Silencing the Joy-Stealing Monster Within

Last week, my baby started kindergarten. This means not only has my son started a new chapter in his life, but I have as well. For the past 12 years, I have had someone at home with me the majority of the time. Suddenly, I find myself living in the Continue Reading

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When the Morning Turns F-Bomb – Disney Style

Have you ever had a moment when you are slightly (or fully) ashamed of how you reacted to something? A moment when you look back at the wellspring of reactions you could have chosen from and think, “Really? That was my choice response?” I have had that happen. More times Continue Reading

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Someone Wants to Know Why My Child Goes to Preschool – Here’s Why

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about the mixed emotions I’m feeling as my baby – the youngest of four – is finishing his final days of preschool. In response to this post, someone commented: “Why is your child in pre-school and not at home being raised, nurtured, and Continue Reading

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If Home is Where Your Heart Is…….

Moving is hard. Don’t get me wrong – I fully trust we are where we are meant to be. I love our new home and our new town. I also miss our old home and our old town. I have met some amazing people and am beginning to form friendships. Continue Reading

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When Fear Takes Hold

Some people are afraid of bees. Others, of sharks. Some, of flying. Abandonment. Rejection. Loneliness. Growing old. Failure. Change. Heights. Losing a loved one. Sickness. Death. The list is long, exhausting – and varies from person to person. For some, the fear is like a siren that stops them in Continue Reading

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Imperfection and Half-Eaten Birthday Cake

Sometimes it feels like too much. There is a constant list of to-dos running through my head. Items that need checked off. One. By. One. For example: The girls need new eyeglasses. That prescription has been in my wallet for a couple of months. I hope it’s still there. I’m Continue Reading

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The Importance of Response

*Sometimes I write things and then realize I hit publish a little prematurely. If you are wondering why the same post is ending up in your inbox again today – this one is a little different. After reflecting, I realized I didn’t quite say things like I had wanted to. Every Continue Reading

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Simple Living

For the past 18 days we have been living in temporary housing. People ask how it’s going and my reply is instant, enthusiastic and authentic. I love it. It’s small. It’s uncluttered. It’s cozy. It’s simple. It’s perfect. I’ve been talking about decluttering for quite some time. I did 52 Continue Reading

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A Letter to My Children as They Head to School

To my sweet children, You are so brave. I know this move hasn’t been easy. I know at times you find yourself missing your friends, neighbors, classmates and school. I would imagine life feels a little upside down right now. It’s hard walking into a school for the first time Continue Reading

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Uplifted

Late Sunday evening, as I was driving in the dark, through the pouring rain, around the twists and bends with tears streaming down my face I thought, “Please. Just let me get there.” The couple of weeks prior to our departure were exhausting, emotional and by far some of the Continue Reading

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