Leaning In

Life has been hard lately. Emotionally, I want to become a turtle and stick my head and limbs in my shell and turn the lights off. But, I know too much. I know the darkness is still waiting on the outside of that shell no matter how much I pretend it’s not. “Numbing the pain […]

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Mood.

I haven’t been in the mood for writing too much. If I am honest, I sense myself sliding into a deep pit and my attempts to climb out feel like the dirt is crumbling between my fingers with no way out. In addition to the “busy season” we are in, there is a part of […]

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What to do when you don’t know what to do

I had a dream about four years ago about a sweet little boy. We were standing in a hospital hallway looking through a glass wall at a woman in labor. He was holding my hand and he looked up at me with his sweet brown eyes and mini ‘fro and asked, “is that my mama?”. […]

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The house with the Piano

  Back in December, a group of my girl friends and I went to a conference. It was great and had a few things we learned  and say to each other still today. One thing we did was answer five questions about ourselves to help us find our essential self (the person who we are […]

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Favorite places and spaces 

I have a board on Pinterest labeled favorite places and spaces. It’s one of my favorite boards because all the pictures are cozy and cute and simple. There are a few of these places in our house that I have and I plan to create more and more. My kids have some favorite spaces set […]

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Gifts

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of the book, The Five Love Languages, but it’s so good and an essential to read that I am including the link here. It lists five different love languages that all people possess, but helps you identify your top two “languages” you need to feel loved. When my groom and I […]

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#parentingfails

Parenting in today’s society is stressful. So much pressure from every angle, it’s exhausting. With each kid, the pressure to do everything perfectly faded and now there are four with two being 1 year old’s, they pretty much raise themselves and have full time jobs…just kidding 😉 But seriously, parenting is hard enough without all […]

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The day I realized Jesus was enough.

Roller coasters can be great thrills, can’t they? The clinking of the chains as it slowly gains track up that first hill is too much anticipation to stand. Once the cart makes it over that first peak, hearts will drop and eyes will get wide as the ride rockets into twists and turns. The highs […]

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“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good”

I remind myself, “don’t let the perfect be the enemy of good”. (Cribbed from Voltaire.) a twenty-minute walk that I do is better than the four-mile run I don’t do. The imperfect book that gets published is better than the perfect book that never leaves my computer. The dinner party of take-out Chinese food js […]

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