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Finding belonging in the midst of pain.

IS THIS JUST ME? FINDING BELONGING IN THE MIDST OF PAIN

  An interesting thing happens when you have persistent health issues. You can begin to fight your own body. Both mentally and physically. Over the last two years I’ve felt intense anger and even hatred for my body or parts of my body. Startling, but true. While others’ bodies seem to love them and react […]

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CHOOSING THE HARD ROAD

I remember being a little girl dreaming about getting married and how amazing it would be to one day bear the title of wife and mother.   Fast forward and that dream came true as I have been a wife for almost 13 years and a mom for over 9.  Recently, I was sitting with […]

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I GIVE UP!

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, GIVE UP!

Once I became a mom, it seemed that so many balls were thrown in the air all at once.  Breastfeeding, working, lack of sleep, diapers, laundry, toys, advice from those I wanted it from and even more advice from those I didn’t.  The feeling of needing to have it all together felt overwhelming and unattainable, […]

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Suzy Homemaker

THE QUESTION THAT MAKES ME CRINGE

The conversation begins with typical chit-chat. Do you have kids? How many? How old are they? Once those basic facts are established, the focus turns to me. “And what do you do?” My answer is simple. “I’m a full-time mom.” Sometimes that answer is sufficient. Other times, it’s not. I can always tell by the […]

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5 THINGS MY HUSBAND HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT MARRIAGE

My husband and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary this month. How is that even possible when I’m still only 23? Here’s the truth – when I married Ryan, I got really, really lucky. I was 17 when we started dating and only 23 when we got married. I didn’t know anything, but I knew he was […]

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FIVE LESSONS I LEARNED AFTER DITCHING THE KIDS TO RUN OFF WITH MY HUSBAND

The offer sounded so tempting. Six glorious kid-free days with my husband in British Columbia at his company’s sales conference. Sure, he’d need to give a presentation and go to dinner a couple of nights, but we’d also have plenty of free time. Free time. It was music to this mama’s ears. But I knew […]

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