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Birth Story for our Second Born on his First Birthday

Tomorrow my littlest little turns one year old. I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday that he was born. As I sit here, reflecting the past 12 months, it occurs to me that I never wrote a…

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24 Hours in Nashville: An Impromptu Sisters Trip

Two weekends ago I ventured on my first solo trip away from my babies. My sisters were working together to photograph a wedding in Nashville that Saturday afternoon. So we planned an impromptu sister trip on the front end of…

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Transition Time: Helping your family “change gears” together peacefully

As a stay-at-home-mama to two young boys, I get a daily crash course in the importance of smooth transitions. Transitioning from one activity to another, especially ones that my kids do not enjoy, can quickly generate a lot of negativity…

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Why I Started a Virtual Book Club

I have gotten a lot out of every book club I’ve ever been in. Most importantly, the opportunity to create genuine lasting friendships throughout the course of my life. Over the past two decades, moving across state lines three different…

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Writing: The Key to Redefining Self

The year I participated in Duke’s Summer Camp for Young Writers I learned a few interesting lessons about redefining yourself and first impressions. First of all, you might be surprised how many people think of the movie “Deliverance” when they…

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