My Life-Threatening Journey of Loss

“Had we waited another hour, I likely would have bled to death internally.” How can a person miss something she never wanted in the first place? In my case, the something was a baby who died. I was 19 years old and an upcoming junior in college. My baby would be 18 years old this […]

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Stop Right There.

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I was recently reading an article that was filled with ranting and raving about being a millennial and how terrible it is. This person devoted a good 600 words to bashing our generation, saying that we’re unintelligent, selfie-taking, participation award-receiving brats who do nothing but wait for good things to happen and quit our jobs. […]

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When Best Friend Roommates Break Up

Five Things You Must Do to Save the Relationship Maybe you’ve heard it said, “Never room with your best friend.” In college, I scoffed at that and I roomed with a best friend during my Freshman year. Yes, it was hard at times and we became frustrated with each other, but there were many good […]

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Build-A-Dad: The Reconstruction

Part 2 in a 2-part series Ugh….building blocks! As your children grow bigger, the blocks they play with get smaller and seemingly harder. Then it happens! You are walking down the hallway and you step on one of those tiny little blocks. Oh, the pain!! You want to scream! You want to ban blocks from […]

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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 […]