Loving Those That Hate

Loving Those That Hate

There are terrible things happening in our world right now. Vile, awful displays of hatred. Not only are they happening in the world, right now they're taking place right on our doorstep. Sometimes as an 'influencer', I know others look to gauge our reactions. I try to stay out of world affairs and politics- most of the time they don't tend to … [Read more...]

30 for 30

30 for 30

Tomorrow I turn the BIG 30. I say that like it's old- but it's really not at all. Sometimes I feel like I barely know what I'm doing. In the grand scheme of things, I'm still a tween. But, I remember when I was a kid, 30 seemed so far away. An age that would take me an eternity to reach, and yet- here I am. I wanted to take a few minutes to … [Read more...]

Bad Date

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11 years ago today, I went on my first date with my Husband. If we would've judged how our relationship would turn out from the events of that first date- we wouldn't still be together today. We saw the worst first date movie of maybe all time. See No Evil. Don't even look it up. It was horrible. He knew I liked scary movies, so he picked the … [Read more...]

What the Heck is a FODMAP?

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Sorry it has been all radio silence over here. When your body starts failing you right about the time you're selling your house, finding a new one, packing, and moving...everything else just falls by the wayside. This is the first time I've even cracked open my laptop in weeks! I just had no words to write or encouragement to share. I was … [Read more...]

World RARE Disease Day

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Today- the last day of February- is World RARE Disease Day. The definition straight from the Global Genes website describes it as: World RARE Disease Day is an annual observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and … [Read more...]

Five

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I haven't posted much this week, because I've been dealing with the fact that my little man turned 5 today! How is this possible? Wasn't he just a colicky newborn? A defiant Terrible Two...a whirlwind Threenager? I think 4 was my absolute favorite age, and I know it's only going to get better from here. He has such a fun personality. He makes me … [Read more...]

I Swear I’m Still Here

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You may have noticed that I haven't been posting as often- and that was totally intentional on my part. Christmas is my most favorite time of year, and I really wanted to take the opportunity to soak up every last moment of it with my little family this year. I have been brought to tears several times over the last few weeks, coming to the … [Read more...]

New Year, Old Me

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As this year comes to a close, I've found myself reflecting on the lessons that I've learned. On the person that I've become- am still becoming. Each year shapes us differently, life's circumstances a chisel, ever defining us. Some years, I've learned, more rigorously than others. This year I've come to a revelation- one that has changed who I … [Read more...]

The Simplicity Manifesto

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I haven't stepped into my office to work all week. With all that is happening in our country, writing my thoughts seemed trivial. While I'm not going to talk about politics or the state of the world- I want to talk about something a little closer to home. Burn out. Our day to day lives are wearing us down. We're living life tethered. … [Read more...]

Twilight Prayers

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Sometimes I suddenly wake up in the middle of the night. Wide awake. I stare out my window at the fading stars and wonder if there's a reason. Occasionally, someone's name will be on the tip of my tongue, as if placed there on the edge of an unfinished dream. It could be a good friend or a person I haven't heard from in years. But, I often … [Read more...]