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Jealous of My Husband’s Surgery

A few months ago my husband was complaining about some heartburn or something (I don’t know–I assumed he was whining about some man-cold and ignored it on principle). Later on though, he woke me up in the middle of the night, notifying me that he was driving himself to the emergency room. I drowsily asked […]

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The Unlikely Bully

“She was bullying him.” Those words. Those very words were spoken to me about my daughter. In that moment was I full of disappointment, anxiety, sorrow, fear, anger, and embarrassment. My sweet, bright eyed, loving child who prays for passing ambulances and readily offers to donate her toys had been the offender toward another human […]

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When Strangers Get BOLD

I truly believe that most people mean well, I really do. Unfortunately, too many people speak before they think. Today, a stranger at the grocery store (grocery stores make people BOLD, y’all!) was talking with my sweet baby and telling me how beautiful she is (because she is, of course!). But then as we walked […]

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Learning to Say Yes

I often read articles encouraging moms to have the freedom to say ‘no.’ Many of us are spreading ourselves too thin. We feel the pressure to volunteer for everything, partake in as many of the kids’ activities as possible, and pack our weekends full of sports, parties and play-dates. I wholeheartedly agree that it’s okay […]

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