30 days to a better marriage

30 days to a better marriage (or in our case, 30 years) Thirty years, baby. 1989-1919. This month, my husband and I celebrate our 30th anniversary. I thought I’d write about marriage this week because next week we’ll be celebrating on a cruise (which incidentally, we...

How Veteran’s Day impacts everyone

How Veteran’s Day impacts everyone If you grew up in America’s heartland like I did, Veteran’s Day meant flags and parades. It took me a few years to figure out what the “VFW” stood for, other than a banner held by a bunch of old guys in...

3 things I’m doing to be more thankful

3 things I’m doing to be more thankful Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away, so it’s that thankful time of year. I’m reminded that I should live like this all the time. How can we renew thankfulness? My November began with a trip to my former home state of...

10 things to teach your kids about living

10 things to teach your kids about living In Feb, 2016, I published this article on Crosswalk. It has run well and continues to be helpful parenting advice. I’ve amended it below for parents of boys and girls. (Click here to read the original.) Your kids can...

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