•   This morning I wrote Jan. 1, 2021 in my journal. And man, that felt good. I know that a new year doesn’t make last year disappear and in fact, I don’t want 2020 to disappear. It was scrappy and tough and confusing and overwhelming. But I’ve learned that it’s in the mire when we… [Continue Reading]

    Here’s to 2021 and being unapologetically me
  • Anniversaries are supposed to be a time for celebration and excitement. Except when it’s an anniversary of the death of a loved one. With that type, the day looms ahead and then when it arrives, it feels heavy. Today is the anniversary of my mom’s passing. I haven’t written on my blog in entirely too… [Continue Reading]

    A hard anniversary
  • Sometimes the words are too buried to write. Yesterday when I woke up on Mother’s Day, I thought about writing a blog post. I even opened my computer and stared at the blank screen for a moment, but then I closed my laptop and began reading. I cozied down in bed and enjoyed a good… [Continue Reading]

    The Day After Mother’s Day
  • Though it feels like a dark cloud is hanging over Earth right now, I was determined to find 10 things to smile about during the month of March, which I think we all can agree felt like a long and bewildering month. This list is much different than previous “10 Things” lists, which often include… [Continue Reading]

    10 Things to Smile About: March 2020
  • While kids may not be at high risk for contracting the coronavirus, they need to be protected in other ways. My two boys were in school last Friday and now, mere days later, we’re holed up indoors homeschooling and working remotely. The speed at which this pandemic is moving and the domino effect it’s having… [Continue Reading]

    Protecting kids from toxic stress during the Coronavirus pandemic
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