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The Power of Hope

On a cold January afternoon with fresh fallen snow on the roads, a hopeless drunk was behind the wheel of a car. With her two small children nestled in the back seat after an afternoon of ice skating, she blacked out and hit a tree. read more

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Mourning the loss of a friendship

This week our best friends are moving away. Far away. And I am sick about it. I can only sit here and feel the weight of this friendship being torn and taken from me. I am not in control. Of this or anything. And I hate it. read more

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On Making Mom Friends

During those early years with children, making and maintaining friendships with other moms can be hard. You may feel you just don’t have time, but you need these friendships now more than ever. read more

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Unexpected Blessings

Eight years ago I lost my mom to lung cancer. I was unprepared for how difficult the first Christmas would be. My mom celebrated Christmas to the extreme. It was just her “time of the year.” read more

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What to Get Me for Christmas

If people were going to give her a gift, I wanted them to do it my way. After all, it’s so easy now to make electronic lists with exactly what I want us to receive. There’s really no excuse for someone to not get it right. Until one generous act changed how I saw gift-giving. read more