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Not My World: Prioritizing Parenthood

My kids are not my world. As I scroll the news feed on my Facebook page, I see countless adorable pictures of babies. I’m in the time of life where friends are announcing the birth or adoption of children, a truly wonderful thing! Inevitably, though, I’ll see this hashtag: #myworld. Friends, though that hashtag may […]

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Does it bring you JOY?

Pause for a moment with me and get a piece of paper and a pen and let’s make a list.  I want you to make a list of all the things in your life that truly bring you JOY. JOY By definition means a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.  Other commonly used words: delight, […]

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And We’ll Dance

What’s in a song…its lyrics, its chords? As you listen, where does it take you, to the familiar place of comfort that makes you smile, slow down and just breathe? Or as you listen does it call you to a place that you have not allowed yourself to visit, you’ve kept the door slightly ajar, […]

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Teaching My Girls There is Hate

Being a mom allows you to be a part of many firsts in life.   First words. First steps. First solo bike rides. First social dance. First dates. Then there are those firsts we never want our kids to have.  Right now I am facing one of those firsts. I will share the horrific events in our nation that […]

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True Life Series: {Hanging On} When Marriage Gets Hard

This is probably the most difficult blog post I’ve written. It’s one I’ve prayed about, over thought, and talked myself out of a few hundred times. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m somewhat comfortable with being real about motherhood when it gets hard, but getting real about marriage…I’ve struggled with…a lot. However, as much […]

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True Life: I Got a Diagnosis

During my last year of college, my mom passed away. During that time, I began suffering from terrible insomnia punctuated with dreams of my mom’s last weeks of life. Then began the feelings of worthlessness, isolation, and lethargy. I was also in the middle of planning a wedding so in all honesty I chalked it […]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Moms on the Frontline

It is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation, but 2nd among ages 10-34. (1) It steals more years of life than any other single cause except heart disease and cancer. (2) And its prevalence seems to be trending upward across the United States.(3) Suicide can impact anyone, of any race, any gender, […]

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