Sleep Study

On my way to work the other day, I heard them talk on the radio about a sleep study that has come out of West Virginia University. According to the study, new parents can expect a disruption to the amount of sleep they get each night, compared to how much sleep they would have gotten … Continue reading Sleep Study

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There Is No Parenting Handbook

I recently had a conversation with my friend Megan about parenting. Honestly, I'm never sure how much input I have a right to give in regards to parenting, seeing as how I have zero children myself. But the background I've had in school counseling and children's ministry gives me something of a unique perspective on … Continue reading There Is No Parenting Handbook

Question of the Week #127

If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be? I don't know... I think I turned out all right. Not perfect by any means. But all right... Though, I suppose if I could change anything about how my parents raised me, I guess I would have liked to have … Continue reading Question of the Week #127

Question of the Week #111

If your parents became infirm and the only alternative to bringing them into your home was to put them in a nursing home, would you do so? What about a sister or brother who suffered a permanently crippling injury and--other than your home--had nowhere to go but a convalescent home? This is going to make … Continue reading Question of the Week #111

Working Late

This is a tale of Christmas past. It's a story from a once upon a time when I worked retail at the Old Navy. Most of what follows is true. Some of it is an exaggeration. The store stayed open later during the holidays to accommodate shoppers who were unable to get their shopping done … Continue reading Working Late

New Tales from Old Navy: Again with the Bad Parenting

Just when I think for sure that I've met the most obnoxious child in existence, someone would bring their kid into my store and prove me wrong. I'm (sort of) exaggerating. Honestly, it's not so much the kids that I had an issue with. It was their parents. Unless you're new to this blog, you've … Continue reading New Tales from Old Navy: Again with the Bad Parenting

Things I Learned While Working Retail

I worked in the world of retail for a couple years after moving to the New River Valley. It was a dirty job, but it was a necessity. That extra paycheck was needed to help make ends meet. Over the course of my first few months working part-time, I made some observations. They include, but … Continue reading Things I Learned While Working Retail