September 10 is recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day. This day is used to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention around the globe. Maternal suicide is very rarely talked about but is a very real issue. Trigger warning Anxiety. Depression. Two...
If you're anything like me, at one time or another you've had a black cloud of anxiety and depression hanging over your head.  Constantly wanting to hide what you're going through because you don't want people to feel bad...
  There are a number of things I really enjoy about social media. It has transformed the way we access new information, stay in touch with others, and see what is happening in the world around us. I love the...
Making the transition back to school impacts the whole family. From schedules to study habits, students and parents alike need to be at their best to help things go as smoothly as possible. To help you prepare your family for the...
As a first-time mom I was of course naturally scared bringing my daughter home for the first time and overly worried about so many things first time parents worry about. However, my main source of worry was safe sleeping...
The night I found out I was pregnant I threw the stick in a random dumpster in a parking lot. I was terrified. I was 19, and just out of high school, my boyfriend was starting his senior year. ...
Growing up in high school and college, I had plenty of friends. I loved being a part of large gatherings and making new friends. It almost seemed natural for me to meet new people. When I got married the...
I went to step into the shower this morning and looked down. Covering the shower floor were foam letters, plastic boats, rubber duckies, and bath toys galore. I picked them up, gave them a little shake, and tossed them...
Childhood Memories When you think back on your childhood, what are the things you remember most? For me, a lot of my memories are about family get-togethers to celebrate birthdays and holidays. These are the types of memories that I hope...
In the dead of winter, and the high temps of summer, sometimes it is really hard to motivate yourself, or your kids, to get outside. Getting outdoors can open a world of imagination for kids of all ages. Sometimes,...

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