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My Traveling Companion

Ethan sleeping, 2015 (photo credit: Christian Espinoza)

Ethan would always ride in the car with me. Wherever I went, he went. Whatever music I listened to, he listened to. 231 more words

Family First with FOX43: 'Family Media Plans' to combat too much screen time

DETROIT, Mich. — When it comes to screen time, how much is too much? How young is too young for a smart phone? Experts say when it comes to media use, what’s right for one family, might not work for the next. 365 more words


Life Happens

The family at our youngest son’s high school graduation

I have taken a year break from blogging because….well….. heck I’ve been busy. I have been ministering to couples and women at church, working a full time job, and supporting my youngest daughter by attending every volleyball game she played. 162 more words


Remembering my childhood

It’s amazing how kids can be so resilient. Going back to my childhood I have some pretty bad memories. I grew up with an alcoholic father and I don’t know why my mother didn’t leave him sooner. 568 more words


Be the one.

Saleha, my oldest daughter texted me, “I’m in fucking Rockville, I’m angry and nauseous.”

“Want to talk?”

She kept going.

“This lady said she was a better immigrant because she’s white and from a European country. 832 more words

Strong Women

Love All The Weird Things About Yourself

We as parents often tell our kids to just be themselves, but that is
a lesson we have to learn for ourselves as well. Growing up, I always… 348 more words

American Civil War Museum (Richmond)


In May, the new American Civil War Museum opened in Richmond, VA.  This museum is the culmination of two Richmond Civil War institutions, the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy, combining forces and creating a unique museum.  2,086 more words

10 And Up