It’s now the year 2018. A revolution is coming. A movement, in fact, where we no longer throw out empty words. Words such as “Let me know if you need anything?” or “Is there is anything I can do?” when a friend is in need. We all know where those words end up. They fall […]
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I’m lucky that in the span of our conversation, we bridged the gap that had formed between us. We could try again. And this time, we started over with the understanding that we were different. We started over knowing that we could be completely ourselves with one another; that we had the permission to disagree.
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Seneca I’m a fairly introverted person. It’s not so much that I enjoy time to myself, but that time around others feels awkward and exhausting. As a kid, and as a young adult, I enjoyed one “best” friendship […]
Truly resolving relational conflict is an invaluable life skill. As moms, we are well familiar with conflict. Whether it’s a disagreement in our marriage or the millionth fight (of the day!) among our kids, we know that conflict is inevitable wherever two people are together. Conflict resolution is not just smoothing over rough patches or […]
As soon as I announced my pregnancy to the world in June of 2015, first came the shrieks of joy and excitement, which were then swiftly followed by mounds of advice for this first time, new mom. Opinions about breastfeeding, working vs. staying home, sleep schedules, diapers, bottles (or not), and everything else in between […]
Sometimes I sit down to write and the words flow as free as water. But this time is different. My friend Kara has been dancing in heaven for one year today. And I really miss her. Kara was probably the most “friend-full” person I have ever encountered. She knew how to make people comfortable with […]
We all crave to be known by others and to live in relationship with people. In my opinion, being in community is directly related to my success as a mama. I simply cannot fathom bearing the sadness of loss and grief, the celebration of success, or the day-to-day mundane routines of my life without my […]