If you have a daughter in high school or college, you've almost certainly warned her a hundred or so times to NEVER put down her drink or leave it unattended. That's because the problem with date rape drugs like GHB and ketamine is that they're odorless, colorless and tasteless. So if something gets slipped into a drink, the victim probably wouldn't realize until it's too … [Read more...] about Color-Changing Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs
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I’m in Mexico with my family. We are volunteering our time for an Operation Smile medical mission. I’ve been trying to make this trip for years, and we’re finally here. I didn’t imagine the first day of summer would be spent here, but I believe it’s exactly where we need to be right now. After Rain graduated from kindergarten we hit the … [Read more...] about Changing Lives Forever
"Don't read beauty magazines. . . they will only make you feel ugly." ~Kurt Vonnegut Almost every woman I know has self-esteem issues, especially when it comes to their bodies. It’s part of our culture - the Barbie doll image we’ve all grown up with and her impossibly perfect 36-18-33 measurements. What woman doesn’t look in the mirror and see her tiny flaws … [Read more...] about Beauty, Redefined: Changing Our Perception of the “Perfect” Shape
20 children. That’s one and a half soccer teams, a kindergarten class, and probably the population of small town in Alaska. When I heard the “news” that Michelle Duggar was expecting her 20th child, my first thought was “Are you fricking kidding me? Because 19 kids isn't enough?" I quickly redacted my thoughts, because let's not hate, let's love. And honestly from … [Read more...] about Raising 20 Children Means Changing More Than 69,000 Diapers!
Do we hold back who we really are because of what others expect of us? There is something calming about familiarity in loved ones. What happens when our expectations hinder the journey of those we love? We expect people to act or react how we are used to in the past. The truth is none of us are our past any longer. Granting each other freedom to grow, freedom from preconceived … [Read more...] about When The People You Love Change