Pay It Forward: Hero Edition! ~An Opportunity To Give Back!~ Military March Madness!

As an American, the concept of our country being at war can be something that has become “background noise” for many of us. If we don’t have a personal connection to the military, it can be easy to forget that we even have tens of thousands of troops deployed overseas, risking their life. We have … Continue reading

Reading Challenge Update!

  As a self-professed bookworm/book addict/ bibliophile, the idea of a reading challenge to myself gives me an almost absurd amount of joy. I love to read. Always have, always will. The stats are as follows: Book Goal: 352 Total Books Read For January: 25 Total Books Read For February: 32 Books Remaining For Initial Goal: … Continue reading

Lent 2012: Renew. Restart. Rejuvenate. Rejoice. Respond.

  Here we are, another Lent season upon us. I have always enjoyed Lent as a time to refocus my life and gain spiritual perspective. It is a time for contemplation and reflection and also action. This year, I decided that my Lenten season would be spent with 5 specific goals in mind. 1. Renew: … Continue reading

The Perils of the Secret Keeper

Secrets. They run the world, don’t they? I hold a lot of secrets in the inner recesses of my mind. I think my shrink would call this “tendencies towards compartmentalization.” I envision them as little pigeon holes, like in a mail room. Before you think I am completely off my rocker (debatable) think about it … Continue reading

Why Does It Matter? There’s No Hope Anyway…Right? WRONG!

When asked, I am generally a “glass half full” person. I try to stay inspired and I do believe that the world can change. During my reading challenge so far, I have read many memoirs of people who have gone through hell and back and have lived to tell about it and have used their … Continue reading

Book Review: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan

  Recently I had the impulse to pick up a book titled, Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan when I was aimlessly wandering around the grocery trying to remember what on earth I was missing from my list. I may not have known it at … Continue reading

You know you’re a parent when…

I love lists. I think it’s time for a new one. Voila! Here we go! “Simply Bekah’s You Know You’re A Parent When (YKYAPW) List!” You spend an inordinate amount of time monitoring, talking about, cleaning up or encouraging bathroom habits that are not your own. You get surprised in the shower and end up … Continue reading

This is lunch. Take it or Leave it.

  Oh, food battles. How they tire me. Do you ever feel like your kid is going to survive solely on air and Nilla Wafers? Yeah. We have that problem here too. Food is a battle at times and not just for Diva, for me as well. I was an impossibly picky eater as a … Continue reading

“Pregnancy is Unethical?!”:

Originally posted on The United Families International Blog:
Ann Bailey Pregnancy is unethical.  Bet you didn’t know that.  Anna Smajdor, an ethicist at the UK’s University of East Anglia, believes that being pregnant for nine months  and then delivering  the child is too risky, painful and socially restrictive to subject women to it any longer.  …

The Versatile Blogger Award!

OK, I  am reallllllllly bad at remembering to do things and I just remembered that the FANTASTIC worrywarts-guide-to-sex-and-marriage sent me a nomination way back in November of 2011 and I totally meant to make a post and then the holidays happened…and finals….and life. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the awesome adventures over … Continue reading

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