Category Archives: Service

Talking Tragedy: How Do I Explain This?

by Drew Cotton

As we are all well aware, yesterday was the 16th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States. (Do you remember what the world was like pre-9/11? You might remember going to an airport and greeting passengers arriving from a flight directly at the gate, or going to a major-league baseball game without passing through a metal detector.) That day forever changed the American landscape and way of life. The last 16 years have seen a lot of anger, hate and fear. If you’re like me, you were a teenager that day, likely without a care in the world. Now we’re in our thirties, with children of our own. Continue reading

What Does Being a Mom Mean to You? – Prairie Wife in Heels

What does being a mom mean to me?

To answer this question I had to take a moment and reflect on my last decade of motherhood, and ask myself…when did I most feel like a mom?

It wasn’t when I was pregnant, or giving birth. Those experiences made me feel strong and empowered but more as a woman, not Continue reading