An open letter to my divorced parents: Thank you.

An open letter to my divorced parents: Thank you.

Mom & Dad, It's been many years since I've said your names together for any reason, something I didn't realize until I typed them just now. These days it's Mom & Mike and Dad & Jodie...

The real truth about getting married young…or old…or any time

Every few months someone will write a news article, blog post or opinion column about the joys or dangers of getting married young, with each side staunchly defending their belief that it's either really, really good...
:Love is a verb

“Love is a Verb” {and that’s not just a song title}

"Love is a verb. Love—the feeling—is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions." —Stephen R. Covey This month we're talking lovvvvvvve on our 12-month journey to creating a life you love (it's not too...
Fighting in front of kids

Learning to fight {and why we argue in front of our kids}

I've never really liked the advice that you shouldn't fight in front of your kids. While I agree it's important to make sure children feel safe and secure, I've never viewed not fighting as the key...

One Word for 2014: Live {January Update}

Despite the fact that I'm a bit overwhelmed by life at the moment, I'm determined to be intentional about my choices in 2014 -- more specifically, to be intentional about slowing down, managing my...

Sometimes You Just Have to Say It Out Loud

Although  I wouldn't say I struggle with depression normally, I can clearly look back and see two times when I was dealing with depression: when living in my parent's basement for a few months...