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honestly

Should My Weight Bother Me?

I heard a boy mumble something about my double size shirt. The immediate response by the girls following me was, “Ooooohhhh, are you going to let him talk to you like that?! He just called you fat!” My response, “I am a happy, confident woman. It does not bother me, what he says.” read more

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Learning from Failure

But the most tragic mommy war is the one we have internally. When we spend too much time focusing on the fact we are failing, we are at war with ourselves. read more

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Fear of Being Nobody

I love my mom. I do. But the weird thing is. I don’t really know who it is that I love. What are her dreams? Her wishes? Her nightmares? Her beliefs? What is her favorite food? What does she want to pursue? What is her brave? Who is she? read more

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What If My Family Suffers as a Result

She swallows, trying to gulp down the fear and not let it overflow from her heart through her telling eyes. This fear that she doesn’t realize is common, somehow her family will suffer by her choice to do something that doesn’t center around them. read more

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Bravely Giving (and Living) Life

One of the most powerful gifts I received from MOPS was this encouragement – to tend to my dreams, so I could give life to my family. This idea of a mom-friendly retail store brewed inside me. I dreamed about it. I thought about it. I talked about it.all.the.time. It made me come alive. read more