Starting the Conversation about Miscarriage

Cheryl VanStane By Matthew, Contributing Writer Miscarriage isn’t easy for me to write about, but it has surrounded me lately. I’ve seen my wife and many other women around us go through the experience of joy turning into pain after a doctor’s checkup. While miscarriage is a common experience, it’s still something we go through […]

10 Unusual Ways to Pinch Pennies

Image by Melissa Hincha-Ownby By Matthew, Contributing Writer Back-to-school time is usually a spendy season what with new shoes, outfits, backpacks, notebooks…the list goes on. And it’s an expensive season every time I walk into the grocery store. Because our budget isn’t growing as quickly as prices are rising, my wife and I are trying a […]

Keep Track of Life’s Little Joys with a ‘Happy List’

Image by Rusty Clark By Matthew Forte, Contributing Writer So often we think that life is made up of big (and stressful) events–family vacations, birthdays, and holidays. But a quick look around will reveal that our lives are much more than a series of these large-scale events. There are beautiful things in our day-to-day coming […]