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That’s the Fairytale; Now, Let’s Get Real.  

Once upon a time, there was a perfect mom...  Her house was organized and orderly.  Her closets were neatly packed with everything in clear boxes stacked and labeled in creative handwriting fonts.  She prepared healthy...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Your hairdresser, your daycare, your doctor, your house cleaners, your lawn service, your kids' school... Have you ever stayed with one of these because you didn't want to upset them, even though you really...

A Few of My Favorite Things for Busy Moms

  I can't do it all.  And I don't want to do it all.  I'm not good at it all.  And I learned long ago that other people are much better at the things that I...

Go With Your Gut: Nutrition, Supplements, and Functional Medicine

Go With Your Gut: Nutrition, Supplements, and Functional Medicine Let me begin by sharing that I am about as NOT a naturalist as anyone can get!  I like fast food and sugar-filled treats. I enjoy being...

Grief & Joy | Miscarriage & Rainbow Baby

Grief & Joy As I sat in church on Christmas Eve, I looked around and realized in that room at that moment, so many experienced the joy of the season while at the same time struggling...

When Someone is Suffering | Do’s & Don’t’s

When Someone is Suffering | Do's & Don't's Diagnosed with cancer. Suffered a miscarriage. Having a hard time at a job. Struggling in marriage. Challenges with a child. We all have a friend or family member who's...

The Gift of Experience | We Do Not Need Any More Stuff

The Gift of Experience | "We do not need any more STUFF!"  This is my cry for mercy when birthdays and holidays roll around.  In a society built on the foundation of free enterprise which has...

Be Your Child’s Champion

Maybe you are like me: you know your "things" and you know what is not your thing. My things are writing, history, teaching. Science (among many others such as gardening, math, and sweating) is...

I Was Waco, When Waco Wasn’t Cool

I Was Waco, When Waco Wasn't Cool   I am a native Wacoan (yes, that's a thing).  I was born here, raised here, live here, and will be buried here. This is my hometown, which I...

There’s a Reason the Airlines Instruct You to Put Your Own Mask On First

There's a Reason the Airlines Instruct You to Put Your Own Mask On First Taking care of others. That's what we do. That's often what we measure our success by as mothers.   Last month, my family...