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honestly

My Pact to Become Good at Failure

Sometimes I feel like a total failure as a mom. To be honest it doesn’t take much to convince myself I am letting the entire world down because of my failures both big and small. And it doesn’t just apply to mothering. I can tell you in great detail what I haven’t done and where I’m failing. read more

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The Day I Packed My Bags and Ran

I packed my bags and ran out of my apartment crying and desperate. I had no idea where I was going. What would I do, leave my family forever? I wanted to, but inside I heard the voice of guilt say I would regret such a decision. read more

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The Undone Won't Undo Me

It’s why I can get up today, after a night of interrupted sleep, and brew coffee and sit in my living room and write in the quiet, even though piles of clothes litter the floor in front of me, waiting to be donated. I will get to them. I resolve not to let the undone define or undo me. read more

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Practice Makes Progress

In the corner of my den sits a hardly used sewing machine collecting dust. I thought it would be a great idea to learn how to sew. I would make my own curtains! I would hem my own pants! Surely, it would require time and patience to learn. It would also take a lot of practice. read more

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Brave Heart and Shaky Steps

I made a bucket-list of special things I wanted to do in my lifetime. Each item required a different kind of brave. Make a homemade apple pie called for culinary courage, while adopt a child required a different sort of bravery altogether. read more