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What Love Is

Soon you’ll see your face red and twisted in the rearview mirror as you rage at your kids in the backseat. Soon you’ll try to ease the drudgery and relentlessness with Facebook and Irish Cream, but it will leave you more disconnected than you were before. Soon you’ll want to escape this life you can […]

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What to Do When Motherhood Leaves You Feeling Stuck

A newly birthed mother steps into a fire. It is a burning away of her old self in favor of a deeper, richer, more vibrant skin. It is the experience of her mother and her grandmothers. Her daughters, too, may one day live it. Sometimes, however, we moms get stuck in this otherwise temporary blaze. […]

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Why I Do What I Do

Because we only get so many trips around the sun. That’s why. That’s why I do what I do both personally and professionally. You may have heard (or read) me mention this in regards to the death of my dad. Losing a parent and bumping up a place in the mortality line taught me that […]

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Are You Parenting From Love or Fear?

Notice how you interact with your kids, what you say to them, how you say it. Does it come from a place of love, or does it come from a place of fear? Dig deep and see. Let’s say your 3-year-old draws with a marker all over the living room wall. What is your response? Perhaps […]

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8 Tenets of Parenting

Kids want to feel connected to their parents. Kids want their parents’ approval. Parents are doing the best they can. Kids are doing the best they can. Both adults and children crave and thrive on autonomy. Respect is a two way street. What you are doing as a parent pales in comparison to who you […]

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10 Benefits of Journaling

When used beyond the recording of facts and incidents and venting journaling can be a powerful tool. It becomes even more potent when done consistently. Here are 10 benefits of regular journaling: Emotional awareness. Pinpoint, name, and describe your feelings to raise your emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Process your thoughts. Write to figure out what you believe. Discover […]

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We Have Different Melting Points, But We’re All Doing the Best We Can

Originally written on 1/2/14 for my personal blog. Through three months of 24 hour a day co-parenting, I watched an emotional balance scale on which my husband and I rode. In the beginning, my side was heavily weighted. His rose high above. Over time I became lighter–more patient, more kind, more content. Over time he became less patient […]

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Dear Tribe: Just Fucking Dance

Dear Tribe, Dance. Your butt off. To that bitches and hoes music if you want. I know you’re a progressive thinker, but this is no time for political correctness. Just fucking dance. Shake it all over your kitchen or living room, the grocery store, your Subaru in the carpool line. Whatever. You’re stuck in your […]

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Find Freedom By Questioning Your Thoughts

Yesterday the brilliant Martha Beck posted something on Facebook about how when she’s suffering she looks for the lie. She knows she’s probably telling herself a lie somewhere in there. Byron Katie talks about questioning the truth of your thoughts and looking at how those thoughts make you feel and how you’d feel without them. […]

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Finally

Written 2 years and 8 months ago, just one month after I declared January 10, 2014 the first day of the rest of my life. Looking up and peering outward she sees all is arranged in proper order. Perfection does not exist, but maturity and gratitude whisper that she has arrived in a place as […]

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