If you are a person of all things, chances are, you have a routine.  Why? Because creating routines are essential to a successful life.  Sometimes the routine works for you, but there are times you may not work your routine.  In a previous blog, I shared with you the benefits of a routine.  There were some great tips to get you started with your routines in Why Routines Are Important for Your Mental Health.  You can easily integrate some of the tips from that article into your daily routines.  But let’s be honest, being consistent with routines can be difficult.  I am a woman of many tasks as I shared with you in Resilience in Military Spouses and Resilience in Military Spouses..Part 2. Continue reading “MY MORNING ROUTINE”

How Imagination Helps In Raising Children

While raising children, parents need to wear different hats during the day. You need to be a singer, entertainer, dancer to calm your baby, multitasking jangler of different tasks at the same time. Believe me, you learn a lot!
But sometimes general approach just doesn’t work. And the advice you’ve received from your friends, also parents, may not help with your child. This is the time when you as a parent need to discover something new… Continue reading “How Imagination Helps In Raising Children”


A few months ago, I shared with you my journey to becoming a foster parent.  Since writing Becoming A Foster Parent, I have been asked several questions regarding different foster care programs.  Today, I will provide some insight into foster care programs.  Be mindful, this is also dependant on your state and the foster care agency you decide to use for the licensure process.  Nevertheless, I will also discuss the foster care program Chief and I decided to get our license in. **This is our journey to becoming a foster parent.  Continue reading “WHAT IS FOSTER CARE? WHAT PROGRAM DID CHIEF & I CHOOSE?”