July Wrap-Up + August Goals

It’s time to say goodbye to July. This month has gone by so fast, I hope I’m not the only one feeling that way!  But alas tomorrow marks the 1st day of August and the official beginning of school preparations. For most of us school starts in 15 days!! That, my friend, is very frightening. July was a pretty good month views have been pretty consistent, even if they are a little lower than we would like, and our social following is slowly growing. With that said lets see what…

There’s More to Life Than Money

Before I went to Steak ‘n’ Shake and ate too much food last night, I went with Leanne to a class on college and financial aid. I’m glad I went; I learned a lot of stuff that I needed to know for college, but I couldn’t help getting distracted during the discussion. Something was bothering me, but I couldn’t quite place my finger on it. I realized what it was when I stopped to listen to some women behind me who were talking about their kids’ test scores. The SAT…

What is Guidance?

I’m going to take a break from women’s illiteracy today and just discuss a topic that has been a bit prominent in the past few weeks.         Lighthouses will guide you to land, but who guides our youth to safety? Teenagers have so much on their plates, especially high school students. Every day, we work towards securing our futures- going to school, taking standardized test, playing sports. Every second of every day is filled to the top with something. That is stressful by itself. Now lets add…

Helping Hands: Making the Difference

I know I usually write really long articles, but I’m going to avoid doing that today. I think keeping it short and sweet will help me get my point across. Hopefully a shorter article will be helping my readers as well. Sleepless Nights So, I don’t sleep very well some nights. That’s probably not much of a surprise. I certainly wasn’t surprised when I found myself unable to fall asleep last night (I had taken a nap after work that probably messed up my sleep cycle), but I was surprised…

Alaska: Anchorage, Whittier, & Seward

Recently I have been lucky enough to take a vacation with my family to Alaska. Within the first two days we went to the cities of Anchorage, Whittier, and Seward. Despite the fact that each town was located on the water, each was vastly different.     Day 1: Anchorage The first day of our vacation was mostly spent on two planes- one layover and then the very long flight to Anchorage. Even though the long plane ride was not the most entertaining, I love to fly. It is amazing…

Political Correctness vs. The Donald

It seems like saying “political correctness” at the Republican National Convention is akin to cursing. Donald Trump and his followers treat political correctness as if it is the foundation of everything that liberals stand for. Democrats are in the party of thin skin, made-up rules, and crybabies, while the GOP is the party of freedom, honesty, and “tellin’ it like it is”. The issue seems fairly trivial, but it has received a lot of attention from politicians and the general public alike, so it’s time we took a close look…

The Sound of Suicide

Hey Guys, Since starting the blog, Donovan and I have made many new and creatives friends. Tonight we are featuring a poem written by Jessi Logan.   The Sound of Suicide. By: Jessi Logan   If suicide had a voice, how would it sound? If suicide were a sentence, what would it be? If suicide had a face, how would it look? If suicide were a person, what reputation would it hold? Is it a loud person or one that is rather quiet? Is it harmful or helpful? Does it…

Wise Words Update

Hey guys!! We gave our Wise Words Page a face lift! Check it out and tell us what you think. http://stuckwithmenow.com/wise-words

Changing Lives: 2 Easy Fundraisers

Hey guys!! Continuing with the our theme of women’s illiteracy, I want to share 2 easy fundraiser ideas that are perfect to help raise money for this cause. Organizations like SHARE in Africa are able to continue helping girls in Africa mainly due to monetary donations made by people like us. The 2 fundraisers I will be talking about are not particularly “new ideas,” but they are perfect for school or church organizations, and individuals plus they are super kid friendly. 2 Easy Fundraisers Yard/Garage Sales: I think every suburban…

Posting Schedule Update

In the past 24 hours, views of this blog have skyrocketed, and I am truly amazed. Leanne and I have been spending the past few days doing research on the best ways to build up a successful blog, and we got results much faster than we ever could have hoped. We would like to start this post by thanking each and every reader that we have received so far, and we would also like to offer a special thanks to those who have decided to share our website and social…