The Three Little Pigs

    3Pigs_home1_grandeHaving worked second shift for the past two years, I have had to miss out on a lot of moments with my children.  From their after school activities to their bedtime routines.  Before going to seconds, my children and I…

    Family Vacations

    10417629_10152596726297902_7878203907352038587_nOne of my biggest fears in life is not being able to provide my children with memories to take with them as they got older.  I want them to remember the pillow fights, the mini vacations, the cookouts and bonfires. …

    Food for thought.

    As a parent, I find myself struggling daily.  I want my children to grow up being good, honest and hard-working individuals.  I want them to know right from wrong, to understand tolerance and to have one hell of a back…

    Look who’s back!

    After nearly a month away from the computer, I’m back and with a vengeance. Over the past year, my children and I have been through more than our fair share of crappy breaks.  I went through a divorce, lost our…

    Psychotherapist Examines Links Between Child Abuse and Alcoholism

    images (2)College students with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) drink more alcohol than their peers, according to a new study published earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. In addition to the problems normally associated with alcohol abuse,

    My Time in Service: A Veteran/Woman/Mother Reflects

    indexSo I was listening to NPR and  James Brabazon, who was mercenary-journalist in Africa, was being interviewed and something he said triggered me.  He mentioned missing it.  Missing the horrific conditions, the constant movement, and occasional horror that he experienced…

    Why Happiness Matters

    imagesAfter the birth of my son in 2006, I realized I was no longer happy.  Every thing that once brought great joy to my life suddenly lost my interest.  At first I assumed it was postpartum depression given the timing.  …

    10 Things MBA Students Can Learn from Infantry School

    FcoverIn many ways, the knowledge gleaned from four years of college does not compare to what a person can learn at infantry school, says successful Texas businessman David M. Smith. “The Army provided me with more fun and interesting experiences

    Do You Need to Rethink Your First-Choice College?

    collegeTens of thousands of high school students will be receiving their college acceptance letters in April. It’s an anxious time – students, and their parents, want to believe their school holds the promise that attendance will be their “Golden Ticket”

    A Little Musical Encouragement

    lessons Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Jr. All of these musicians have one thing in common. They were huge successes long before myself or my children were thought of for conception.  My father…