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Next First Step

I love walking. I used to walk all the time. It was my escape, my calm, and a way to center myself and organize my thoughts. I don't walk...

Press Pause

School is starting back up, and it won't be long before calendars are full with all kinds of extracurricular activities. As glorious as...

Tattoos

One year ago, I finalized my full sleeve tattoo, and I wrote this on my social media: A rose surrounded by dogwood branches and...

There Is Always A Message In The Mess

Life is full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. Messy is the word I use most to describe it. Amid messes (yes, even church splits,...

Let Them Be Sad

My daughter's pet bird died yesterday. We held each other and cried. We put it in a box with handwritten messages of love. We covered the...

Grace

Grace is one of my favorite words. In fact, I love it so much; it’s my firstborn's middle name. I chose Grace as her middle name because...

Dear Daughters

Dear Daughters, This week is the last week of school before summer break begins, and what a year it has been. During a global pandemic,...

Make A Positive Memory Today

It's been a while since my girls and I sat down together and crafted. This used to be an everyday occurrence for us, especially when we...

Check In With Your Children

I always check my phone first thing in the morning. I live multiple time zones away from my hometown in the U.S., so there are usually a...

The Best Laid Plans...

Inhale whatever your situation is, and focus on the positives today, mamas. You are doing better than you think you are.

Sunday Morning Coffee

I woke up this Sunday morning experiencing the all-too-common feeling of mom guilt. If you’re a mom, you know exactly what I’m talking...

The Fire Extinguisher Solution

The other night I was watching one of my favorite shows, New Girl. If you haven't seen it, it’s a hilarious show about four roommates...

Open the Door

To say the past year has been turbulent would be an understatement. I feel like it’s one bad thing after the next, and despite best...

Happy To Live

Yesterday, the girls and I were reminiscing about this past school year. All three said that something they learned while they were...

UNO

Every time we play UNO, I expect it to bring out our competitive nature and true colors. The few games we played tonight did just as I...

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