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honestly

The Heart of Hospitality

After a few moments, one of the ladies yelled out, “Here for the PTO meeting?” To my shock and horror — I quickly realized I had let myself into a total stranger’s house! I wasn’t looking for a PTO meeting -- I was looking for a lunch that was actually up the street! read more

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Courage to Give Annie a Home

Courage is something we all desire — until we have to actually use it and put it into action. Looking back, there is one time in my life where displaying courage stands out. Honestly, I varied between bravery and wanting to curl up in a ball and hide. read more

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Self-Care

Every woman is made up of four parts (intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical) and when one is out of balance—it can throw the whole system out of sync. read more

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Setting Aside the “Hurry Up, We’re Late” Life

I noticed recently how many times I say “hurry, we’re late” in any given morning. One time hurry mode was traumatizing enough that it still makes me think twice about uttering that phrase. I was running through Target before school pickup, short on time as usual, and at the last minute, I reme read more

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Prioritizing Our Marriage

If I had to be honest, marriage wasn't what I expected. Now don’t get me wrong, there was a lot about it I loved, but it was much more challenging than I ever imagined. My husband, Greg and I, became “stuck” pretty fast when it came to working through our differences and handling conflict. read more