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Slow Down, Snuggle More, Clean Less: What Mother’s Day Taught Me

Last month my husband and family rocked it out of the park for Mother’s Day. The weekend included all of my favorite things {not in any order of importance}: naps, snuggles, wine, family time and reading. My husband took the early shift with our two young toddlers, made breakfast and had a great day planned […]

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Foster Children: The Night We Answered the Call

I don’t remember the phone ringing, but I remember pausing and looking at my husband with huge eyes when I realized who was calling.  He paused, too, and then went back to making sandwiches.  The friendly voice on the other end quickly introduced herself as someone from our foster care agency.  Did I have a […]

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Coming Clean:  It’s not me, it’s you.

Yes, you read that right.  It’s not me, it’s you and I’m ready to come clean. I had found the greatest friend late in my teenage years.  She got married and had children.  I got married.  Our lives were on the path we had always imagined.  We talked almost daily and got together often.  Then […]

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An Open Letter To My Child’s Caregiver

Our child is a fun-loving, free-spirited, knows-what-she-wants, 2-year-old.  She loves and is loved beyond measure.  She is wise beyond years.  I often comment that she is an old soul {but believe me when I say that she is living the toddler-life}.  I like to say that “music speaks to her soul” because whenever she hears anything with a […]

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