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Motherhood is Messy

I’m at my wit’s end. It’s Sunday night at 9pm and it’s the first time I have sat down today (minus church). The only reason I am sitting is because I have work to do for my paying job. I am exhausted. Besides the fact that I have done so much, I have so much left […]

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Big Purse Season

I am in the season of life where I must carry a big purse.  A bag, a backpack, a tote, a sack-whatever you want to call it, I am carrying one. Me? I am past the season of chic diaper bags and way past the season of clutches and cute shoulder bags with zippers. At […]

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Trying to Answer the Unanswerable Question: To Work or Not to Work?

I tried to find a googleable answer to this impossible question when I was pregnant with my third baby. Let me spare you the search- there is no answer (duh). But what really surprised me was how little there was in the way of info from moms who have been there/done that. I wanted to […]

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I’ll Try Again Tomorrow

Do you ever have those days when everything just works out right? When you leave the house on time, the kids play together nicely all day, and you even get all the laundry folded and put away. You crawl into bed at the end of the day thinking, “man I am crushing this whole mom […]

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When Heaven Knocks

  I lost my maternal grandfather 6 weeks before I married my husband in 2012, on the day I was supposed to have my bridal portraits taken. To say that we were close was an understatement. My granddad was unable to work due to a heart condition, so he was my babysitter from the time […]

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Confessions of a Second Time Mom: Part II

I don’t want to brag, but I’ve been a mom of two for almost 9 months now, and I won’t say that I’ve “mastered it,” but I’ve definitely learned a thing or two since back when I was spilling my confessions as a mom-of-two newb Totally kidding about the “mastering it” part. My toddler ate […]

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I Always Want To Know

If my kids are doing something wrong, I want you to tell me every single time. You don’t have to sugar coat it, or frame it as “Well, it seemed unsafe, so I thought you’d want to know…” If my kids are being inappropriate, unsafe, out-of-line, weird or just generally jerks, I want to know. […]

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This Beautiful Mess

Lives are busy.  Every mom knows just how overwhelming things can get.  While thinking of all of the things I had to do: (which kid needed goldfish and which needed juice boxes for a class donation thing?  I know one of them has a day this week that they should look nice but was that […]

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