On your should-have-been birthday

Hey there baby Olivia. You're not so baby anymore, you know that? You were due to arrive safely in my arms three years ago today. Well, at least that was the plan. You know how plans go. And you definitely know how this plan went. Looking back, I can't believe how much I've changed in

Why keeping our own kids safe is simply not enough

Recently, I saw a news trend on my Facebook account. "Suicide bomber kills 16 people in Nigeria." For whatever reason, I clicked on it. And it only took seconds for me to be absolutely appalled. You see, the headline just made it sound like a "typical" suicide bomber. I assumed a man, maybe in his