Life Changes

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Have you ever heard the piece of advice that just because you have children doesn’t mean that you have to stop living your life; children are an addition to the life you have and you are bringing them along on your journey? When you are contemplating adding kids to your family, this advice can often provide comfort.

The Weight of Expectation

Monday, September 25th, 2023

What will they think?  What will they say? Will it be good enough?  Will I be good enough? Many of us have fallen captive to these familiar questions or doubts.  The weight of these things in our mind can be exhausting and fill us with paralyzing anxiety, resulting in avoidance of situations or people because it just feels easier.


Monday, September 18th, 2023

This week Thursday marks the arrival of Fall. For many farmers and ranchers, harvest is already in full swing as silage piles are replenished and reserved for the colder days ahead.  This can be a very busy season in rural South Dakota, filled with Friday night football, homecoming parades, pumpkin patches and harvest time.

Suicide Awareness Month

Monday, September 11th, 2023

September is Suicide Awareness Month. Seeing the word “suicide” in the title may have made you a little hesitant on reading or maybe it drew you in wondering where it was going. The word has such a strong, jerk reaction but I’m hoping to share some perspective if you yourself need some help or if someone around you may be struggling.