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When The Weight Of Motherhood Crushes Us

  At first glance, most people would believe I’ve got really got it together in this area and have no reasons to feel the way I’m about to share with you. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Can I just be really honest and let you in on something I’ve been struggling with lately?… Continue reading When The Weight Of Motherhood Crushes Us

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On Days When We’re A Hot Mess Breakdown

There is no image to capture this moment, because nobody captures the real life moments where things are not lovely and life is not pretty. But leave it to me to believe we should talk about them anyways. Because this stuff, this is the real life stuff that connects us all together.                              ————————————- It… Continue reading On Days When We’re A Hot Mess Breakdown

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how good men liberate women.

Our daughter Olivia turns 11 next week. Her dad and I are watching her begin to leave her little girlhood behind and step into a new world of womanhood. (sigh) Little girls are so much less complicated than little women. Though mothers have enormous impact on our daughters, I have come to realize just how… Continue reading how good men liberate women.

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a gentle reminder that it’s okay to stop faking it.

  When I was a little girl, I might just have been the queen of pretending. Almost every memory of play I can remember revolves around an imaginary world of pretending I was a princess, or a famous singer, a wife and mommy, a girl who lives alone in the woods surviving on berries and… Continue reading a gentle reminder that it’s okay to stop faking it.

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when you need bubble wrap for your heart

“The human heart is exquisitely fragile. Our judgments need to be gentle, our understanding deep, and our forgiveness wide.” – Ron Rolheiser **** If I’m completely honest, I would admit that I haven’t exactly hit the ground running in 2016. The new year, which is supposed to be a time filled with fresh starts and newly… Continue reading when you need bubble wrap for your heart

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things that glitter and syrian refugees

This morning I sat in church in my shiny gold pants, coffee cup in hand, completely unprepared for my heart to be wrecked, as I was reminded of the situation over in Syria, and of the church’s call to respond. At the end, the last song had been sung, the music had ended, everyone was… Continue reading things that glitter and syrian refugees

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my letter to the girl who fell flat on her face in front of the entire world

  Dear Korin, I’m honestly not a huge TV person except for when I’m unpacking my suitcase from a trip or folding piles of laundry, it just makes the whole process less painful. Tonight while unpacking my suitcase… and oddly enough, folding clothes, I flipped the channel to The Voice in which you were just beginning… Continue reading my letter to the girl who fell flat on her face in front of the entire world