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Digital Detox

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Encouragement, Kids, Marriage | 0 comments

This summer I decided to do a digital detox. What a hard thing to tackle. It tested my patience to not be in the know. I wondered what was going on in others lives, but this time gave me space to be present with others. This is why it started in the first place, to be present in my little kids lives. Summer’s are always such precious times as families. Taking a step back from the news, social media and other outlets truly helped me to refresh. It was such a lovely summer of refreshment. I’m thinking a  much shorter digital detox once a year will be a great way to reset life and expectations....

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Friendship

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Compassion, Harrison, Kids, Relationships | 1 comment

Moving creates new opportunities to establish new friendships. Every time we go to the park, my son Harrison meets a new ‘friend’. A couple of little boys we’ve met have actually enjoyed playing with Harrison. It’s definitely been fun to watch, but also heartbreaking because he thinks everyone is his friend even when they’re not or they have to leave. This got me thinking about the friendship circles we’ve been through in recent years. Moving around and going through divorce has definitely lead me to be a part of different groups through different seasons. Transition from married groups, to...

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One year later

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Joy, Kids | 0 comments

Saturday marks one year since my little peanut, Madelyn, entered this world. She has made life so enjoyable with her sweet spirit and laugh. There are days after my surgery, I sit in awe of my kids. Their happiness, fervor for life and joy remind me of what’s important. This past year has been filled with such joyous fun and difficult times. I still can’t believe the last 6 months were filled with constant pain and coming out on the other side has shown me how to live with fervor and focus. These next few months, I’m going to take time to enjoy my family, live life and focus on God’s purpose...

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Just Breathe

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Infertility, Kids, Transition | 0 comments

So I’ve been in love with this song Breathe before it hit the airwaves in 2015. This song holds so much meaning in my life with two little ones. Many families have navigated two kids 15 months apart, but this was not what I envisioned in my head as a family. When we were going through infertility, we thought for sure our kids would be at least two years apart given the hurdles to get them here. Surprise when Madelyn showed up, but that’s a blog post for another time. What struck me about this song, outside of the fact that Jonny is a wonderful song writer, is the tempo and crescendo...

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Distracted

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Encouragement, Kids | 1 comment

Yesterday having children brought a whole new meaning to the words ‘car accident.’ As the guy hit the side where my son Harrison sits I freaked out. We got over to the side of the road and exchanged information. We were both apologetic about the whole thing with the accident being my fault. Thank goodness no one was hurt! Before the accident happened I had an unpleasant phone conversation with a friend. It bothered me so much I made a bad decision and turned left through a yellow light which turned red. My bad decision could have resulted in a much worse situation. Today was filled with...

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Madelyn is here!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Book, Harrison, Kids | 0 comments

September was a busy month! My two main focuses were having a baby and finishing my book. Both were big milestones and two of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Madelyn was due September 28th and finally decided to show up October 1st. We tried everything to get her here and finally decided surgery was the best option. She is a beautiful gift from God and we couldn’t be happier. Harrison, her big brother, is still not sure about her and if he could talk I know he’d say ‘take her back.’ Our surprise baby is very sweet and were enjoying every moment. Below is the first time Harrison met...

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