Moms & Dads

Teaching Peace & Kindness

Teaching Peace & Kindness

By Guest Blogger Kelly Guzenhauser, a local Kindergarten teacher As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we reflect on what he is best known for: leading the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. But in this age of continued racism and...

The Story of a Decade: Love, Loss, and Grace

The Story of a Decade: Love, Loss, and Grace

By Guest Blogger Sarah Jenkins The first year of the last decade held the most devastating moments I have ever walked through. I began 2010 thrilled to be expecting our second child. By St. Patrick’s Day, our hearts were shattered with the knowledge that our baby...

Co-parenting or Parallel Parenting for Divorced Parents?

Co-parenting or Parallel Parenting for Divorced Parents?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative Parenting is full of joys and challenges in all families, but parents who are separated or divorced can face unique challenges. Through our work with the Healthy...

Thoughts from a First Time Dad

Thoughts from a First Time Dad

By Guest Blogger Ryan Holt I have always wanted a large family – when my wife told me we were expecting I was absolutely elated. If you’re like me then you have a “plan” and are extremely organized. Everything has a purpose and place. Therefore, having a child doesn’t...

Adult Getaway to Nashville

Adult Getaway to Nashville

By Rachel Hoeing If you are looking for a fun vacation with your spouse, other couples, or a girls' trip, look no further than Nashville, Tennessee! It has become a hotspot for couple's getaways as well as girls' trips and bachelorette parties, and the entertainment...

New Year, New You. Or Not.

New Year, New You. Or Not.

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines Ah, the New Year. The time when everyone scrambles around trying to find something meaningful and life changing to commit themselves to. This year, I’m going to run a marathon! This year, I’m going to lose 50 pounds! This year, I’m going...

Keeping the Doors Open

Keeping the Doors Open

By Katie Moosbrugger A while back I read a blog written by a dad who offered ingenious advice. He and his wife were having a hard time communicating with their tween daughter. He knew something was up – she wasn’t acting like herself – but they could not get her to...

Top 10 Reasons to Join a Book Club

Top 10 Reasons to Join a Book Club

By Guest Blogger Michelle Barson If you're still looking to make a New Year's resolution, or maybe you want to just try something new, then I have the perfect idea. Join a book club! I recently joined a group that I thoroughly enjoy - so much so that I came up with a...

Accomplishing Less – A New Year’s Goal

Accomplishing Less – A New Year’s Goal

By Laura Simon I’m not a fan of New Year’s Eve. I can’t remember the last time I stayed up until midnight, unless you count being woken at 12:01 by someone’s enthusiastic fireworks display and mentally chiding them for their disregard of the human need for sleep...

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