We have all been through a lot over the past several weeks. Our daily lives have been turned upside down and we have been required to redesign our days. We are facing a new normal – working from a...
In my “other life,” I am a student advisor to adult students. Please allow me to brag for just a moment. I have been working with this population of students for about eight years now. These are not your “traditional” 18-...
Oh my word, I am wiped out!!!! My mental health is suffering! There has been so much fighting friends; I mean SOOOOOOO much!  And lots of disobedience and noise and mess and touching and calling my name!!!!!! I am waving...
To all small business owners, It's never easy building something from scratch — starting with nothing but a dream, a goal, and determination. It takes guts and grit.  I see you. I'm one of you. I know first hand how hard...
This too shall pass… This is a life motto I learned many years ago in a story told around a campfire at summer camp. It has carried me through times both good and bad. It serves as a reminder that...
A lot of people are losing their jobs right now. Businesses are being deemed non-essential. Employees are staying home to protect their own health. Unemployment is increasing. If you are divorced, this may leave you wondering “how will my...
You know those sayings people have about “finding your tribe?"  I don’t know who those people are, but I need lessons. Making friends does NOT come easily to this girl.  It always seems like people in movies have a...
As an introvert, the idea of community or multigenerational living was decidedly unappealing. It’s my home, my space, my solitude. It would mean potentially compromising on everyday life to accommodate someone else. But, now that I have experienced it, I cannot...
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The Gift of Quarantine

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A few months ago, I wrote a piece where in it I staked my claim on carving out margin. Mothering older kids seems to be a constant battle of “what can I make time for today?" But now everything...
Do you have a friend (or a few) that you just love to chat with? That friend that you have a lot in common with – where conversation is never lacking. I recently received a message from a friend...

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The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy

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When your child needs specialized care, searching for a provider can seem like a daunting task. That is why we are thankful to our...