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Ten Plus One

I try each birthday to reflect on the kids and write them a love letter. It is a harder goal most days. This place is less of a commitment to myself and more of a place to go when I need to sort or process my life. I have ninety drafts. I come often enough,… Continue reading Ten Plus One

Modern Family · Motherhood · parenthood · Relationships

Daily Prayers and Miracle Lessons

Toxic. That descriptive term about relationships was not around when I was growing up.  It has always been in the world. I just never realized that was a word for it. Nor had I imagined that so many of us experience the duality between relationships that fill you up and ones that deplete you. I… Continue reading Daily Prayers and Miracle Lessons

Modern Family · Motherhood


  July. Seven days into the month. I was a slow, relaxing first seven days filled with sun, water, and family. Not enough sleep and nursing some cold beer with good food. Fireworks with sticky shorts from messy little hand navigating a spoon and rapidly melting ice cream. Kids running around outside barefoot with their… Continue reading INT…