To Moms on Mother’s Day

Happy Women-with-Super-Powers Day! (Also known as Mother’s Day!) I’m so grateful for my mom, grandmothers, and mother-in-law. I won’t get started on how amazing they are and the immeasurable impact they’ve made and continue to make on my life. Because that would lead me to also gush about my mom-friends and other-mom-family-members and how much Read More

Rediscover Your Everyday Miracle

(Inside: One way to slow down life and enjoy the everyday miracle.)     Every day you and I get to be a part of a miracle.   But I don’t always see it. (Do you?)   It’s undeniable when we see a beginning. A sweet newborn: we celebrate, we cuddle, we photograph. The miracle Read More

Why Your Words and Your Story are so Important

(Inside: Why we all need each other.)   She greeted me with a warm smile, like we were old friends, even though I barely knew her. Impulsively, I hugged her as I came through her door. She showed me around her lovely home: her cute kitchen with the pop of turquoise paint, her barn wood Read More

Build Your Mom Confidence Through Knowing This

(Inside: Call our these five lies in your life and be more confident.)   I have noticed a few lies we sometimes embrace as truths. I have noticed them in conversations, in actions, and sometimes in my own thoughts. I’m calling out these five lies:   1. Everyone has to get us. It’s really nice when people Read More

Some of My Best Parenting Happens at Target & Starbucks

(Inside: See how some of the most extraordinary moments are disguised as ordinary.)   I knew what my oldest son wanted.    His actions spoke for him. He followed me around. He didn’t say much, just wouldn’t leave my side. If I left the room, he was close behind. So I finally said, “Do you Read More

Why Growing Older is NOT a Crisis

(Inside: Why at almost 40, I wouldn’t go back to my twenties.)   The other night I sat on the beach and watched my kids play in the water.   To my right a large group of college students was hanging out, playing beach volleyball. I couldn’t help but notice them. Super young. Full of life. Energetic. Read More

To the Mom Who’s Going Back to Work

(Inside: Thoughts on going back to work after maternity leave or being a stay-at-home mom.) I am going back to work for the first time in six years. I can’t even believe the full house I was dealt – I’ve landed my dream part-time job. Even so…   I have all the big emotions: guilt, Read More

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