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Just one more day

Just one more day

Sometimes when I lay still, I’m seven again.

Laying in my bed at night, paralyzed with fear that my mother would die.

That my grandparents would die.

Because my father already had.

Death crept inside my chest and pulled in so tight that I could barely breathe.

“Mom… are you still awake?” I would call.

Sometimes once, more often five or six times, every five minutes or so until sleep finally settled over me and overpowered my fears.

Death and my anxiety have been lifelong partners... Read More

H.O.P.E's 2nd Annual Coat and Sock Drive

H.O.P.E's 2nd Annual Coat and Sock Drive



With HOPEs of uniting for a cause, we are coming together once again for our 2nd annual coat and sock drive. While all of us are striving each day to provide for and pave a better future for our children, we recognize that it is important that we lead by example. This is one of many example we have chosen to portray: giving back to the community. In unifying ourselves for this one cause we HOPE to inspire others to join us on this day and bring whatever they can so we can extend our helping hands to those who are in need.

Take us away

Take us away

This fall has been a rough one.

Katie has been back to school since early September and we still haven’t found our groove.

Our weeks are filled with making lunches, school drop off and pick up, work, errands, voice lessons, swim lessons, homework, laundry and, well, life.

Coming off a summer of hours on end of quality time, it’s been tough... Read More

ScholarShare Children's Book Festival

All aboard for reading! Join News10 at Fairytale Town for the 13th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival on September 28 and 29.

Sherri Duskey Rinker, the New York Times bestselling author of "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site" and "Steam Train, Dream Train," will headline the two-day Festival. Admission to the Festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event's sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

Rinker will present "Steam Train, Dream Train," which debuted in the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list in April 2013. "Steam Train, Dream Train" is the eagerly anticipated follow up book to "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site," Rinker's first picture book and the number one New York Times bestseller.

An abundance of small moments

An abundance of small moments

It’s a new week! So that means new #smallmoment Instagram prompts.

Please jump in if you’re not already playing along. (Here’s how it works.) And please bring a friend… the more the merrier... Read More



2013 Weekly Challenge #33: Try something New!

As school starts, the days shorten, and summer starts to wane, I have been finding myself in a rut. I am doing the same things on the same days week after week after week and it feels like Groundhog Day. Nothing feels new or fresh. Am I alone?

Small moments of Instagram

Small moments of Instagram

What a fun week!

Thank so much to each of you who played along over on Instagram.

Perhaps the best part of the entire week was having so many people say that they loved the invitation to slow down to appreciate the little things.

So. Much. Awesome.

Have you seen the amazing collection of shared small moments?

If you haven’t joined us over there yet, please do!... Read More