed up at our door asking if they could speak to my husband. Our day was a normal “quarantine-adjusted” day - homeschool, work at home, Zoom meetings, etc. Nothing warned us of the news that came from these officers’ mouths in a matter of seconds once they were settled [...]

11 Things To Do As You Wait…

  I won’t sugar-coat this reality: waiting can be a frustrating and sometimes intimidating process for any one of us... Consider these 11 tips: Reject a “false start.” Think of the Biblical story of when Abraham and Sarah solicited Hagar to “help” them achieve what God promised them. Read more HERE.Enjoy the “right now" and the ability to appreciate what [...]

Traveling Light…

—Change may be on the horizon for 2021. If you can relate, keep reading. Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you." - Genesis 12:1 I can imagine that many of us will have to "drop" some things during this [...]

Coming Home…

March 2020 impacted so many lives in lieu of COVID-19 and the numerous changes people were required to adapt to. I almost didn’t believe it when I received notifications that my daughter’s school and the entire state of New Jersey were shutting down. I still had trouble accepting it one month into quarantine life as [...]

Election Unwind…

Today we cast our ballots after weeks of me staring at those envelopes on our living room table. And why did I wait to the last minute to read the pages of directions, research the nearest voting drop box, check off the intended boxes accurately, and make sure our envelopes were sealed in the correct [...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 1989, the United States Congress acknowledged October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” This is monumental as every 9 seconds, a woman is beaten by a spouse/significant other while 1 in 4 men are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner.  This month my organization, Healthy Relationships Network, will be taking time to acknowledge [...]

It’s Okay to Dream…

Today’s times and current events may have snuffed the creativity and energy out of many people’s dreams of enjoying life a bit... I was reminded of something wonderful last week as I sat with Jordyn to talk about the upcoming #FallSeason and came to the conclusion that I’m going to have the cup of hot [...]

Just a Little Push…

-Jordyn, my six-year old daughter, rode her bike without training wheels — on the second attempt. I can’t express how ELATED I am as her mom! Jordyn Jordyn had been insisting on removing her training wheels all summer long. Her dad finally did and they ventured onto the new territory of “big girl” transportation. You [...]

Seeking Sex…

There are many things that can be said about Selah Marley’s (Lauren Hill’s daughter) recent video — https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9432626/selah-marley-talks-childhood-trauma-clarifies-dont-go-bashing-parents. I won’t offer any deep interpretation, but I was extremely interested in Selah’s discussion about her approach to #sex and relationships. I know some women can relate as we remember the emptiness and confusion that came with [...]