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How to Potty Train

May 18, 2018

How to Potty Train: a reverse method   Hallelujah! After 10 years with at least one kid in diapers, we are free. In fact, we just took our first road trip with no diaper bag and let me tell ya, it was glorious! I potty trained my fourth kid the same as my first, second […]

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This Thing Called Home (the book)

The glass is refillable.

May 5, 2018

I had a true stop in my tracks moment when I heard this for the first time. “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full, miss the point. The glass is refillable.” (source unknown) How many times have I thought about the world being divided in two: pessimists and optimists? How […]

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When Your Kids Have to Wipe Your Tears

January 14, 2018

There I was curled up in the chair, tears streaming down. A certain five year old came, cupped my face and said, “It’s ok, Mommy.” She ran for a box of tissues and emptied it one by one on my lap. The tears flowed seamlessly for awhile as she sat and wrapped her Kindergarten arms around […]

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Parenting

The problem with January 11th (Do moms even get to have resolutions?)

January 12, 2018

  One of my goals two years ago was to revamp my morning routine. I was going to win my day by getting up early, enjoying the quiet, having a shower before any little ones could wake me up with a “Mommy, Mommy.” So I did all the right things. Made my list and checked […]

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Why resolutions never work.

January 9, 2018

Resolutions never work. Ok, I guess that’s a gross generalization. Resolutions rarely work. Why? Change doesn’t care about the calendar. Change is an inside job. There is absolutely nothing magical about January 1st. You can start every morning knowing that something could change- if you wanted it to, whether it is January 1st or 17th or […]

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This Thing Called Home (the book)

That one time I gave Joanna Gaines a copy of my book…

January 7, 2018

Here’s the story. On Saturday I went to Magnolia and I was just a regular shopper. The weather was perfect, the whole place absolutely as charming as you might expect. Then, I saw it. The perfect special something for me to buy. I almost choked up it was so sweet. It is a small roll of […]

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