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2016. What a year! For me, it held the birth of my first child, learning how to balance motherhood, marriage, and work, the death of two grandparents, wrestling with loneliness away from my family and friends, excitement and...

Did 2016 go as you planned?  For much of the country it did not.  It’s been a year of surprises, a year of change and new things, and a year in which the unexpected has occurred with shocking regularity.  At the outset of...

Be honest: Have you ever dreaded going through the checkout line because you knew the cashier was going to ask you, “Would you like to donate to the Cancer Foundation?” Maybe you’ve avoided the entrance with the Salvation...

I don’t think many people would disagree that we live in a dark age. If you turn on the news, it won’t be long before you hear a harrowing story of neglected children, school shootings, random murders, spousal abuse, human...

On a recent visit home to my parents' house, I found a stack of papers from my second grade school year. I thumbed through the terrible drawings, misspelled words, and chicken scratch handwriting with tears of laughter streaming...

We’ve all been there. Your child comes home from school raving about their friend’s brand new car and simultaneously makes you feel like a failure of a parent. Feeling the jealousy rushing in, you ask yourself, How...

When I first had my son, people would say to me, “Make sure you’re taking care of you!” I always wondered how they thought I could possibly have time to do that. Between the seemingly constant feedings, diaper...

  It seems pretty harmless, doesn’t it? You know, that little habit you practice when no one else is around. I’m just going to visit this one website. No one will know. I’ll only stay on it for a minute...

What's Next? New ground...Increased capacity at the Paul Anderson Youth Home...More families will be touched at the Paul Anderson Family Strong Center. We will continue to do what we have done for 55 years.  We will follow...

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