Moms & Dads

How Can We Have a Smooth Transition to Becoming a Stepfamily?

How Can We Have a Smooth Transition to Becoming a Stepfamily?

By Christine Murray, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative Our Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) team is excited to partner with Triad Moms on Main on this blog series. In this series, we offer general guidance to relationship or family...

How Southern Grandmas Say OMG

How Southern Grandmas Say OMG

By Guest Blogger Misty Nichols, author of Back Porch Bliss Words cannot express how much I love and miss my grandmothers. They were raised in opposite worlds and their lives could not have been more different, but they both loved their families beyond what we felt we...

Stories of Breast Cancer from Triad Moms

Stories of Breast Cancer from Triad Moms

By Guest Blogger Suzy Fielders October is breast cancer awareness month. While most of us are aware of that, the sad fact is most still aren’t fully aware of all that breast cancer entails. I interviewed four local women for this blog. All are amazing moms and women...

Prank Wars

Prank Wars

By Laura Simon I was digging through my minivan the other day, looking for something I told my children to put in a safe place, when I found all the socks in our house. I’m only slightly exaggerating. It seemed that literally our entire stash of children’s socks – and...

A Mom’s Review of the “Eighth Grade” Movie

A Mom’s Review of the “Eighth Grade” Movie

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines If you have or have had a middle school child, you know the pain of trying to stay connected when your child is trying desperately to break free. It’s a gut clenching feeling that stays with you throughout most of the movie “Eighth Grade”,...

Get Away and Reconnect with Your Spouse

Get Away and Reconnect with Your Spouse

By Guest Blogger Julie Fritz Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, rolled over, looked at your spouse/partner and thought, who are you? When you are in the throes of raising a family it is so easy to lose sight of your relationship. You are often going...

Ellen’s Book Nook – October 2018

Ellen’s Book Nook – October 2018

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd I have been a long-time fan of Melissa Norman’s Girl Charge programs and her monthly book clubs for girls held at Barnes & Noble, Friendly Shopping Center in Greensboro. Upcoming dates for the book clubs are October 16 and November...

The Reality of Gender Disappointment

The Reality of Gender Disappointment

By Guest Blogger Cybill Eckelmann June 5, 2016. The day we decided it was time to try for another baby. October 26, 2017. The day I saw two pink lines on a pregnancy test. January 29, 2018. The day my heart broke when I found out I was having another boy. All my life...

A Season of Gratitude

A Season of Gratitude

By Guest Blogger Lauren Bowen As I stand at the edge of this mountainside I remember back to that crisp fall day in 2007 when I tearfully said “YES!” to the man on one knee. The man who would become my husband, the father of my child. The one who I would spend forever...

I’m Trying to Read to My Kids, but I Keep Falling Asleep

I’m Trying to Read to My Kids, but I Keep Falling Asleep

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon Let me preface this by saying I want my children to love reading. I love it myself. Given the choice between jewelry and books, I’ll chose books every time. I don’t get rid of books…I buy more bookcases. I assumed my children were going to...

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