Author Archive | Carol Kerber

Happy New Year 2020

Resolve Your Goals and Dreams

I take a hard pass on New Year’s resolutions. Creating a wishlist of substantial changes to act upon when the calendar flips to January sets you up for disappointment. Resolutions notoriously fail, as anyone who has tried to go to the gym during the first weeks of January can attest. By mid-February, the enthusiasm has […]

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How Marriage Milestones are Built

I stumbled past a marriage milestone without even realizing it. I’ve been married longer than I was single. My husband proposed in college, toward the end of a 1,800 mile, four-year separation.  Despite the distance, I said “yes” without hesitation, because I knew I loved him, and my world felt complete when we were in […]

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Celebrate All Season and Beyond with Burgers’ Smokehouse

This post is sponsored by Burgers’ Smokehouse.  With the blustery winter weather that’s blowing through comes a stark reminder that the holidays are right around the corner.  Nothing says love during this time of year quite like spending time with those you care about, sharing holiday meals. Burgers’ Smokehouse has you covered, with everything from […]

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Deconstructing the Open Letter

As a perpetuating social trend, open letters flood the internet. There are open letters to pregnant moms. There are letters to new moms. There are letters to moms of toddlers, school-aged kids, and teens.  You’ll find ones to moms who send their kids off to college, and for moms who raised their kids and are […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me . . . and My Anxiety

  Social anxiety.   It can manifest itself in various ways. For me, it’s a fear of putting myself out there, blended with an inability to function with grace. Additionally, it’s a pounding heart, a dry mouth, sweaty palms, and a mind which randomly blanks. The harder I search for the right words, the further […]

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Smart Parenting with Smartphones

I have teenagers, and I monitor their phones. Arguments against it are plentiful and passionate: monitoring kids’ phones today is akin to our parents reading our diaries, listening to our phone conversations, or reading notes we passed in school. There’s debate that children won’t be capable of handling their online presence if we hover, or […]

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