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HOW TO SURVIVE (AND NOT RUN AWAY FROM) CONFLICT

Conflict. Confrontation.Disagreement.Dissension. Dispute. Clash. Collide.  Is your stomach roiling and your blood pressure rising at the thought? Perhaps you’re struggling with conflict right now?   For the most part of my life I’ve done a pretty good job at avoiding conflict. I thought I was an expert of “ain’t nobody got time for that” conflict stuff […]

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EMBRACE THE UNEXPECTED

While I may not have years of parenting experience, I have learned more about myself and life in my four short months as a mom than I ever thought possible. Life lesson #1: Embrace the Unexpected I have always been a planner…almost to a fault.  Over the years, I have often caught myself forgetting to […]

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top 10 things in my van

No matter my attempts to keep my van clean-there are always 4 kids lugging things in and never out. As I was waiting for kids the other day (because the life of a mom requires driving your kids all over town and then waiting for them-can I get a fist bump?) my phone was dead […]

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SCOUT MOM

being a scout mom

Whether it be Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or even Girl Scouts, Scouting is a place where children learn valuable character building and life lessons.  It is not all knot tying, cookie/popcorn selling, and patches.  While there are all three of those things, there is so much more. My world of Scouting started long before I […]

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sisters(forever friends)

Sisters. They share so much,  and these three girls have had a built in friendship since the day they were born. They share a room: Some days they love it, some days they don’t. The late night giggles, the early morning chats as well as the messes of dresses, necklaces and shoes. They share clothes: […]

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#strongmom

When I first started working out I only did so for the benefit of weight loss. I didn’t even enjoy it, but when something needs to be done-you do it anyway. Pretty much the life of a mom, right? From the infant stage and staying up all night with a colicky baby, to the potty […]

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