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Domestic Violence: No Boundaries

Like freckles, left-handedness, and curly hair, domestic violence knows no boundaries. It thrives in affluent homes, comfortable suburban cul-de-sacs, rural midwestern farms, high-rise apartments, and auspicious public housing. Every day, women of all ages, races, and social status are pummeled with words and fists and held captive with invisible shackles. Domestic violence afflicts working women, […]

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I Have Every Reason to Be Mad at God

I Have Every Reason to Be Mad at God

I have every reason to be mad at God. My husband, Ian, and I were married right out of college. Nine years later, we were living a picture perfect life. My dream of being a stay-at-home mom came true. Ian was working as a freelance software developer, a job we decided would keep him close […]

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Ella's Story

Dining Out with Multiple Food Allergies: Ella’s Story

As moms, we have an innate need to nourish our children as we see best fit. And when we can’t, it really stinks. When my twins were born six weeks premature weighing four pounds and without the sucking reflex, I watched them eat through feeding tubes. It was heartbreaking to watch machines do what was […]

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A Flood of Feelings

The eye of the storm was clearly over our home last week. We could count the distance of the storm “one one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand, four…” miles away. Rain made muddy puddles in our backyard, but there was no water approaching our threshold. Our tallest palm tree (over 20 feet) suffered the loss of its […]

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