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December 31, 2018

I must say that I am not sad to see 2018 in my rear view mirror. It has been one of the roughest years of my life. Between financial issues, grief, depression, feelings of failure and regaining some of the weight I lost, I can not wait to tell 2018 goodbye. Of course,...

December 16, 2018

The winter holiday seasons is supposed to be the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” but for many it isn’t. For Christians, the season is about Christ’s birth, but no matter your faith, December is a holiday-filled month. Despite it being filled with events that revolve...

June 10, 2018

Home for the Summer

     I am amazed every year around May/June by how my social media blows up with parents who are freaking out about something I deal with everyday—Having my children home. I see they are fretting over what to do with them. I mean, they are your kids,...

December 12, 2017

As I reflect this year on the Christmas story, I'm drawn again and again to one part of it, to one group of cast members. I was lying in bed last night and I could not get them out of my head. I know that their story and mine will bless someone out there this Christmas...

November 1, 2017

Struggling to Conceive with PCOS

About 13 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS (poly-cystic ovary syndrome), which is an endocrine disorder, that, among other things, can make it difficult to get pregnant. After trying unsuccessfully for over a year, I wasn’t able to get...

October 22, 2017

Shawn's pregnancy experience was recorded from the positive pregnancy test to finding out she has had a miscarriage. She was six weeks along and the time between finding out about the baby and the loss  was a short and painful one for both her and husband Andrew East....

October 21, 2017

Mixed Messages

      I was watching a dating show recently and the woman on the show was telling the experts that she wanted a strong man, one who takes control; a “man’s man” who knows his role in the relationship and can lead a marriage. I thought, “There is a woman w...

August 31, 2017

I was glancing over lists of calendar day and month themes and saw “Romance Awareness Month” and thought I could totally be down with some romance awareness in my life! Typically we consider romance something women long for and about which men have no clue about and co...

July 29, 2017

Just imagine...warm soil under your bare toes. You reach down to pluck  a sun-warmed tomato off the vine and pop it in your mouth, even as your eye travels to a beautiful green, sweet pepper just begging to be eaten. You oblige and grab a zucchini, a handful of green...

June 21, 2017

Beat Summer Hibernation

Depending on where you live, summer can look very different. For me in South Jersey, summers are usually hot and humid, and daylight lasts till almost 9:00 at night. Summer reminds me of being young and carefree. My Grandma  P and Pop Pop had a t...

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