Survival of the Fittest: Conquer the Room Tip #1

Survival of the Fittest: Conquer the Room Tip #1

A couple of years ago, a news story broke about a miraculous search and rescue. It seems two women had gotten lost in a late spring snow in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As fate would have it, there was a bit of food in the trunk that they survived on for two weeks...
The Kindergarten Milestone

The Kindergarten Milestone

To my third child on her entry to kindergarten: I’m not sure why kindergarten is the milestone that it is. After all, you are a baby used to being in childcare. I am accustomed to dropping you off, handing you into someone else’s loving and capable hands for the hours...
Bullied by an Old Lady

Bullied by an Old Lady

  Dear old lady who chastised me from your car window as you drove by me at the Harris Teeter parking lot, I’d like to tell you how great is that you stood up for what’s right but I can’t. I’m not afraid. I’m just going to do it. I am compelled to tell you what...
Thanks for Nothing: 3 Benefits of Being Grateful

Thanks for Nothing: 3 Benefits of Being Grateful

If cleanliness is next to Godliness, what is gratefulness next to? Occasionally, everybody has a bad day, a bad conversation, a hopeless moment, a really low time. Sometimes moments turn into days. Perhaps days turn into months and the inner Polyanna that used to...