Bonding Over Fish & Chips

"Thanks for taking me to the Festival," Chelsey said to Gideon when they were sitting in the restaurant. "You're welcome." "This is a nice joint. Very warm and cozy." "Yes, and they serve the best fish and chips." She smiled. "It has been a long time since I've had that." "Believe me, you'll be happy …

Jabulani

She was leaning against the house she lived in with her parents when he drove up. The first time he saw her it was at the hospital when her father went in after he got into an accident at work. Neither he nor her mother spoke much English so she was there to translate. She …

Sherry’s Story

I want to tell somebody but who will believe me?  Who will believe that the man who uses me for a punching bag is one of New York's finest?  I'm just a former exotic dancer who had the misfortune of getting hooked up with the wrong man.  I guess I was flattered by the attentions …

His Muse

The painting was almost complete.  He just had to add a few touches.  Painting landscapes was never his thing but he had been forced to paint them since...He tossed the paintbrush down and got up.  He walked over to the window and stared out into the street below.  It was quiet now.  It was Sunday.  …

Broken Heart Syndrome

You can die of a broken heart -- it's scientific fact -- and my heart has been breaking since that very first day we met. I can feel it now, aching deep behind my rib cage the way it does every time we're together, beating a desperate rhythm: Love me. Love me. Love me. ― …

Women and Postpartum Depression

For 1 in 8 women, new motherhood is anything but joyous - Health.com Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth - Richard J. Codey Recently on the news …

Pregnant Women And Jogging

This evening I was watching a news story about pregnant women and jogging and was surprised to learn that one of the women featured was nine months pregnant.  I couldn't imagine jogging so close to having a baby.  At nine months I was waddling and anxious to give birth.  The woman on TV looked fantastic. …

Women and Money

I thought it would be interesting to find out some facts about women and money especially as I used to spend, spend, spend money on clothes, shoes, books and Bibles.  I have so many Bibles.  The clothes I bought I had to donate because they couldn't fit me.  I had to get new clothes when …

One Woman’s Dream

Di Barrong is the founder of Bags of Love, a charitable organization which provides bags to the various community agencies that serve the needs of  children in those scary days between being taken from their own homes and being placed in more permanent foster care.  In her own words,  she shares how this organization came about. A number …

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