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  • Choosing Joy

    Nothing was going right. From the moment my youngest woke our entire house at the early hour of 5am, it had been one thing after another. The boys were arguing over toys, the puppy having accidents on the floor, and I spilled my coffee all over myself. Grumbling, I made extra coffee and attempted to wake my weary self. In moments like these, and in moments much harder than these, joy can seem like an unrealistic emotion. However, I have learned that having joy is different than being happy. 

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    September 5, 2016
  • 9 Action Steps to Take When You are Tired

    Today I am so excited to have Emily, from Morning Motivated Mom, sharing. Ever since I first came across her blog, I felt like we instantly connected. She has inspired me in many ways- especially with goals and being intentional with my time. Make sure to connect with her more HERE.

    We all have those days. When we are tired. Weary. Stressed. Frustrated. Struggling with patience.  I can keep the small every-day stresses in perspective. There are so many trials that would be worse: losing a loved one, losing our home, dealing with great sickness.  I still need to find ways to get out of a down moment or down day.

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    August 22, 2016
  • How to Let Go of Perfect

    Over the years, I realized that I had a deep struggle with perfection. As I became a mama, I knew I needed to let go of perfect, which is, of course, easier said than done. While I know this will be an ongoing journey, I am thankful to reflect and see the steps that have been taken so far. We may never fully conquer a struggle, but we can daily take steps in the right direction.

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    August 16, 2016