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Living and Loving Our Real Lives (Not Our Best Life)

Mommin’ ain’t easy. We hear this often and we know it to be true, but our social feeds tell us otherwise. With cameras available constantly, we are blessed to be able to capture the everyday moments and memories like no other generation before us. Each everyday moment is often captured in four, five, six or […]

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I’m Done Apologizing

One night, I sat in bed overanalyzing a situation as I’m inclined to do. Were my words understood? My actions accepted? Should I apologize on the off chance that someone might think differently of me if I didn’t? This was just one of many internal conversations over the years that have resulted in unnecessary follow-up […]

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Oddly Therapeutic

As a mother, heck, as a woman… as a human being, I look for things that will bring me some calm and peace during a hard day or week. I’m not talking massages or taking a walk. Albeit those things do bring me joy and calm, sometimes a girl needs something random. The kind of […]

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Traveling: A Mom’s Perspective

Exhausted, I slid into my row and fastened my seat belt as the plane pushed back from the gate. I was barely paying attention to the aircraft safety features when the pilot warned me to expect some turbulence during takeoff. I literally laughed out loud thinking it can’t be any worse than what had happened […]

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True Life: I’m a Foster Failure

Growing up, I knew I wanted kids. Lots of kids. I had visions of Girl Scouts and basketball, a minivan, and filled bedrooms with halls that rang with giggles. As an adult, filling those bedrooms was a lot harder than I ever thought it would be. As is with most realizations, expectations were adjusted and […]

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Why I Am Grateful I Chose to Adopt

Being a parent is hard work. Having a child wake up more than three times between midnight and 4 a.m. after the age of two is not easy — especially when you can hear through the baby monitor that the hysterical crying is not a night terror, but instead is the fake cry that said […]

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