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The Sun Will Shine Again

My heart has been so heavy lately. Over the last few months I have watched those close to me go through the most trying of times. My husband lost a dear friend to illness. A week later a sweet family we grew to know this year lost their precious four-year-old daughter to a rare brain […]

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Can It Wait Until Tomorrow?

One evening, as I was approaching an important deadline I thought in order to accomplish it, and not stay up too late, I would work immediately after family dinner. However, things didn’t work out quite that way. I quickly realized I needed to stop and focus on being present with my family in the moment. If […]

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Just A Season

This Valentine’s Day, my husband got me the best card he has ever given me. It wasn’t a long love letter, or a side splittingly funny riddle. It simply said this, “Sometimes in the craziness of life, it can seem like it’s hard to connect like we used to. Know this is just a season, […]

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The Day She Didn’t Mom

The alarm clock blasted a screeching wake-up call. Normally, she hurried out of bed to get an early start on the day’s responsibilities. Not today. Today she simply pulled the covers over her head and hid from the world.  For a while she’d been feeling like it was all just too much. The rushing from […]

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I am drowning in pictures

I am overwhelmed  with all of my digital keepsakes. Please tell me you are too. I have too many pictures of my kids. Too many to deal with and organize. The task is daunting.  I miss the good ole days of prints. It was a longer process but simpler in many ways. Easier to arrange and […]

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What I Wish Everyone Knew About Adoption

November is National Adoption Awareness month. In some way, shape or form, it feels like everyone has been touched by adoption. My husband and I have 2 children, both adopted through newborn domestic adoption. What does adoption mean to me? Gosh, I could write for days about the many aspects of adoption. However, since no […]

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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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Disney Park or Cruise?

If you have small children and are considering a Disney park versus a Disney cruise, let me offer you this advice: Choose the cruise. We did Disney World a few years ago with a 3 year old and a 7 month old (plus 2 grandparents, which helps A LOT!). The park was wonderful and totally […]

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