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What’s On Your Mind?

What’s On Your Mind?

by:  Toni Samuels If you’ve ever asked that question to your boyfriend or husband, you’re familiar with the look of panic, bewilderment or anguish that can spread over a man’s face. It’s probably one of their least favorite questions, right… Read more →
How to Have a Sweet ’16

How to Have a Sweet ’16

by: Brandy Heckford We are more than three weeks in to 2016 and about this time every year, I reevaluate my resolutions. Instead of pledging to change my body or wallet size this year, I challenged myself to change my… Read more →
No Job Too Small

No Job Too Small

by: Brandy Heckford A few months ago, our elementary school had to remove all of its door stoppers to comply with the fire marshal’s instruction that they were fire hazards. The next day, great wailings of agony and frustration could… Read more →
The Moon and Me

The Moon and Me

by: Brandy Heckford I see the moon and the moon sees me, Up above the tall pine trees. Shining brightly as it looks down, Nothing is hidden for miles around. Drawing me in and making me see, all of my… Read more →
Distractions

Distractions

by: Brandy Heckford In light of the approaching holiday season, many “sweet” things will be dancing around in everyone’s mind, whether those be friends, family, gifts, or the devilish delights of sweet things to eat. Halloween candy leftovers, Thanksgiving pies… Read more →
Tempted to Stray: My Near-Affair

Tempted to Stray: My Near-Affair

“Honey, I need to tell you something. I’m feeling tempted by the idea of an extra-marital affair.” Growing up in a conservative, moral, religious home, I fell prey to the idea that only men cheat. Sure, I knew a woman… Read more →
Sinking Sand

Sinking Sand

by: Brandy Heckford Like many people during the summer, my family takes an annual vacation to the beach. I absolutely love: sounds of the seagulls and waves crashing in and slowly rolling out, sight of couples holding hands taking romantic… Read more →
I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 2

I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 2

I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 2- What Shame by Anonymous     What shame I felt in the days that followed. If only they knew what I did. If only they knew what I did. I’m… Read more →
I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 1

I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 1

I Left My Baby in a Hot Car: Part 1- But God by: Anonymous     “Is she dead, Mom?” I’ll remember my daughter’s question for the rest of my life. Oh, My God, My God, I killed my baby.… Read more →
Jack

Jack

by: Cristina Mojica Good things come to those who ______. Waiting isn’t our favorite. A lesson I learned early on was that I was just going to have to wait for most good things life had to offer. I learned… Read more →
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