While doing some introspection recently (read: driving with all three kids buckled in the back seats actually being quiet), I identified some unhealthy patterns that I had gotten caught up in. In fact, subconsciously I knew they were lingering...
Winter Break is almost here! Do you usually want to ship your kids back to school (and your spouse back to work) by day three? With a little intentional planning beforehand, you can make your time at home all...
neighbors as friends

Neighborly Love

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When we moved into our house six years ago, one of our biggest questions was “what will our neighbors be like?” Since that time, we have come to know the people who share our street quite well and cannot...

Life After Pregnancy Loss

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As I begin, I first want to offer my sincere sympathy to those who know the searing pain of pregnancy loss. It's completely tragic, devastating and leaves the heart longing for what might have been. I personally know this...
family bond

A Letter to My Oldest Child

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To my oldest child, I’ve been thinking and I have something I just have to get off my chest. We’ve never really talked about this before but its been eating at me for a while. I hope you understand how...
Since moving away from our immediate family three years ago, visits are precious and far fewer than when we lived less than an hour away from everyone. Finding time to travel or time to host overnight guests is also...
Your friend just had a baby- now what? A new baby is exciting for so many people, and yet we find that when asked mothers often feel lonely, confused and overlooked. Postpartum is a time full of tremendous change...

Is She the One?

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First Impressions You walk into the crowded room, there are people everywhere. Talking, walking around, mingling. You find your spot and take a seat, just kind of browsing the room with your eyes, taking it all in. You’re stumbling with...

Am I Where I Want To Be?

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The combination of a New Year and a January birthday always brings me to a place of introspection. I just love the hope that comes with a fresh start and the excitement of new adventures to come. Amidst all...
kindness of strangers

A Few Good Men

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Driving home from preschool pickup, the battery light illuminated on my dash and the car began to smell as if it were burning. Shortly after, my SUV completely stopped working in the middle of the road. I found myself...

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National Mom & Pop Day – Shop, Eat, and Drink Small...

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There is no better day than March 29th to celebrate small and local! National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is a day to...