Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

May 28, 2018

The school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas left the school staff, community members, and parents feeling frightened and overwhelmed. How do we reconcile what happened in Santa Fe and model strength and resilience to our children? How do we attend funerals of young people w...

May 21, 2018

With our hearts breaking as we watch the unbearable news about another teen shooting in a school close to home, we ask the same question. Why? What is happening that another teen deliberately makes a plan, posts it on social media, and methodically kills anyone in his...

May 17, 2018

When we hear about horrendous acts of violence, embezzlement, kidnappers, and child predators, we often wonder, “Who are these people?” How could they possibly go unnoticed for so long, getting married, having children and fitting into a community? Often they go unnoti...

May 11, 2018

The royal wedding is days away and the most popular month to get married is right around the corner. If you’re considering marriage, you might be getting swept away with honeymoon venues and cake flavors. But is the person you’re vowing to share your life with forever...

Mother’s Day is a day moms look forward to and dad’s dread. What do you give the woman who spends her entire life giving to her kids and family? How do you make mom feel special? Mom’s aren’t always honest when it comes to telling their partners what they want most, an...

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