Easy Overnight Oats

Portia Gorman Spotlight

We all survived the first week of school! We made it through the excruciating back-to school supplies list and the complaints from the boys about “having to go to school EVERYDAY.” We pulled through my two-year-old’s tears (which became my …

How to Surrender “What Could Have Been” so You Can Enjoy “What Is”

Elizabeth Billups honestly

A few years ago, cancer came into our family’s story and greedily tried to take the life of our 9-year-old daughter through leukemia. And although thankfully our daughter is now in remission, we learned first-hand that cancer is an extremely …

Never a Failure

Claire Florine soul care

I began my career as a high school English teacher with an unapologetically idealistic attitude about the difference I could make in my student’s lives and in Chicago’s far South Side community as a whole. After all, when you’re young …

My Friends Think I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom

Christian Simmers Spotlight

In our increasingly digital age, many parents are given the opportunity to work a more flexible schedule. Occupations that previously required a steady presence in an office, distant from home, are now presenting options for flexible schedules and working remotely. …

Five Reasons Why We Don’t Talk About Depression

Greta Ford Spotlight

I’m in my ‘30s and a mama of three. I probably seem like a super happy person most of the time. I love to laugh, sing show tunes, read novels, go on beach vacations and drink coffee (or wine) with close friends. I love writing, …