There are some surprising keys to successful, fulfilling adult lives that need to be discussed and fought for so that our country begins to thrive again.

Surprising Keys to Successful, Fulfilling Adult Lives

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I’m about to write something offensive. I try not to be offensive, most of the time. But, today I’m going to get it for what I’m about to write. Which is interesting, because really all I’m trying to support is hard work, personal responsibility, and critical thinking. These are all skills my husband and I work hard to teach our …

Technology allows us to do so many amazing, seemingly impossible things. So, why are we laughing at the pain of others? When did we forget we're all human?

What’s so Funny? Why Are We Laughing at the Pain of Others?

Mommy Crusader Helping Others, Personal Journey, Sunday Reflection 6 Comments

We’ve all seen the video uploads that go out of the way to poke fun at another person’s distress, emotional or physical. We’ve also seen that these videos get millions of views. More often than not, these videos leave me asking, “What’s so funny?” Why are we laughing at the pain of others? We live in an amazing time. The …

There is great power in kindness, and the world need more people who spread kindness.

There is Great Power in Kindness

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It’s been the longest day ever. Things haven’t gone the way they were supposed to. Nothing’s gone quite right. And then, the unthinkable happens. Someone comes over to the house – the messy, messy house  — and says “I thought you might need some brownies and a friend today.” That act of kindness, with no thought of any kind of …

One of the most difficult jobs a mom can have is comforting sick kids, while still getting some work done. I offer a few ideas to smooth out that stress.

Comforting Sick Kids, While Still Getting Some Things Done

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It is hard to have anyone in the family sick, but it’s hardest to have one, or heaven forbid, more than one child sick at a time. Illness just throws everyone off schedule and routine. And mommy’s just want to take care of those who are suffering. So, how can mommies spend their time comforting sick kids, while still getting …

Service is one way to show Mom how much we love her. This seven days of service for Mother's Day challenges helps children do just that.

 Seven Days of Service for Mother’s Day Challenge

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It can be difficult to think of a thoughtful gift children can give to their mother for Mother’s Day. The usual cards, coupon books, and handprints are nice, and sweet, but sometimes it is nice to give something different and a bit unexpected.  This year instead of promising to do things for Mom – just do the things, one act …

March Fo[u]rth, the Tyler Robinson Foundation

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I met some very amazing people recently. Their mission is to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, its survivors, its victims, and the families in the midst of the battle. They are the Tyler Robinson Foundation. The Tyler Robinson Foundation was created in honor of a very brave young man, Tyler Robinson, who lost his battle with pediatric cancer, in his …