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“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
~ Jandy Nelson // I’ll Give You The Sun

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It was the house. That was one of the hardest parts for me; the house. Growing up, I had a difficult time feeling “in control”, so one of the ways that I managed that was to keep my room meticulously clean. Every day. All the time. Of course, as I got older and I ventured […]


July 11, 2019

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The very first time I found out a friend was having a baby was on a Tuesday morning, around 8am. We had just stopped for coffee before work and were in the midst of crossing the street when she grabbed my arm and said “Look, I need to tell you something and it feels weird […]


July 4, 2019

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I remember putting my son to bed one night when I suddenly noticed how big he had gotten.  I remember when he was just a baby and he used to comfortably fit – spread eagle – across a pillow on my lap.  All of the sudden, when I sat with him in his chair at […]


January 29, 2018

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I don’t really remember what it was like. I don’t entirely remember how it felt to spend my days stacking blocks or watching my kiddos crawl for the first time or stealing naps whenever possible. I remember being there.  I remember being “in it”.  But I don’t remember realizing what a special time it was […]


December 5, 2017

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I don’t know that I’ve ever known a person who works as hard as my Mother. She was a single parent, raising an only daughter…and she worked hard. She worked hard to give me a home.  She worked hard to provide family.  She worked hard to create stability.  She worked hard to ensure that I […]


December 3, 2017

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My husband and I have talked about it before; the idea of moving into a more rural area. I am a city girl, through and through.  Even when I lived in a smaller town, I almost always lived in the heart of it.  But my husband is a country boy and every time we head […]


May 5, 2017