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honestly

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

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Bad Mommy Moments

Last week I was sitting at work in my “happy place.” I was so thankful that my girlfriend had volunteered to pick Annie up from kindergarten so I could really get a lot accomplished. I glanced down at my watch and saw 3:27pm. I continued working—and then it hit—“GARRISON!” I had forgotte read more

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Everyone Wants a Piece of Me!

Sexual intimacy is one of the most precious gifts given to us in marriage. But, why then, do I consistently not pursue him, knowing it is a great need for him and also brings great benefits to our marriage relationship? Because---I’m tired. As I am sure most of you are. read more

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Repurposing Mundane Moments

You see, my mom passed away almost seven years ago. What an enormous loss that was for our family. My mom was the cornerstone, the “rock” of our family. My mom was a strong, resourceful woman who impacted many—but especially me. read more