Category Archives for Faith

Here’s hoping I’m “the cool sub” once more

Several years ago, while launching my freelance writing career but still in need of a part-time job, I did a … Continue reading

13. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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In parenting, happiness is not the goal (Really!)

Take the time to read this phenomenal blog post at Huff Post Parents called, “It Is Not My Job to … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Faith, Family, Parenting, Values | Leave a comment

Marybeth: A Silent Night for mother and son

Imagine that Mary wandered the house in the middle of the night and sat at the edge of the bed. … Continue reading

17. December 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
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Peace be With You, Sweetheart

Teachers love their classrooms. They are our domain, our playing field, our office, our zone. For 180 days these walls … Continue reading

12. September 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: American Teens, Education, Faith, Family, Religion, Work | Leave a comment

Lori: The beauty of a PC sharing TLC

Technology does wonderful things. On Sunday it brought a friend to church. She had a cough for awhile, went to … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Faith, Family, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Common Core State Standards raising questions for parents

With the school year starting soon, here’s a sampling of questions from recent emails: Q. Our school district is revamping … Continue reading

21. August 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Education, Faith, Family, Parenting | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Gay friend offers teachable moment about speaking the truth in love

Q: Recently, a boy at my daughter’s Christian high school revealed to his lunch table buddies that he is gay. … Continue reading

10. July 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Faith, Parenting, PC Values, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Marybeth: A Mother’s Life (My mother’s, that is!)

Recently, my niece, Grace, a student at DePaul University, asked my parents to participate in a class project with her … Continue reading

12. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Cool Women, Faith, Family, Marriage, Parenting, Values, Women | 4 comments

Regina: April is “Alcohol Awareness Month”

April is Alcohol Awareness Month founded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 27 years ago.  The objective … Continue reading

25. April 2013 by Regina Gulick
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Marybeth: New book celebrates our “feminine genius”

I get dozens of books from publishing houses asking me to read and review their titles. As an author myself, … Continue reading

10. April 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Cool Women, Faith, Family, Feminism, Religion, Sex, Values, Women | 1 comment

Mary: My Daughter is Not a Princess. Or a Tom-Boy.

The minute my daughter made her appearance (fourth child with three older brothers), I  was inundated with predictions as to whether … Continue reading

25. March 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: American Teens, Faith, Family, Parenting, Religion, Sex, Values | Leave a comment

Mary: On Leaning In

Did you hear? Now we’re supposed to lean in. This week, if you’ve been near a TV (something I typically try … Continue reading

14. March 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: Cool Women, Faith, Family, Marriage, Mom Warned Me, Parenting, Uncategorized, Women | 5 comments

Marybeth: On calling “Uncle” and changing gears

I quit. I just can’t do it anymore. I give up. I surrender. I call “Uncle.” For years, I’ve stood … Continue reading

27. February 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Faith, Family, Parenting | 2 comments

Ursula: A letter to “that” doctor

Eric Brown’s writing, and the story he’s been sharing with us in bits and pieces, has always drawn me in. … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by Ursula Hennessey
Categories: Faith, Family, Healthcare, Medicine | 6 comments

Mary: Why I March

The dynamic in my house shifts  dramatically when one of our clan is absent. A 5-yr old goes to his … Continue reading

29. January 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: Faith, Family, Freedom, Politics, Religion, Values, Women | 2 comments

Marybeth: A welcome pep talk

No words for how cute and uplifting this is. Just enjoy!

28. January 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
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