Trust

Trust is one of the hardest things to build between two people. As hard as trust is to build, it is even harder to rebuild. Once someone has broken the trust that you have placed in them the process of rebuilding, and allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to trust...
Do You Choose To Be Frugal?

Do You Choose To Be Frugal?

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce Saving money. Stretching the budget. Doing more with less. Recession. Unemployment. It doesn’t matter what you call it, more people are learning how to live with less money. It’s what everyone is talking about. In ways, my husband and I...
Guilt, a State of Being

Guilt, a State of Being

Do you feel guilty as a mom? I do. I feel guilty for spending too much time working and not enough time with my kids. I feel guilty when I’m too tired to engage with my kids and would just rather sneak out onto the front porch with a glass of wine (or, if it was a...
Living Rich

Living Rich

I’m going to tell you a secret: I’m poor. According to every government statistic available, I live in near-poverty. My husband and I have been living on one income since two weeks before Parker was born and my doctor put me on bed rest. I initially planned on going...
Raising Teens? You Need This Book!

Raising Teens? You Need This Book!

A dear friend of mine wrote this book. He spent several years working as an EMT, scraping kids off the ground who had been driving and drinking. The experience drove him to dedicate his life to trying to reach teens. He spends the school year traveling from school to...