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10 Things to Tell You

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It’s been 5-6 years since we sent out Christmas cards, but it’s happening this year! WHAT?! Here’s our last card: Ummmm, I guess it’s actually been 6 years. First observations: kids grow fast, some of us have more grays, I have less hair, WOW, Spain was amazing, how can our daughter be a senior?, and […]

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My Freedom Manifesto

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I am a child of God. Born from above. Born-again, not of the desires of mankind, but born of God… Born my true self, my child-of-God-self. I have zero shits to give for the approval of others. God’s fingerprint on me is TRUE. When God made me, He said, “GOOD.” Period. My first identity, just […]

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My White 4th of July

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On the 4th of July, when I was a little girl, I remember decorating my tricycle with streamers and riding down the middle of main street in a sea of red, white, and blue. We ate cherries until our fingers were stained and didn’t notice the sun tanning our noses or shoulders as we spent […]

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How to Parent Well

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As a writer, many random thoughts cross my mind on any given day. Here are some from the last few days I wanted to share on parenting. Empathy starts with asking ourselves, “How would that make me feel?,” then making choices to treat others (and ourselves) accordingly. A simple “pause” like this can make a […]

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How To Own Your Sh*t: A Series

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A friend is in the middle of a DIY remodel and posted after a long day of work, “Why is it so embarrassing to admit we don’t know how to do something?” The question struck me because the word, “embarrassing,” is a curious thing. It got me wondering… First of all, this person is crushing […]

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It’s Modesty Season, Again…

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I’m heading out of town soon to celebrate 25 years with my esposo. We’ll be near salt and sand, soaked in sun, and these things require a bathing suit and speaking my second language. So it made me think of the following post I wrote when we were in Spain for our 20th anniversary. … […]