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I’m overwhelmed. I can’t seem to keep some of the details of life in line. We have a crazy busy life with tons of arrangements and things to remember every day. With four kids and two busy adults, it’s a...
Mothers Day can be a difficult time for those of us who are motherless. In my case, liver cancer took my Mom when I was in my early 20’s way before I became a parent. I was never able...
Do you ever wonder what our kids will remember from their childhoods? Recently I picked up a book that really resonated with me - “The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact”, by Chip Heath. It was...
Full disclosure: I’m an only child raising an only child, so I know no other way. But, I know that having (or being) an only child still carries negative stereotypes of being bossy, lonely, bored, spoiled, selfish… the list...
Like many people, I wasn't sad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Now that 2021 has arrived, though, I find myself continuing to reflect on the year that passed and lessons learned. So, for motivation, inspiration, and accountability,...
I have never been so burned out going into a new year.  I do like the opportunity start the new year with starting something new. And this year, we need that more than ever. I feel like I'm failing...
2020 has been a bit extra, as years go. Even if the past 11 months hadn’t been a dumpster fire, we are still a bit tired by the time we get to this point in the year, amiright? Don’t...
When you lose someone you love, getting through the day is hard. Getting through the holidays can feel impossible. And when you're a mama on top of it all? Just getting out of bed can seem too difficult.   When my...
As the year 2020 comes to an end and the dust settles, I find myself reflecting on the last 11 months. This is a year I'm sure not many of us will be quick to forget. But it was...
Back in 2016, when the idea of “Karen” first became popular, we all thought it was funny, right? For those who may not know, a “Karen” is middle-aged white woman who complains to the manager when she is unhappy,...
Setting aside time and making intentional choices to promote one’s physical, spiritual and emotional well being can be difficult. Especially as most of us learn to navigate our children's new school routines and all the other unknowns we seem...
During the pandemic, it’s either add a pregnancy, a few pounds or a puppy, right? Well, the first is definitely not happening and I chose to live in denial about the second. But the third….we TOTALLY did the third....

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