How a Legacy is Like Your Grandma’s China Cabinet


As I mentioned last week, we recently celebrated my parents' 50th anniversary via a trip to the beach. But the week wasn't all parasailing and riding dolphins. This was to be an educational trip, too. So when Read More

Forgiving Miley: Our Culture’s Problem with Prodigals

Miley Cyrus with Jesse Helt, from Miley Cyrus' Instagram account

What in the world are we to make of Miss Miley now? On Sunday, just one day shy of a full calendar year since her infamous turn on the stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus took home hardware Read More

4 Tips for Gearing Up for Football Season


What’s my favorite time of year? That’s a tough one. Asking me at different times in my life would have yielded different answers. Summer is great, especially when you’re a student and get to take 3 months off Read More

One Year Ago…


One year. August 29th marks the one year anniversary of the day that my life changed forever. I was driving back to work, after dropping my older kids off to our babysitters’ house, when my phone rang. I Read More

A Strong-Willed Child Going Back to School

Working together on the low ropes course at Sonrise Mountain Ranch.

As I laid there in bed, I kept wondering where the summer went.  Seriously, how were the kids already going back to school?  It was early and I just laid there.  Just a few more minutes… Eventually my feet Read More

Anniversaries of the Golden Variety

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Officially, my parents have been married for 49 years, 50 weeks and some-odd days by the time you read this. They got hitched in Frankfurt, Germany on Sept. 1, 1964—an age of skinny ties and Jackie Kennedy Read More