The Beauty Of Brokenness

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Can I sit down on this virtual couch and unpack my big feelings to you for a bit? Yesterday I sat in a hospital room, watching my middle daughter sit – pale, quiet, and listless – with wires surrounding her and things beeping and test results that only a cardiologist can read pumping out of the top of the machine she … Read More

Oh Coffee – I Am Thankful For You

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I may not be from Seattle anymore, but coffee is an integral part of my day. To be honest, it’s an integral part of multiple parts of my day. To me, coffee represents more than just something to wake me up and get my engine revving for whatever the day holds. (And if I am totally honest, coffee really does … Read More

But Above All, Be Brave

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So last week I wrote about getting rid of fear and the importance of shining light on those things that give us anxiety so that their power is removed. Ironically as I hit publish on the post about our daughter’s epic health scare a few years ago I felt a TON of anxiety and fear. What is up, Lord? I … Read More

Let’s All Agree To Give Fear The Boot, Okay

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It’s that time of year again…Halloween. To be honest, our family kind of lives under a rock when it comes to this holiday – we rarely dress the kids up, and if we do, we head to a church or school harvest party instead of trick or treating. I don’t have any major issues with trick or treating or dressing … Read More

From House To Home – Taking Back Mealtime

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You guys. I am the worst meal planner in the history of meal planners. Books could be written on my failure to follow through on carefully crafted monthly meal plans…probably due in large part to the fact that I LOVE eating…when someone else is cooking. As in, I love to eat out, but that is definitely not always in our … Read More

From House To Home – Managing My Moments

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So this is the post in which I discuss time management, Or in my, case, the LACK of time management abilities I apparently took on as a skill set sometime between starting college and age 30. And in the spirit of cutting myself a wee bit of slack, I will say that in the last decade or so there have been … Read More

From House To Home – A Search For Peace Amid The Crazy

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Lately my prayers have sounded a lot like this: “Lord, I don’t know what to do.”   Super spiritual, I know. Some days I get up and look around me and instead of feeling grateful and blessed I feel let down by my family and overwhelmed by all the stuff I see and feel. Messes everywhere, Relationships on edge. Emotions … Read More

Bad Friday

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I’m not going to lie to you… Today has ALL THE MAKINGS of a bad day. My kids spent all night long taking turns wandering in to my room waking me up (me…not the hubby…ME) asking for things. “When is it morning?” “Can I watch TV when we get up?” “Can I sleep on your couch?” Literally I slept barely … Read More

When Moms Are Called to Fight

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I, by nature, am a “lover,” not a fighter. Conflict is not my MO, and I would rather take a backseat so that peace can reign. Normally, this works out just fine. Playdates go off without a hitch, even amid somewhat different parenting philosophies. I am able to overlook little annoyances in favor of maintaining the “greater good.” I am able … Read More