Category Archives: family changes

The Adult Sifter by Tammy Anderson

I remember as a child when my grandmother was gathering ingredients to bake a cake, I always asked to sift the flour.  I liked turning the crank and watching the flour sift through the screen at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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Fathers are Forever

I Coordinate the STRONG Families Initiative at the Alfred Saliba Center for Families in Dothan, AL. I am writing to share an experience of heroism and love. My parents are celebrating 58 years of marriage on November 17, 2013. I … Continue reading

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The only thing that stays the same is change…

Throughout my life many things have changed; my jobs have changed, my friendships have changed, my relationships have changed, and my family has changed. Change is rarely easy and even usually positive changes, such as the birth of my children, … Continue reading

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Marriage and the New Baby

So, my family has some exciting news- we are expecting a baby in November! We feel so blessed and beyond excited (and a little nervous). After the nausea and exhaustion passed, I began to think about how this bundle of … Continue reading

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