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Maternal Instinct and Why You Don’t Need a Reason for Your No

Mom Gut. Maternal instinct. You have it. Trust it. I loved this article by Michelle Martin of the Huffington Post. It speaks volumes about emotional intelligence (EI) and how our culture tends to undermine it. Emotional intelligence/instinct are not necessarily the same, but they’re comparable. Here, I’m primarily referring to maternal instinct; however, the reason […]

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How NOT to Help Those Struggling with Infertility

I feel compelled to start this post about infertility with a much needed, “I’m sorry.” I’ve requested stories of women who’ve struggled with infertility, and I’ve heard many stories of pain, loss and hardship with miscarriages, SIDS, and infertility. This post is specifically for those who’ve struggled with infertility, but before I move on to […]

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Iceberg Moments: We Are Exactly Who Our Children Need

I don’t know about you, but having kids in my thirties was harder than expected. I always knew I wanted kids, a daughter for sure. God in his wisdom gave me two boys. I love my boys deeply, they just weren’t what I expected or what I planned for.   As a child, I envisioned my marriage, my children. These visions played out in every baby and Barbie […]

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What to Know Before They Deploy

There are things in life to look forward to with eager anticipation; a deployment is not one of them.   For us, the dreaded deployment is underway and with each new document, training or additional uniform, there’s greater awareness that the date is looming.  This post takes a holistic approach for spouses of service members with an upcoming deployment. I’ve combined logistical […]

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Taking the FAST Out of Breakfast

Saturdays mornings were my favorite as a child. My great-uncle would treat us to breakfast often. At times, the trio of us (my sisters and I) joined hands with Uncle Dick, promenaded ourselves out to the car and took a short drive around the corner to Denny’s. There was something special about that time together on Saturday mornings. My uncle would joke along the way, pointing out a stop sign here or there, asking what it said, then screeching […]

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On Taking Time To Play

  A dear friend of mine wrote a blog On Becoming A Mom Who Plays. I can’t even begin to tell you how much that struggle resonates. Who in the world doesn’t enjoy play? Well, me. For most of my adult life, my self-worth has been directly correlated to being driven, ambitious, competitive, and sedulous. My closest […]

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Falling Back and Pushing Pause

This Sunday, while I set our clocks back and prayed our kids got the memo and slept in an extra hour (likely story), I also took a moment to reflect. For me, stronger seasonal winds seem to blow with passing years, and it behooves me to stop and reflect on intentional living in the latter […]

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The Road to Mediocrity is Paved with Good Intentions

I once ogled a piece of home decor that displayed the message S I M P L I F Y.  I whispered to my dear friend “I want one.” He replied with a smirk, “what would you do with it?” I’ve read this blog post https://nosidebar.com/mediocre-life/ and many posts like it. They resonate with me — this desire to live in the “space between” […]

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On Becoming a New Military Spouse

This month marks our ninth year of marriage. As we begin to plan ways to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary, I am reminded of all things ’10 year’ we were once heading toward, prior to Air Force life.  Our family took up residence in cozy Colorado Springs for the majority of our lives. It’s been home for decades. […]

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