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Parenting + Family

Bittersweet Like a Blackberry

We are all messy. Each and every one of us. While my chosen paradigm is one that chooses to look past the thorns to celebrate the berry, there is also a need to acknowledge our challenges, hurts, frustrations and hang ups. Owning our humanity can be incredibly humbling but there is also a beautiful freedom in owning the reality that we do not have it all together. There is a blackberry bittersweetness to our humanity.

Intentional Living Parenting + Family

Childlike Courage

“I’m scared in my gut but brave on the outside.” My 8-year-old daughter has recently developed a fear of big, booming thunderstorms. Honestly, It surprises me because she tends to be my bold and confident child. Lately when we experience a fear-inducing storm she can logically talk through why she should not be afraid of …

Parenting + Family

How do you fight mom guilt?

We feel guilty for what we do.  We feel guilty for what we don’t do.  We feel guilty for how we feel.  And, if we manage to not have strong feelings on an issue, we can even find a way to feel guilty for how we don’t feel.  Mom guilt is flexible in its applications …

Leadership + Career Parenting + Family

Work From Home — while parenting!

Working from home while simultaneously mothering is simply not easy. There is no denying it is full of competing priorities, a constant pull between roles and moments of exponential frustration. As I worked from home over the last few months I swapped stories with other “WFH” moms who expressed feeling chronically overwhelmed and as if …

Intentional Living

Candy Crush & A Dance Party

What do Candy Crush and a Dance Party have in common? They are both ways I connect with my kids in an intentional and special way. Meet Harper.  She is my 8-year-old going on 18-year-old, responsible and typical first born. She is wonderfully imaginative and has a complex fox-world she “lives in at night” but …

Intentional Living

Laughter is Needed Most

When the circumstances you are facing feel impossible to change, your ability to laugh may be what is needed most. The lighthearted opportunities are there if you are willing to lift your eyes above the challenges and recognize them.