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Here’s To The Women Who Push

I was standing in my backyard a couple of nights ago, pushing my three children on the swings. That’s not exactly true, but it sounds better in a blog post. The little one. I was just pushing him, and honestly, I didn’t want to be pushing him. I wanted to sit on the back porch…

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Posted in: For Mommas

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How My Blog Grew to 1 Million Pageviews a Month

In 2013, I was a stay at home mom of two small children, and I had forgotten what it meant to be me. I hear how cliché that sounds. But it’s true. I spent of my time taking care of everyone else, and rarely thought of myself. I didn’t sleep. I barely had the time…

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My Husband Saved My Son’s Life Tonight – But it Could Have Ended Differently

That’s not a click-bait title. I honestly couldn’t think of anything better to call this article. This just happened… as in… less than two hours ago, and now that the kids are tucked soundly in their beds, I’m sitting down to process. Forgive me, because this isn’t a “days later” reflection. This isn’t an “I’m…

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To the Two Ladies on a Mom Date:

I hope that you exchanged numbers. You two really seemed to hit it off, and I couldn’t tell if you planned to get together again later, so I just want to say this now… I hope that happens. I hope I witnessed your very first best friend lunch. It’s so hard to make friends when…

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Who Knew Baby Puke Was So Powerful

I was sitting in a Chick-fil-a play area awhile back, when I took a second to look around at the other moms crammed next to me on the small vinyl bench. One mom was shouting for her kid to, “Play nice,” turning and offering an explanation as to why her son was being a little…

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Posted in: For Mommas


Your Family Needs You to Relax

My normal Saturday in Spring usually looks like an early morning soccer game followed by house work. Yay. Sometimes I think that I’ll get caught up on laundry or take on some outdoorsy project (like planting flowers that I know will die in three weeks) or cleaning up the backyard toys (that will be strewn…

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Posted in: For Mommas

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When God Calls a Mom…

  I can’t say that my story is much like I anticipated. I did intend to be a stay at home mom. I did hope to be in some sort of ministry (ten years ago I would have crossed my fingers to be a pastor’s wife). But I can’t say that working at home speaking…

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We Need to Better Define “Unfaithful”

I believe that nearly every affair begins with the thought, “That felt nice.” It felt nice to be noticed. It felt nice to be complimented. It felt nice to be appreciated. It felt nice to be respected. It felt nice to laugh with them. It felt nice to get along without fighting. It felt nice…

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Posted in: Love & Marriage

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“I’m Sorry This is So Frustrating, Mom”

“I’m sorry this is so frustrating, Mom,” my seven year old son said as he hugged me. I should have thanked him, but instead I tried to correct him. “I’m not frustrated. I’m fine.” But even I didn’t believe my short tense words. I wasn’t fooling anyone. He paused and then asked, “Then what are…

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The Vitamin Deficiency That Caused My Anxiety

I need to start by saying that I’m not a medical professional, and the information I share in this article is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. The information I share is for general information only. Please consult your health care provider for any medical advice. This…

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Posted in: Allergy & Food Sensitivities, Anxiety


TV Has Been Waiting Decades for Jack Pearson

It’s no secret that This Is Us is one of TV’s best new shows. Between the unique way of presenting one family’s unfolding story and the deeply relevant and relatable characters, This Is Us has many of us laughing one minute and crying the next. It is an easy show to love. But there is…

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Every Christian Needs to See What Kevin Did on “This is Us”

If you’re anything like me, you send the kids to bed a few minutes early on Tuesday nights so that you don’t miss one second of the popular new show, “This Is Us” on NBC. (And if they’re not quite in bed when the clock hits 8:00 CST, you’re praising Jesus for your DVR or…

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Posted in: Anxiety, Most Shared

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She Has the Best Advice

I was standing in our kitchen after tucking all three of my kids into bed for the night when my oldest son, now seven, came out of his room. I knew the moment his brother and sister heard him out of bed they would follow. “Perfect,” I thought. I had just gotten them all quiet…

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Valentine’s Day Now That You’re a Mom

*This photo was taken ten years ago… so…. I feel like that clarifies things. Lean close, friend. I have a feeling that I know what’s happening at your house right now… and it’s only because it’s happening at mine. We are five days away from Valentine’s Day, and my guess is you have spent more…

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More Pancakes Less Internet Politics

Recently, the internet feels like a really big crowded room where everyone is shouting. “This is what I think!” “You’re wrong!” “How can you think that way?!” “What are we going to do?!” “What are you so worried about?!” “How are you not worried?! This is a disaster!” Social media used to feel like a…

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