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Called to Adopt

by: Kelly Socia For many of us, hopes, dreams and aspirations of becoming a parent don’t quite dissipate when told infertility is our dilemma. I speak from experience, as I recall that fateful day when I received a call…

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Dad’s View: Best Dad Never!

TTThey say the pen is mightier than the sword.  I say either is probably a poor choice of weaponry in this day and age, but… best of luck. Seriously though, the pen, or keyboard in this case, is a…

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He Sets the Lonely in Families

As a wife and stay-at-home mom of six, with twin girls that hadn’t even turned a year old, I was surprised when I felt God’s leading to go on a mission trip in February of 2014. How would I…

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Are You Raising a Soldier

www.sweetsouthernadvice.com Imagining what your children will be when they grow up can be exciting. As parents, we want them to grow up to be well-rounded adults and become something great…something we can be proud of and feel as if…

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Life in Limbo: The Thomas Twins

The story of how our twins came into this world is not one that I, or my family, will soon forget. After 10 wonderful years of marriage, my wife and I finally decided it was time to start a…

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Experiencing Play by NCI Counseling

“Mommy, we’re not making a mess.  We’re having an experience!” This was my daughter’s response when I saw my mud covered driveway and more to the point – my mud covered children.  My initial reaction was one of frustration…

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The Yelling Place by NCI Counseling

Every mother has been there.  That place, before you had children, that you said you would never be.  That place, where you looked on at those other mothers, with grimaces on their faces and said, “I will never do…

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Kitty Litter-acy

by: Frances Wilson Cat Tales: the Kitty Litteracy Project is a partnership between FPL and Fayetteville Animal Services that will bring together kids, cats and books for the purpose of improving children’s reading skills and boosting the adoptability of shelter…

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Meet Dyer

by: Jenessa Bailey On March 31, 2013, we celebrated the 3rd birthday of Dyer, our beautiful baby boy, with our family. What’s not to celebrate? After all, we were blessed with a perfectly healthy, smart, active little boy. Just…