An Open Letter to My Girls

"Go to bed," I say counting down the hours, minutes, the steady seconds until my mind is my own once again. No sticky fingers prying their way into my thoughts, eliciting every emotion, no tears caused by my seemingly continuous stream of "no." Just me, wrapped in reflection at the end of a long and... Continue Reading →

Timing is Everything

Being quiet has never been my strong suit. What happens once you discover who you are and you are ready to move on to what you know you were born to do? What do you do when you’re not quite ready? What happens in that inbetween place? The place that is filled with diapers, dishes,... Continue Reading →

But Wait…This Hurts

Having a family of my own has forced me to look at what my family situation growing up actually looked like. We are now over 8 years into this whole parenting thing and I am realizing it is all just a case of the blind leading the blind. No matter how much we want to... Continue Reading →

Minnesota Unboxing

My 8 year old is obsessed with watching kids on YouTube review toys. This is a big thing. It is super weird and obnoxious but, it is a big thing. They call these "Toy Unboxings." My daughter has always had a huge love of baby dolls and as a result loves Baby Alive unboxings. If... Continue Reading →

Freedom Ain’t Free

I always considered healing as picking up, moving on, getting over it, coping better, standing taller, being able to smile and say "I'm good. Thanks for asking!" I did not realize that in order to heal you have to face what you are actually scared of. I always thought freedom was a one time destination.... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Real

I have been aware of my plummeting self esteem for quite sometime but have tried to ignore it in hopes that one day my confidence would just miraculously reappear when my kids got older or I was more "accomplished." The other day the Lord took me to the beach. Not the usual beach I go... Continue Reading →

Two Hearts

Two moments in my life will remain ingrained in my mind forever. I remember the exact moment when I met both of my girls. The process in which we attained both was  exactly the same, the labor and deliveries were both very unique, but our actual introductions made time stand still. They knew me and... Continue Reading →

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