Whether you’ve been a mom for 1 week or 1,000 weeks, you already know this: You have superpowers. Oh, you might trick the people around you with your minivan-driving, yoga pants-wearing, soccer mom persona. But, underneath that alias lies a true...
As a strong, independent, and successful woman, there aren’t too many of life’s challenges I can’t overcome or that truly knock me to my knees. That doesn’t mean I don’t whine about stupid days at work or occasionally count...
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You Are Good Enough

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There are times when I question myself. I question my ability to parent, to teach, to be a good wife and a good daughter. Sometimes I see friends on social media who are doing it all and being it...
For almost a month now, I have been involved in some sketchy activity. It feels sketchy, anyway.... Early this summer, after welcoming her fourth baby, a friend of mine realized that she would have four days a week with just two...
Last month many people celebrated the romantic (and highly commercialized) holiday of Valentine’s Day. However, I noticed another holiday getting a lot of publicity this year as well—Galentine’s Day. This is the holiday where ladies celebrate their friendships with...
We all made it to another year! Go us! I don’t know about anyone else but the end of 2021 into the beginning of 2022 were ROUGH! Between illness, holiday stress, and other random life happenings- I was not...
I can look back on my time as a mother (it’s been a whopping 13 years), and I can see times that I’ve done well and times that I could have done better and times that I have all...
Though I am content as can be with where life and motherhood have me right now, I sometimes like to imagine what I would do if I had more time for individual pursuits. If I had more free time, I...
Dr. Seuss’s book Oh, The Places You’ll Go warns me not to get stuck in The Waiting Place, and yet here I am. In The Waiting Place. It seems like I've been here quite a while, and I'm not...
Can we please have a conversation about #MomGuilt? Because in my experience, Mom Guilt is not a small thing. It's a WHOLE THING! Just last week I had a friend ask me to please pray for her because she wasn't...

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