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Shame Motivates Me | Finishing College Post Motherhood

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Shame Motivates Me | Finishing College Post Motherhood "You could start taking a college course a semester online and finish you degree!" she told me enthusiastically. I could. I totally could. Yet, that night, I felt hesitant...

What To Do When You’re Not Even Sure What You’re Doing

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"What are you doing?!" I screamed? "Why did you do that?" My 2 year old had poured numerous cups of water on the dinning room floor and had also managed to spill her brothers milk and...

The Enneagram for Moms Part II

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The enneagram centers around core fears and desires. The motive behind why we do what we do. Here's a brief look at each of the numbers and how their fear and desires play into...

The Enneagram for Moms Part I

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A couple of my real close friends tell me I should become an enneagram coach since it's worked it's way into our conversations repeatedly. I love personality talk like Myers-Briggs, DISC and love languages....

Planning My Depression

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It was helpful to plan my depression. Long ago, this past summer, 6 months pregnant with my third, I had considered the disruption it would bring to our family. We were in a great...

Valentine’s Food for the Soul

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The desire of our hearts is to love our children and to provide a safe and secure environment for them to thrive in. That they would know they are loved undoubtedly having grown up...

5 Books and Podcasts You Need This Year

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Well, mamas, it's winter in Waco. And we've been feeling it's chill down our backs for weeks now. So while you're wrapped in you favorite blankets or sporting your fuzzy new Christmas socks from...

How Imperfect, How Important

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I stepped out back for a breather. I needed to think. Thoughts of what I'm thankful for invading my mind. If I was to pick one thing to write about for this blog, what...

Let it Be Good

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Some people have their live Christmas tree picked out and decorated all before December first.  Not me.  Other years we have bought a real live tree, labored over decorating it just so and enjoyed it’s immaculate...

5 Easy {and delicious} Treats You Can Make Your Neighbors for the Holidays

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I rang the door bell and stepped back. After some time the deadbolt flipped and I heard the door slowly being forced open. My next door neighbor at the time peeked out between the...