Christian, Alysia “Ally”, Raymond, Tyson, Taylor and Lynzee are in need of a family that can deeply commit to them and encourage them to be their very best. Continue readingShare
by Heather Mckee
We’ve all been there. Spit-up. Diaper blowouts. Sleepless nights.
#NEWDAD Josh Gloer, takes it all and compiles it into a funny book, complete with pictures, we can all relate to. #NEWDAD would be a great gift for an expecting, or brand new father, or for a humorous Father’s Day. Continue reading
It’s 9:00 am on a Friday near the end of the month, and a row of cars and trucks are parked in front of the Prairie Land Food warehouse at the Forbes Industrial Complex. People are climbing out of their vehicles and heading towards the large open doors as I pull up, so I park and follow along. I find the Prairie Land Food crew and about a dozen volunteers in the loading dock of the warehouse. Continue readingShare
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Many resources available in Topeka and Shawnee County give girls and women a chance to reach out for help – help with recognizing the signs of abuse, help with getting away safely, help with building the lives they deserve.
I’m always struck at hearing the experiences women in my circle of friends have endured growing up in abusive homes or in volatile romantic relationships. I recently shared a story on Facebook about a homeless boy beating the odds and excelling at his education. One of my acquaintances, a successful local business owner, read that post and shared something very personal with me. Continue readingShare
On a particularly steamy August afternoon in Gage Park, little Maxton Prill is busy making dust clouds in the dirt. He looks up wondering, “Daddy will you play on the train with me?” Of course, says dad, Eric Prill, and the pair make their way to the train after carefully wiping Max’s runny nose. He explains that Max has to be careful not to get a fever, especially now that he is back at school. Because you wouldn’t know it just by watching carefree 3-year-old Max in the dirt, but he’s six weeks into the maintenance phase of his cancer treatment.Share