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When You Reach Your Breaking Point

The hardest I have ever cried in my life was when a fast food restaurant didn’t include the right dipping sauce in my order. I realize how ridiculous that sounds. Let me explain. In the weeks and months leading up to that order, my husband had been in and out of the hospital. Surgeries weren’t working. The doctors had no answers. All through that time, I held it together. I juggled work, time at the… … Continue reading

There’s No Going Back to the Way Things Were

“When are things going to go back to normal?” It’s the underlying thought that many of us have had on a regular basis over the past year after 2020 introduced us to the concept of wearing masks in public and having to cancel plans. Phrases like “unprecedented times” and “the new normal” took over advertising so quickly, it became a joke. And here we are, a month into a new year, still wading through the… … Continue reading

5 Ways to Have a COVID-Friendly Celebration

By now, you’ve probably had to get creative when it comes to celebrating things during COVID. While I’ve done my fair share of Zoom birthday parties and virtual weddings, I was almost dreading my wedding anniversary. Since my husband is immunocompromised, we’re not going into restaurants, and I wasn’t sure how to celebrate without a fancy night out and steak! At the last minute, my husband suggested getting the steak to-go from our usual restaurant… … Continue reading

The Top 20 WayFM Songs of 2020

Did you know that YOU are the one that picks the music on WayFM when you sign up for our Music Team? Thanks to you, these were the top 20 songs that got us through 2020: #20: Tasha Layton – Into the Sea Here’s Tasha performing an additional song that’s perfect for when you feel afraid! #19: Josh Wilson – Revolutionary Josh also graced us with this great performance from home earlier this year. #18:… … Continue reading

Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

One of my favorite parts about Christmas is finding the PERFECT gift for the people I love. But some people can be nearly impossible to buy for! So I asked around for the best gifts you’ve ever gotten and came up with a list: For the tired parent   “A YETI cup is my go-to present for every new mom. It’s saved me re-microwaving my coffee so many times!”     For the sentimental  … … Continue reading

4 Ways to Celebrate a Socially Distanced Thanksgiving

If the world were a normal place right now, my husband and I would be busy making plans to spend Thanksgiving in Illinois and Christmas in Ohio with our respective families. But because of the pandemic and his status as immunocompromised with a long list of preexisting conditions, we’ve chosen to fly solo for the holidays this year. It’s a bummer, but I know that thousands of other families are having to make that same… … Continue reading

When Self-Doubt Creeps In

This week, I took a big leap. I left the comfort of working as a part of a team and started the terrifying adventure of doing things solo. While it’s been exciting to have my own show on WayFM, my self-doubt has been at an all-time high. I’m not as fun as Wally. I’m not as deep as Brant. What do I have to bring to the table? As I sat down to work on… … Continue reading