One of the most dreaded days of the year is fast approaching.  You know the day I am talking about – the day all of the holiday decorations get taken down and packed away until next year.  The soft glow of the twinkle lights come down, the cozy holiday throws come off the couch, and…

Few longings run more deeply than the one to guard our young children from harm. Before we even leave the hospital with our tiny bundle, we know our job is to ensure their safety at all times. We worry about our children. The primal urge to protect causes sleepless nights at the report of a…

I went through my divorce in 2011.  It was not a happy year.  My former spouse and I reached the amicable decision to divorce together and there were no surprises, nor was there any mistreatment of each other.  So as far as divorcing went, I actually had some of the best of circumstances.  Notwithstanding, it…

For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed setting goals and reaching them. Whether it was saving a sum of money for college or throwing a birthday party for a friend, I got a kick out of making a plan and making it happen. Each year I set enthusiastic goals. Each goal has…