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Keeping the Faith

Sometimes you need to have faith in someone else’s faith. I learned this one Christmas Eve eight years ago. The pain had started the day before. Twingy cramps that left me doubled-over. After a morning spent seizing my side in agony, I drove to Urgent Care. A young, harried doctor doctor checked me over. “Could […]

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Holiday Baby: What NOT to Say to the Mama of a Holiday Baby {Part One}

Our family beat all the odds. Two bundles of joy, both with the exact same due date, but two years apart. OH, and did I mention that both exited the womb during the same week as Christmas and New Years? BOOM. Yeahhhh, I have already heard all of the jokes, like how my husband’s birthday […]

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My 13 Reasons

The number 13 is a number that holds meaning in our household. It can identify with both positive and negative things. Our son, Jakob, was 13 days old when he died and he died on the 13th of February. The year I turned 13 I had some of the greatest friends and greatest experiences as […]

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Embracing Your Enoughness

I grew up thinking I was never good enough. I was never smart enough, skinny enough, I didn’t work hard enough. Instilled in me was a sense of worthlessness that was hard to overcome, and that still affects my life and relationships. While I have finally realized that I am a creature who is worthy […]

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Why Do I Bother…to Cook?

I write this after a rather anticlimactic meal. Not the actual food…but my family’s response. It all began when I sat dinner on the table. I prepared a meal of grilled chicken thighs marinated in a Chipotle mescal sauce (a bit spicy for the littles, so for them plain chicken poached in butter) over a bed […]

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10 Ways To Maintain Your Friendship When Your BFF Has Kids

So your BFF has kids now. It’s fine. You knew the day was coming. There was a guy, and then less “girls night out”, then all of the sudden they were multiplying and now she’s asking you to pick up some baby wipes with the wine and to hold her baby so she can shower. […]

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