My Baby was Not a Dollar Sign….

(I'll be honest, I've never been involved in the Pro-life movement. Certainly, as a committed Catholic, I believe in what the movement stands for. However, I'm often disturbed by the unloving and un-Christlike way mothers in crisis are often treated. Further, the blatant hypocrisy of some in the movement when it comes to taking care of single mothers makes my skin crawl. And, I don't appreciate when men try to control women in any way.  However, after the release of the shocking footage and the s … [Read more...]

Against Better Judgment, the First Entry of My Daughter’s Diary

The other day, I found a small notebook in my daughter's room. Her diary. I probably shouldn't do this, but here's the first entry. If it can provide hope and inspiration to other toddlers out there, it's worth sharing. My name is Kaylin. My life is so hard. Everything is provided for me. I have a whole house, including a big room all to myself with closets and drawers full of clothes. The walls are blue because I wanted them that way, and my stuffed animals take up a good three quarters of the … [Read more...]

Looking in the Mirror: The Parenthood Series Finale

Ecclesiastes 3 sums it up like this: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to … [Read more...]


Supposedly there's this thing going around the interwebs called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Very few people know about it, of course. Only the entire country or so. After the ALS Association received more millions in donations this year than ever before (which is really awesome) it got me thinking about what other Internet campaigns might take hold next and bring awareness and much needed funds to desperately-worthy causes.And then it hit me...I give you the brand new Adoption … [Read more...]

Getting Hit and Moving Forward: Pursuing the Dream of Full Time Writing

Some say that once you figure out what you truly want to do as a career, you never have to work a day in your life. I've never believed that. Don't get me wrong, I'm convinced there's immense joy in being paid to do what you truly love. But getting there and - just as crucial - staying there takes the kind of grunt work that will most likely break your back and shatter your soul in the process.At least, as I'm learning, that's how it is for those pursuing full time careers as writers.As … [Read more...]