Part 1 in a 2-part series Building blocks. They seem to be an essential toy for our children. Children love to stack them to form towers and forts. The problem is unless the blocks can be linked together, they can only stack so high before the blocks come crashing down. Sometimes dads feel the blocks […]

Picture it..Southwest Virginia…2004. I was a 27 year old married mom of two; a boy and a girl—my perfect little family. We had a brick house, two children, a minivan and a cocker spaniel. We had moved back to my hometown just a year prior. My husband had a good job—good pay and good benefits […]

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin with an older brother and my parents. For the most part, my family was pretty normal and I grew up being taught moral value and responsibility. We ate dinner together as a family every night and had good relationships with each other. But, by the age […]