Discovering Your CORE After a Divorce

So, your divorce is final. But now what?  Major life events, like a divorce, often come with a wave of emotions and these emotions differ from person to person.  While some of these feelings may be overwhelming, one of the first things to remind yourself of...

Learning Curve: Teaching in a New Era

By Monika L. Wolniak As a new parent, I have seen the transition of teaching and e-learning through friends who have children of their own. I have heard the stories of how difficult it is. I heard from other parents about how their child is coping, ask about when they...

Championing Camaraderie

My daughter and her softball traveling team have finally been able to start playing games! YAY!! We were not sure if this season was even going to happen.  We were all so happy! The first time they got to run out on the field was the end of May.  This was...

Gatherings: In Jeopardy

In early August, the city of Peoria, IL made international news for their 10th annual “White Trash Bash” that occurred on August 1, 2020.  So, what is the “White Trash Bash”? It’s an annual party on the Illinois River in East Peoria, Illinois. Many people gather...

What Defines Paternity?

The birth of a child is almost always a joyful occurrence, with parents celebrating the new life they have brought into the world. However, this can also be an emotionally and legally confusing time for parents whose relationship isn’t traditionally defined.  People...

Self-Care During the Divorce Process

When going through the process of divorce, getting out of bed each morning can be, for some, a daunting task. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is essential for one to sleep eight hours a night, eat at least three nutritious meals a day, and drink 8 glasses of water...