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Go Get Em Grad!

The advice I wish I had received (or listened to) as a high school graduate

Motherhood

Messing up; saying sorry

Hello strong girls: This is a brief story I entered in a Parents Magazine writing contest. The topic was parenting wins. I didn’t win . . . but it was a story I wanted to share none-the-less.   As happens throughout young motherhood, it was the “if it rains, it pours” scenario.  As you know, I’m… Continue reading Messing up; saying sorry

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Be persistent. Have grit.

Hello my precious girls. I love you. There are some important truths when it comes to exploiting all this life has to offer. It really is an ever-learning journey. Many lessons are disguised as hardship. Fear points us to an easier route. In the end, you can comfortable, or you can unleash every bit of… Continue reading Be persistent. Have grit.

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Be your best

Hello my precious children. I love you. “Keep being your best.” It’s a mainstay in our conversations. But why? Our character, who we are at our core, touches every aspect of our lives and the world around us. How we treat others. How we react to unfairness. How we deal with disappointments. How we deal… Continue reading Be your best

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Choose friends wisely

Hello my beautiful bells. I say “beautiful” to bring intentional focus, not to your twinkling eyes or contagious smiles, but rather your beautiful hearts. You both are ingrained with kindness and a glorious spirit. You are full of hope, optimism and curiosity. Fiercely protect this God-given goodness within you. We are greatly influenced by the… Continue reading Choose friends wisely

Motherhood

What I learned as a new mom

Hello my wonderful daughters. I wanted to share with you today some of the intangible things I had no idea motherhood would bring. I love you. 1. Motherhood brings clarity. My pre-baby days were carried out without much reflection. Having you ignited this lacking reflection. Thinking about what I hoped for you and your life… Continue reading What I learned as a new mom

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Work Hard.

Hello my precious girls. I love you. Have you ever noticed the quote I have front and center at my desk? It reads: "To achieve more than the average person, you must be willing to work harder than the average person." (I couldn't find an author to attribute it to, but anyone at the top… Continue reading Work Hard.

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Pride and humility

Hello my irreplaceable girls. I love you. My thoughts for today are just ginormous. Ginormous because this is an area that has cast a gray cloud over far too many years of my life. Pride. Pride is this sneaky thing that affects us without us even knowing it. It ultimately pushes us to reject feedback,… Continue reading Pride and humility