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Motherhood

To the Exclusively Pumping Mama: A Standing Ovation

I have to write this out, say it out loud and applaud a few special moms living day in and day out the way we all do. Only, they do it differently than I ever did. How? Why am I feeling like giving every single one of these mothers a standing ovation? Two words: Exclusive […]

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Depression health

Words of Encouragement: Hope for Damaged Relationships

Sometimes I’m inspired to write something but I don’t have a computer with me nor do I feel like writing an entire blog post. Still, it’s like I have to get this thought out of my mind and onto “paper” because it escapes. I’ve been posting these random messages of truth and encouragement on my […]

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Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement: What is the motivation behind your desires?

Sometimes I’m inspired to write something but I don’t have a computer with me nor do I feel like writing an entire blog post. Still, it’s like I have to get this thought out of my mind and onto “paper” because it escapes. I’ve been posting these random messages of truth and encouragement on my […]

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Parenting

Can a Christian participate in Halloween?

I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I hate all of the scary TV ads, movie previews, and creepy decorations. I love the colors (orange! It’s my favorite color!), the candy (hello Fun Size!), and the costumes. The tricks; every year when I lived in Germany the fountains of the villages our bus route drove […]

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Featured

Why I’m Walking in the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day

This post has been sponsored by Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. All opinions are my own. I am doing something I have never, ever done before…I think not only will be physically challenging but I know it’ll be mentally challenging. Emotionally challenging? Well, yes, I think my emotions, which are usually kept very close to my chest, […]

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Motherhood

The 3 JOYS Project – Experiencing JOY in our present circumstances

I have to confess something and it’s been pulling on my heart longer than I’d like to admit. I have had the worst attitude toward and about my children and they’re picking up on it. My husband is an accountant and the closer we get to April 18th the longer his absence becomes. We parent […]

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Parenting

I didn’t know being a mother would be this hard.

Featured on HuffPo Parents. For as long as I could remember I have wanted to be a mother. I dreamed about my pregnancies, I dreamed about what it would feel like to experience labor and delivery, and I longed for the days when I would be at home with my little tribe of beings. We’d […]

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Parenting

Twenty-Seventeen: The Year of Me – 3 Steps to Help Find Your Passion So You Can Live a Better Life

Last week during our weekly First Time Chat I share with the viewers what the goal of our 2017 series “Twenty-Seventeen: The Year of Me” is all about as well as some homework to get everyone started. I know the title of the series may be a little confusing. I’m not suggesting that you solely […]

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Entertainment Featured

How a little-known blogger named Bert met a celebrity named Harry

The events you are about to read are all TRUE. Yes, they really happened and they happened to me. Sometimes I can’t believe it and sometimes I wish that it would have never come to an end so I could live in anticipation and wonder forever. Alas, all things must come to fruition and so now […]

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Featured Parenting

Will you be the change we need in the tribe of Motherhood?

Hey, Mama! I see you there  in Target minding your own business when suddenly your child begins screaming at the top of their lungs: “BUT I WANTED THE ALPHABET CEREAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” You’re trying to calm little Johnny down, trying to explain to him that you really don’t want to purchase a sugary box of cereal for $4.50 […]