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Why I will never judge the condition of your home

Why I will never judge the condition of your home

My uncle toured the first floor of our home— which we spent hours tidying and cleaning even though it looked like we did NOTHING. He looked around, took everything in, and then he said something that stung a little. He was just being matter-of-fact and meant absolutely nothing by it, but to a busy, tired momma juggling an almost-toddler, running a business, and managing a household, his innocent words said A LOT.

“So basically your house is set up for kids and pets.”

Yup. Yep. Yes…. I guess it is. (Cue the lighthearted chuckle and the big “I’m totally fine with that conclusion” smile.) It’s true, after all.

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What you need to know about becoming a Mom

What you need to know about becoming a Mom

My own journey of blossoming into motherhood has been a barrel of surprises. I know you can relate; you simply don’t experience this phase of life without encountering a lot of the unexpected.

I was the woman who was determined to be prepared. My motto was to make all of the big decisions in advance when there was time to think them through and come to an educated conclusion (insert first chuckle at my naiveté).

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Be – YOU – tiful

Be – YOU – tiful

In a world full of ridiculous expectations, images, commercials, and entertainment brimming with what a woman should be, and an all but Godless culture, I can’t help but be a voice for true beauty. What if what we should be…. is ourselves?

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To My Baby Girl, Just Before Your First Birthday

To My Baby Girl, Just Before Your First Birthday

In five days you are turning one-year old and I can hardly believe it. They said this past year would go by fast and they were right. It’s amazing how time went from crawling when you were growing in my tummy to flying by once you were in my arms. They said to cherish it… soak in every second, and I have. We have shared (almost) every moment together and I have witnessed all of your “firsts.” It has been a holy and magical season of life. In fact, it’s a good thing I’m not trying to say these words out loud to you right now because I’m too choked up to speak.

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Mommy, Mommy What Do You See?

Mommy, Mommy What Do You See?

When I look in the mirror, I don’t always like what I see. I try to. But the truth is that the dark circles, crow’s feet, un-styled (let’s be honest, unwashed) hair, and piercing red stretch marks stare back at me and remind me of all my imperfections.

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10 Things Moms Everywhere Are Tired of Hearing

10 Things Moms Everywhere Are Tired of Hearing

I’m sure that “mommy advice” dates back to the Garden of Eden and all, but we’re getting a little out of hand– don’t you think? What’s a new mom to do when she’s given 6 completely contradictory opinions about how to do every-THING? Rather than feeling prepared and supported, new moms often feel judged and end up trying to figure it all out on their own.

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