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Being Teachable

At the beginning of every school year and again at the beginning of every calendar year, my husband and I sit down and discuss our goals, plans, and dreams with our kids. We try to create a discussion that gets…

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Love Languages

You know what is overwhelming? Parenting. Like seriously. Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t think “parenting” was like a whole thing 40 years ago. Now people have entire #parenting styles. There are books and conferences. So many opinions, so many options….

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Talking about Hate

I posted on my stories about some homophobic talk I had overheard while attending a second grade lunch. ▪️ The homophobic talk was nothing vulgar or violent but kids (8) using the term “gay” as an insult. Something we have…

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How do you do it all?

“How do you do it all? I could never…” That’s a phrase I hear constantly. Mostly from other moms and in relation to juggling all my kids, their schedules, my marriage, my volunteer  work and budding career schedule.  My answer…

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The Lonely Seasons

When my kids were all young, I was exceptionally lonely. Easily the loneliest season of my whole life.  My husband had a job that had him gone SIX DAYS a week. We moved to the middle of nowhere, where we…

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Discipline.

Yesterday I had the displeasure of doling out some healthy discipline on one of my younger babes. In fairness, it’s been quite awhile since this one has needed a “tune up” as we call it.  When my kids were very…

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