5 Ways to Talk Politics Without Fighting

Religion and politics. The two things we are taught to avoid talking about at all costs. Yet how sad it is that we are to avoid talking about what makes us feel most passionate. Because passion is what drives us to live a meaningful life. Right? Which is why its so hard to keep our passion contained. And […]

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Everything I Need to Know About My Need for God, I Learned From My Baby

Everything I Need to Know About My Need for God, I Learned from My Baby…a mini blog This is my youngest son, and I don’t mean to brag, but he thinks I’m pretty amazing. (Bless his baby heart…) He’s recently learned to crawl, and he loves to go off on his own and explore. But […]

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Mom, Don’t Box Me In

“Quick. The boys are all distracted. I have to talk to you.” I said this as I hurriedly pulled my husband into our closet before bursting into tears after returning from yet another unsuccessful swim lesson with our oldest son Zane. “He’s never going to swim. He’s just one of those kids that can’t do […]

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Who You Really Are

I don’t know about you. But sometimes I feel like the bad mom surrounded by all the good ones. It’s funny how I know so many moms that seem to really have it together. But me? Well, not so much. Yet last week, I had two separate friends say, “You always make it look so […]

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Whatever This Is, We’re In It Together

I’ve known my husband since I was 9. He is my best friend. We married when we were 21. We had our first child at age 24. And we had our fourth son last April at age 32. He is getting his MBA while working full-time. And I write for a blog while trying to […]

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A Good Mother

When I was a little girl, I used to dream of being a good mother one day. I didn’t know exactly what that meant. I just knew that when I became a mother, I wanted to be good. And eight years ago, I was finally given my chance. I was finally given the opportunity to show […]

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It’s a Big World Out There, Love. So make it Bright.

On May 19 of this year, my second son had his preschool graduation. And on that night, I smiled and laughed as I watched him sing and do actions to sweet little songs, then promptly teared up when he later handed me a carnation while an old Michael W. Smith song (targeted at mushy moms like me) played […]

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5 Ways to Turn Your Disgust into Light

I’ve had a pit in my stomach the last several days. And the feeling just won’t go away. I’ve tried everything to make it disappear–staying off the Internet. Avoiding the new… Source: 5 Ways to Turn Your Disgust into Light

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PREPARING FOR BABY – WRITING A LETTER TO MY CHILD’S MOTHER

I recently read some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever read when doing research for a blog I was writing on infertility.  After being deeply moved by the words of my friend Tonya, who has struggled with infertility for years, I decided I would love to share some of it on my personal blog. […]

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