To be the spouse of a grad student is one of the hardest things, yet one of the most rewarding. As many already know, my husband is in the DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) program at Duke University. To give you a picture of what our current life looks like: Nathan wakes up SUPER early … Continue reading To be the spouse of a grad student…
Hi friends, I am happy to be back to writing some. I hope you guys enjoy today's blog and that it will create some discussion among yourselves and in this community. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a pretty commonly known subject now a days. But I think that there are bits and pieces of it … Continue reading the reality of PTSD
"I don't want to foster until my kids are out of the house." "I don't know if I could love a foster or adoptive child the way I can love a birth child" "It is just not the same as having your own child" "I am afraid of getting too attached" "Aren't those children in … Continue reading 5 reasons not to foster, BUT WAIT…
Recently, my family and I were shopping at Tanger Outlets. We went into Gap & the sales lady was telling my second mom and I that there was a huge sale on crop tops on the rack over there. I jokingly whispered "I prefer the bottom half of my shirt to still be intact." And … Continue reading “I want to feel comfortable with my body”
He isn't who I fell in love with 4 years ago. And for that I am grateful. Over the years he has matured in numerous ways. His priorities have shifted. His compassion has grown insurmountably. His love is like a mountain, un-moving and always seen. His focus shifted to God's calling on his life. People … Continue reading He isn’t who I fell in love with
"I can't parent because I never had a parent" is becoming more and more of a common reason behind parent-child relationship struggles. It is sad that this is what so many people struggle with, however it is not an excuse to not parent your children. For starters, parents in this position, I realize that you … Continue reading “I can’t parent because I never had a parent”
Teenage years are such an awkward time. It's a time of youthful play yet maturation into adulthood. It's a time where learning is tedious & decision making can be rather stressful. Emotions are felt in high gear from every end of the spectrum, often without rationale due to the hormonal changes in the body. Teenage … Continue reading Should teenagers have to work?