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honestly

Redefining the Friendship Loss

In the middle of a very intense season of my life, my two best friends connected over a shared project and from my perspective, for whatever reason, I wasn’t asked to join in. I was left out. I felt like I was in junior high all over again. read more

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A Crazy Summer

It was the summer from when we had just had baby number three, a son, Garrison. Since he was born in late April, I knew the summer months might be a little “hairy.” I remember heaving my three little kids into the pediatrician. Sweet baby boy wouldn’t quit screaming after each feeding. read more

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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