Have you heard about the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge? I wanted to do something different for this Lenten season and found Ann Marie Heasley’s #40bagsin40days challenge. I thought this was a perfect challenge for my family...
We're a few weeks into the new year. A new decade in fact. For some, it’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A moment to start (or re-start) again. I love that feeling of a new year or a...
Will you be hosting a Super Bowl party this year?  I love having people over for the party, but I don't want to a) spend a lot of money on decorations, or b) spend hours on the decorations and...
Trout pout. Shameless. Duckface. Alonie. What do you visualize when you see those words? Does “selfie” come to mind? Me? Well, I’m a certifiable lurker. I see you. Posting those selfies of your beautiful face. Your post-workout dewy flushed...
Looking to save on groceries? Grab a newspaper and some scissors and check out this easy way to save using coupons without going to extremes. For me, the thought of coupons always conjured up images of my grandmother scouring grocery...
The Christmas Holidays are just around the corner and only a couple of weeks away. Often this time of the year, I like to put my “crafty mama” skills to use for my family, friends and my kids' teachers....
As I prepare for Christmas with my daughter (now 18 months), it occurs to me that the execution of our prep work is slightly different from the grand dreams I've had floating around in my head for the past...
I love baking. It is hands down one of my favorite holiday activities. Admittedly I don’t love baking with my kids. I tend to be neurotic about cookies that aren’t equal or perfectly round; or overflowing cups of flour...
One of my favorite things about fall is all the great fashion. Jeans and cardigans, hats, scarfs, all in beautifully muted tones, and then, eventually…boots. Well, maybe for us here in Florida we’ll have to wait for winter to...
Both of my kids are now in school (tears just thinking about my littlest being in kindergarten). Once that happened, my hubs and I felt it was necessary to check in about what and how we’re teaching our kids...

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A Father’s Story: Processing Pain through the Arts

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I haven’t always appreciated the arts, but fortunately, I have a wife who has. In 2012, she brought me to our first art show,...