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Dear Mama, Can we stop and appreciate you for a minute? You have done more than what was thought humanly possible. You have conquered the unthinkable. You have gone beyond the limits of yourself and who you thought you’d ever...

Room to Grow

I picked my son up from school the other day and asked him to usual, "How was school today?" He explained that they took a quiz in one of his classes to see if they had a fixed mindset or...
I wasn't the first in my group of friends to have a baby. I was the second. I had someone to go just before me on that narrow road, clearing all of the branches and making a wider trail, footsteps just...
My fourteen-month-old has recently discovered whining and fit-throwing. She's been spoiled by her three doting siblings, who have rushed to give her whatever she's gestured and grunted toward. However, sometimes the answer to her wants is a simple "no."  Upon...
The low-point strikes again, except this time it was REALLY hard to get back up. Sometimes we get in ruts. And it’s NORMAL for everyone. The trick is getting yourself out. I’m usually pretty good at being aware when I’m...
We love therapy. There. I said it.  Special instruction / general physical therapy? ✅ Intensive trauma therapy? ✅ Counseling for anxiety? ✅✅ Speech therapy? ✅✅✅ It may seem intense. (If you're counting, that's 7 therapy sessions a week!) But we believe that early intervention makes...
Envy. Jealousy. Comparison. I recently had an eye-opening conversation with some friends about envy. All of us have experienced it and suffered through the effects, each to varying degrees. Some of us let it cripple, some of us let it rule but...

Insecurities With Age

Vanity is something I was kind of born into. My mother was a very vain person. She never went without makeup, fixed hair and every piece of jewelry she owned. Her body was her prized possession and she took...
I’m a full-time mom. A full-time wife. A full-time friend. Sister. Sister-in-law. Cousin. Daughter. Daughter-in-law. Co-worker. The list goes on. It’s a lot of hats to wear, especially when you aren’t able to take one off. I don’t always feel...
6:15. It's time. My eyes peep open, and I can see the light blue of the morning sky through the window. I have to try harder today. I will. I will try harder than yesterday. I will do better. Coffee...
My older son will be 4 years old in a week and, like so many parents, each year I find myself looking back at pictures and reflecting on his birthday. What does his birthday mean to us? How has...
My mom says I am the least sentimental person ever. It may be true, and it may not. For the most part, I’ve never been one that has attached myself to physical objects. I have one or two boxes of...

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