Category: Family

Breast Cancer Awareness

October 28, 2015
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Cancer has touched just about every life, and breast cancer, in particular, touched mine. It took my mother. My mom was an incredibly strong...

Standing on the Sidelines

August 18, 2015
  My husband and I just returned from a visit with our son, who lives in Dallas. On one leg of our journey, we took an Uber car to the...

Understanding Your Role

April 20, 2015
Often during the counseling process it becomes helpful to take a look at your family of origin—the family you grew up in. In some ways this makes a lot of...

A Tribute to Our Troops

May 27, 2014
I woke up this morning with a smile! After sleeping in, exercising, cleaning the house and planning a date with my wonderful husband, David, I began to really count my...


December 24, 2012
As I write this I am looking out of my hotel window at the Puget Sound. Seattle isn’t exactly a destination city for Christmas but it is for Renee and...

Holidays with Families: Festive or Frustrating?

November 8, 2012
This year, both sets of in-laws are visiting our home for the holidays. It will be an occasion for celebration and good cheer, unless the conversation turns to the recent...

Parents Need to Stand Together

October 31, 2011
Nobody understands the divide-and-conquer strategy better than the children in your home. They have an instinct for it. When one parent stands in opposition to a desired outcome, a child...

Learning Who We Are

February 1, 2011
I was doing some reading recently and came across this quote by Anne Sexton, a poet: “The great theme is not Romeo and Juliet….the great theme we all share is...

Enticing Stories

July 22, 2010
  I am passionate about reading. Love it. I will read any and everything I can get my hands on, and when desperate I’ve even been known to read the...


April 26, 2010
  I had the privilege of seeing my two-month old granddaughter for the first time yesterday.  Charlotte Jane Keller came into this world in February of 2010 and we had...
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