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Nicky

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Nicky is an on-the-go mom of three spirited boys aged 8, 6 and 2. She's grateful to be married to her down-to-earth rock of a husband Larry, who supports her in taking care of the kids full time. She likes to look under the surface to the heart of what really matters in life and is passionate about the powerful role mothers play in families and communities. She's a firm believer that through God, all things are possible and is always looking for ways to make a positive impact on others, while putting her family first. She loves reading, nature and living a simple, centered life and blogs about faith here.
To be yourself

HOW TO STOP APOLOGIZING FOR BEING YOURSELF

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When I'm in a situation where I either need to say no or set a boundary, I have a bad habit of dismissing myself. I don't stop at just saying "no thank you." In so many words,...
The gifts of having a child with sensory processing issues

THE GIFTS OF HAVING A CHILD WITH SENSORY PROCESSING ISSUES

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Dealing with my son's sensory processing disorder has not been easy. I could have done without the years of putting him through occupational therapy appointments, while making time at home to convince him to do the the...
A simple plan for savoring summer with your family

SUMMER MAGIC IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP

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The sun is out and so is school. Are your kids whining about being bored yet? Or are you wrapped up in a schedule so busy it doesn't feel like summer vacation at all? With all the...

THERE IS BEAUTY IN YOUR BROKENNESS

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Do you ever feel like you've been beaten up by the pressures of life? Broken inside, like your struggles have chipped away at the person you think you should be? Don't we all sometimes? In case you're in...
10 ways to shine more love while dealing with negativity

CAN WE ALL AGREE THAT HATRED ISN’T THE ANSWER?

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Have you ever been pierced by a comment so mean you were stunned into silence? Recently, a friend's Facebook post inquired “Can we all just agree that everyone who votes for  should be neutered?” "Wow," I thought. This coming from a...
WHAT EVERY MOM NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CHILDHOOD ANXIETY

WHEN YOUR CHILD STRUGGLES WITH ANXIETY

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As someone who has witnessed the long-term worst-case-scenario consequences of severe mental illness, I am passionate about teaching my kids to manage their emotions, and I have been proactive about doing so since they were little. This...

13 LESSONS EVERY 13-YEAR-OLD MIGHT AS WELL LEARN NOW

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I recently signed up to mentor several 8th grade girls through the confirmation process. As excited as I am to fan the flames of faith in these incredibly sweet teenagers, I know I have a lot to...

SAYING GOODBYE TO THE FAMILY DOG

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We are sad he's gone, but we have a lot to be grateful for. Not only were we able to cancel the dreaded appointment to put him down on Christmas Eve, he rallied and acted like...

HURTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

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You can run, but you can’t hide. Reminders of the holiday season are everywhere. Grocery stores are infiltrated with decorations, toy catalogs arrive in our mailboxes daily, and invitations for special events flood our social media accounts. No...

FROM STRESSED TO CENTERED

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I found myself feeling like the egg I was frying. Frazzled, exhausted and weepy too. With my best intentions, I had been saying yes to awesome opportunities that I was thankful for and passionate about....

UNITE AS MOMS, CHANGE THE WORLD | WATER PARTY 2015

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Do you know how lucky you are? This is the question I ask when my kids beg me to stop for water because they “can’t wait” 15 minutes until we’re home. I repeat it when they...

an adventurer’s guide to embracing the mundane

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Motherhood is another planet. But when we go there, we expect it to somehow feel like earth. Let me explain, my life is ordinary in every. single. way. I cook, I clean, I take care...
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