Category: Moms & Dads

In Memory of Nap Time

By Laura Simon It’s been seven days since my three-year-old took a nap. And before that last nap, it had been seven days since the one before. This is my third – and...

Living & Learning with Dyslexia

By Guest Blogger Emily Elrod Dyslexia is the word that changed the way we view our words today. The day we received the official diagnosis that Crawford was dyslexic, I...

The Morning Struggle Is Real

By Guest Blogger Ginny Olson With little ones around, plus a full time job, this momma really likes routines. Especially in the morning. Where everyone wakes up,...

How Do I Breathe New Life Into My Marriage?

By Christine Murray, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative Our Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) team is excited to partner with Triad...

The Candidate

By Kelly Hines “You should totally run for something,” my friend Alex says. “Like school board, or county commissioner, or dog catcher.” She’s drinking wine...

I Forgot About Trash Day and Other Confessions

By Laura Simon I forgot about trash day. I was busy and tired last night, and I failed to notice that the other neighbors had put their cans at the curb. Usually I hear...

The Amazing Sense of Smell

By Rachel Hoeing I remember when my daughter was younger and she had received a Strawberry Shortcake doll for her birthday. The moment I picked it up and inhaled the...

Failing Friendships with Women

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative Our Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) team is excited to...

I Wish I Had The Time

By Rachel Hoeing “I wish I had the time.” This is one of the phrases I loathe most in all of the English language. It usually comes into a conversation like...

Just Dye the Eggs

By Laura Simon I made it through seven Easters before I gave in. For all seven Easters, I happily re-used the same heap of plastic eggs and willingly filled them,...