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The hardest thing I have ever done in life is being a momma. It’s also one of my greatest joys in life. God was super gracious to me with my kids. They challenge me and make me want to be a better person every day. I hope that this page encourages you in your parenting journey.

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Parenting

Racism in the 3rd grade

By On January 27, 2017

There are some days that your kids come home from school and you can just sense that something is not right with their little hearts. They seem as if there’s something they… Read More

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Family

Seven years ago.

By On December 1, 2016

Facebook is the best at reminding you about things in your past. As soon as you open up the webpage, there it is staring at you and you have no other option… Read More

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Faith

Summer Camp with Pine Cove!

By On October 4, 2016

Remember Summer time? Swimming pools. Sun tans. Coke floats at night on the lake. Staying up way too late. Camp. Or are you already so far into school and Fall that things… Read More

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Faith

Embracing God’s Love in the Valley by Alaina Mayes

By On July 21, 2016

The past five years have been a whirlwind of disappointment, sadness, and hurt with bits of joy sprinkled in. Enduring rounds of infertility that left me broken, adoptions that didn’t go through,… Read More

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Books

Happy Hour #95: Amber Haines

By On July 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My guest for episode #95 is Amber Haines, author of Wild in the Hollow. She is the mother to four sons and wife to guitar-playing author and attorney Seth… Read More

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Around the Web

Happy Hour #94: Alexandra Kuykendall

By On June 23, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My guest for episode #94 is Alexandra Kuykendall. Like many of us, she spends her days washing dishes, driving to and from different schools and trying… Read More

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Around the Web

Happy Hour #91: Meg Duerksen

By On June 8, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My guest for Happy Hour #90 is the Meg Duerksen. Meg is the mom of five big kids and wife to Craig of 21 years. She has… Read More

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Around the Web

Happy Hour #89: Elyse Fitzpatrick

By On May 19, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Who is in for a little free counseling? Elyse Fitzpatrick is my guest for Happy Hour #89 and she does not disappoint. Elyse is… Read More

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Parenting

Motherhood looks different for us all.

By On May 9, 2016

Mother’s Day was yesterday and in the past few years I’ve learned that this day isn’t as welcomed and celebrated by all as I once thought it was. I once thought that… Read More

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Adoption

Happy Hour #87: Celebrating Motherhood

By On May 5, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download To celebrate Mother’s Day, today’s Happy Hour is a little different. I invited four of my girlfriends that are not the kind of mom’s you… Read More

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Austin

Summer Adventures: movie days

By On May 3, 2016

One of my favorite things to do in the Summer with my kids is to go to the movies. There’s nothing like heading into a cold theatre in the hot of the… Read More

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Austin

Summer Adventures: Blanton Museum of Art

By On May 1, 2016

If I’m honest visiting museum’s is not one of my most favorite things to do in my life. I remember when I was in the 8th grade I went on a trip… Read More

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Around the Web

Happy Hour #83: Jo Saxton

By On April 6, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   My guest for Happy Hour #83 is the lovely Jo Saxton. Jo is on the leadership team of Mission Point Church, and chairs the… Read More

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Faith

Summer Adventures: Pine Cove

By On March 31, 2016

We have been fans of Pine Cove for a while now. Our family has gone to family camp a few times, my  kids have gone to Camp in the City, and this year… Read More