5 Ways to Help Foster Children and Families without Fostering
A handgun was placed in front of her. Was it loaded? Did it matter? Micki* was only 11 years old and knew nothing about firing one. “Go ahead. The world would be a better place without you in it.” – the words spoken by her mother. Micki and her little brother came to our home …
How A Northland Coalition Is Helping Seniors Stay Balanced
Here’s a sobering stat: one-third of seniors 65 and older fall every year . Everyone is susceptible to falls. People of all ages trip, stumble and bump
Art that Slows Down How We Assess Gender
At the center of Smack Mellon’s Dumbo gallery, Gil Yefman’s knitted wrecking ball of genitalia and bodily fluids hangs from the ceiling.
What does the Fed rate hike mean for farm country?
A chat with Farm Credit Mid-America’s Matt Montiero
10 Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers
I'm not the best decorator, designer, or photographer, my socks have probably only matched twice in my life, and my cats are rather plum...
9 DIY Ways to Improve Your Mental Health
Some mental health problems require a therapist. Other times, we just need a mental readjustment. Here are 9 ways you can improve your mental health right now.
How to Become a Quality Child Care Center Workshop
This FREE 2-hour workshop will explore how to achieve an accredited, educational, and healthy environment as one in which their families' culture and their child's ability are respected.
Answer the Call
After witnessing a very powerful moment earlier this week, January 29th is now an important day for me for two reasons. First and foremost, this year I got to spend most of the day in the beautiful town of Pinckneyville, Illinois with two wonderful people - George and Betty Culley who run Least of the Brethren
An Open Letter to Georgetown Visitation
We pray that Visitation’s leaders will reaffirm their commitment to teaching the Catholic faith in its fullness.
How Can I Diminish A Mountain of Anxiety after TBI?
The huge task of bringing yourself down from the "mountain" of anxiety after TBI is a unchartered trek, since every brain injury is different. This blog post points to some ways to make the journey easier, with some considerable suggestions to help find your way.