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Category Archives: Motivation

Crushing My Autistic Child’s Spirit

“In your eyes, he becomes a collection of behaviors to reward or suppress, and on some level, he stops being a person to you.” Susan Senator wrote this startling revelation … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Consumed by Numbers

For almost a decade I was consumed with numbers. With every waking minute, numbers interrupted my every thought. “I need to (3.8) take out the trash” “My shift (100) starts … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

What I Learned About Love

Listen up folks: it’s not often we get a blog from a dad. Heck. It’s not often we see dads too actively involved, period, just due to deployment schedules, geo … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Love and Deployments

So you fell in love with a service member, love true love. The falling in love is the easy part.Its the navigating through the lifestyle that gets tricky. With the … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

18 Years and Still Best Friends

When MSNN decided to dedicate a week to working on our relationships, one person popped into my mind: my friend, Laura. Anyone who has had the privileged of knowing Laura, her husband … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exercising Your Marriage Muscle

All too often, our marriages fall into complacency. We forget the special aspects of our spouse, those million different reasons why fell in love in the first place. With children … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

I’m Still a Feminist if I Let My Husband Love Me, Right?

Relationships, marriages, families: to keep them healthy, it takes a lot of work. Even when you love someone beyond measure, there are the daily realities – toothpaste squeezed from the … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 14 Comments

Do You Have a Roadblock – Mental Health for Caregivers

When the news came to me- it was an article gently sent by a caring friend- my first thought as I read the headline that a mom had tried to … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Back to Basics

I’ve been pretty vocal in my posts about how wonderful the internet is; how I’ve found my tribe online. And it’s true. I have. And, if you’re reading this, chances … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Standing for What Matters

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on the things that matter. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Today, on our country’s celebration of the life of slain … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments