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honestly

What Changed When I Became a Mom

The first few weeks of being a mom involved packing boxes, quitting my job and moving to a fast-paced, crazily-crowded place. However, the thing I could never fathom was just how much we loved this little girl. And furthermore, 21 years later, I had no idea how much that love would change me. read more

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Silencing the Voice

As I pulled out of the drive-thru, I can remember becoming aware of an inner voice. The voice wasn’t kind; it wasn’t gentle, and it was so familiar that I wasn’t necessarily conscious of it. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard it, and I was confident it wouldn’t be the last. read more

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How to Help Your Child Through a Difficult Time

As I’ve helped my kids deal with challenges -- again and again — my comfort level and confidence has grown. My desire is to begin equipping them to walk through the difficulties of life, but let’s be honest, often “mama bear” gets in the way. read more

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The Calling Out

Often we have a perspective that allows us to see someone’s undiscovered potential. It goes both ways—be open to others when they “call something out of you.” And also watch for the hidden potential you see in others and take the time to “call it out of them.” read more

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On Having Hard Conversations

I never realized having difficult conversations in friendships could actually bring a relationship to a deeper, more intimate level. Recently, I sat across from a friend at Starbucks, and she dropped the news that I had hurt her deeply. I was stunned by this news because I was clueless. read more