Foil Hearts by Andrea Santo Felcone


So, I'll admit, I was stumped. Every day I make my youngest son’s sandwich, wrap it in foil--send it off in his lunch bag. And every day, my six-year-old eats his sandwich, twists the foil into these odd shapes, and sends it back in his lunch bag. This went on ...

When Love Turns To Hate by Lori j Loesch


                                  When love turns to hate,  and like to despise                                  I look into your eyes,        ...

Windows of Opportunity…Missed By: Lori Loesch


    Every child, has a window of opportunity where he can learn.  Where the window is open wide, and knowledge can blow in, and enrich the child.  However, for some children, that opportunity is stolen from them.  For reasons that are many, the window slams shut, and the child is left ...

A Day Without Faith By: Lori Loesch


My daughter Faith Ana, had the opportunity to spend the entire day with her best friend, at an amusement park.  These girls have been together since pre school.  They seem to know what the other is feeling.  They truly care about each other.   The awesome, super parents spent eleven, or ...

The Seeds of Love by Margaret Hart


Every year since my son began attending school, I have looked forward to and enjoyed so many milestones and celebrations. One day that's always sweet is Mother's Day, when he comes home from school with a handmade gift or drawing or card. I always get so excited to see what ...

Passion Comes in Little Things by Melissa Swedoski


  [caption id="attachment_291" align="alignleft" width="226"] (source)[/caption] Whenever I hear someone speak of passion, I'm not going to lie - I think about romance novels. You can laugh, but haven't we sort of been trained to think of passion in a romantic, even sexual, sense? You've seen the book covers or the DVD ...

5 Things You Probably Know About Parenthood by Melissa Swedoski


Some days, it doesn't pay to be a mother. Okay, it never pays to be a mother unless you've figured out the magical way to get paid for changing diapers, soothing crying babies, living through sleep deprivation for years, and so much more. If you have figured this out, please ...

Age Ain’t a Number, It’s Just a Perspective by Melissa Swedoski


When I agreed to marry a man 13 years my junior, I wasn't thinking too clearly. That is to say, I was so giddy with excitement, that I didn't take my usual pros/cons approach and fashion a list of why this is a good/bad idea. Yes, I was that really ...

Sea World and the Moral of the Story by Melissa Swedoski


Have you ever taken a trip and almost instantly regretted it? Have you ever taken a vacation with family and learned some valuable lessons? Have you ever returned from one of those adventures with  a huge bruise across the right side of your face? Well, then, my friends, you should ...

You Sure Waited a Long Time to Get Started by Melissa Swedoski


It's a tricky business, this later motherhood life. On the one hand, you feel so supremely blessed to have this child(ren) who you can love, hug, snuggle, cuddle, nourish, teach, inspire, support and laugh with, when you perhaps thought you never would. But then there's the trick of time. You feel ...