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Choosing People Over Things

Choosing People Over Things

Slowly but surely, hand-held devices are infiltrating and controlling our lives and conversations.  A ring here, a ping there, and then an audible silence, luring our attention away from a real-time conversation toward a lifeless screen. Ring, Ring, Ring My daughter and I were recently sitting together at the island in our kitchen, fully engrossed […]

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Sustainability: Making Time To Love On the Daily

In regards to parenting a young child, a dear friend once told me, “don’t lose yourself in the temporary.” It had been a tough day of juggling parenting and work – all my resources felt drained. From work deadlines and a teething, cranky toddler to a pile of projects clamoring for my limited energy, the […]

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Freedom: Becoming a Less AND More Mom in 2018

My goal this year is to stop striving to be like “that other mom” and just be me. That is what my kids want. That is what my husband wants. They want more of the mom I was designed to be. The quirky, unorganized, passionate, fun-loving mom that was given to them. I want to […]

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It’s Easy to Say Life’s Hard

I remember when I was pregnant for the first time, everyone would say, “Being a mom is so hard, but so worth it.” Do you know what that kind of advice does for a mother-to-be? I’ll be bold here and say it does nothing. The word “hard” is thrown around like confetti when it comes […]

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In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Do You Have the Strength to Love?

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside.  Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away.  Let us not get so caught up in our […]

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