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The natural beauty of letting memories make themselves

My husband is a man of traditions. He loves them, craves them, looks forward to them, and likes to create them from scratch. We could be in the midst of something totally new, not even sure it’s a success yet, not even sure we’re going to live to see the other side, and he’ll call […]

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A letter to my daughter about loving yourself

Dear Daughter, This morning, just like every morning, you walked out of your room wearing the most gloriously mismatched outfit. You beamed with pride because you picked your clothes out all by yourself, and you loved how the colors looked on you. For you, getting dressed is pure joy, because it is a chance to […]

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My birthday gift to my kids is the same every year

When I was anxiously awaiting the signs of the labor I wrote this letter to the sweet, smooshed up face that would change me forever in what turned out to be just a few days.     Seven letters later, I suppose it has become a sort of tradition that goes well with ice cream cake and […]

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One word to make 2017 worth it

So I just have to ask…how’s that New Year’s resolution going? Maybe you intentionally did not make one because you know from years past how that story ends. You might have read how I wasn’t big on New Year’s resolutions and evidence proves the rest of you aren’t either. A small piece of the pie […]

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30 days filled to the brim with thanks

I set out with a simple goal. Write down one thing every day for which I am thankful. It wasn’t hard to think of that one thing. Sometimes several thoughts bubbled up and the hard part was picking just one. It was surprisingly challenging to remember to take the quick moment to write it down. […]

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My vision of success as a parent changed in an airport terminal

“Well adjusted” was my goal out of the gates. I wanted to raise an adaptable little human with a mild mannered disposition. “Start as you intend to go on,” was the quote that I had on replay. I had her sleeping through the night in her crib and was able to soothe her back to […]

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5 ways to never quit your daydream

Just don’t quit your daydream. The whimsically scripted quote caught my distracted eye while window-shopping. I immediately found the shimmery wall art to be the perfect inspiration piece to add to my home office, but alas, was not going to succumb to the inevitable resort pricing. Instead I decided to write about why these words […]

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