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

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    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


    So 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


    After 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


    In 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?


    Tens 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


    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

    A sibling bond.


    From the day Addie was born, E has always been an amazing older brother.  During infancy E was attentive to his baby sisters cries.  If she was hungry, he’d help me feed her.  He would sit beside her bouncy seat

    Helping Children With Executive Functioning Skills

    As parents, it is our responsibility to teach our children good habits. What you show them today helps form them into the adults they will become. Which quite honestly- Lord help my children! I may not be the most perfect…

    How I Keep Up!


    After the birth of my son seven years ago, I learned quickly what it meant to manage my time.  From the doctors appointments to the play dates and everything else, I needed something to help me keep track!  It was