Most Popular Dog Names And Breeds In America

Of course, your sweet pup is one of a kind! But what about his or her name? Is it possible your dog is featuring one of the most popular dog names in America? The folks at NextDoor.com did a survey to find out. Here are the results: I’m definitely going to show this to my friend, Tricia, who has a pit bull-mix rescue sweetie named, “Bella.” As for my Darla Louise, affectionately known at “DarlaDog” in social media circles, her

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From Orphan To NFL Owner, One Of Most Powerful Women In Sports

The call came on Christmas Eve 1974, almost exactly nine months after Ralph and Marilyn Kerr, who were already raising two biological sons in Fairport, NY began the process of trying to adopt a child from overseas. The Kerrs always found that nine-month time frame appropriate and perhaps a bit karmic, “Because that’s how long it takes to make a baby,” Ralph said with a smile. That 5-year-old baby girl became Kim Kerr. She is now married to Terry Pegula

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Man Pops Coca-Cola Themed Marriage Proposal

Wil Ramos decided to pop the question with pop! He works at Coca-Cola World Headquarters in Atlanta and decided he could use that as a backdrop to propose to his girlfriend, Trunshedda Washington. Folks behind the scenes helped with some custom printed Coke bottles. Trunshedda thought she was showing up to accompany Wil to some work-related event. Instead, she got one of the sweetest surprises of her life. See more photos and read more about Wil and Trunshedda’s love story

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My Husband And I Had Trust Issues This Week

Picture this, if you can. My husband and I had trust issues this week. Did I doubt he would provide for our family? Pull us out of a burning building, if need be? Step between me and a hungry saber-tooth tiger? Nah, he’d have that covered. This, though, was big. Months ago, I accepted a rare work gig that was going to take me out of town for 5 days. I figured Husband and our girls could, would do fine.

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Train Track Inspector’s Good Deed Goes Viral

Josh Cyganik didn’t know Leonard Bullock very well. He was just the older gentleman who lived across the street from the tracks that Josh was in charge of maintaining in Pendleton, Oregon.   But when Josh heard some rude teenagers make fun of the aged paint job on the 75-year-old’s house, he decided to take action. See how his act of kindness rallied a community, brought great joy to a sweet man and showed the world what’s possible. You can

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My Family Can’t Talk To Each Other; Y’all How About Yours?

My family needs to talk. It’s not so easy. “Ah, yes, raising two teenagers,” you nod in compassion and understanding. Yes, thank you. But that’s not it. Well, it is many days. The problem, I’ve diagnosed this week is something bigger. It starts at the beginning. We don’t speak the same language. Ours is a family with folks raised in California, the Midwest, and the South. The basic problem–no one can agree on how to speak.  I’m talking simple pronunciation.

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The Only Wedding Present We Asked For Keeps On Giving

The box awaits. It’s not fancy by any means. A cardboard box from a craft store that my friend’s 10-year-old daughter decorated with decals and quotes about love. It is simply the best wedding gift my husband and I received. It’s one of the very few wedding presents we received. There’s that. It’s how we wanted it. We got married in our late 40’s, already had two households of stuff. Asking our friends for more stuff just seemed silly. To

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You Could Call This The Worst Anniversary Dinner Ever

You could’ve called it the worst anniversary dinner ever. This week, Husband and I were excited to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. Yes, can you believe it? It’s already been three years since this forever-single lady found a perfectly imperfect man who wanted to spend his life with me. Getting hitched at Silver Run Falls, NC. July 2012. We had reservations at a fancy, new restaurant in town. And sure, we could’ve gone there and had the latest “farm-to-table” dishes. But

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