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Homeless, Not Hopeless

October 12, 2018

I loaded the kids into the minivan and buckled them as quickly as I could. I didn’t want to get caught in the rain. It was an unusually cloudy day in early January, and I sensed a storm coming. North Texas is mostly sunny with a side of watch-out-there’s-a-crazy-hail-storm-or-tornado-on-its-way. If you live in Argyle, like […]

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Back to School Confession (from the mama who resists change)

July 30, 2018

Back to School Confession (From the Mama Who Resists Change) From one busy mama to another, I have a confession or two. Confession #1: I don’t like change. At all. I don’t like change because I’m a systemic thinker. I love predictability, routines, healthy habits. I’m really fine with eating at my favorite restaurants and […]

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In case you lose a kid at Disney, like I did.

June 13, 2018

I love sharing my life with you on Instagram. The little snipets of our days keep me feeling connected and real.  Did you catch my story about losing a kid? And, if you didn’t… I’ll recap it for you here. I had lots of messages from mommies asking me to detail how to train your […]

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Road trip game-changer: the hotel suitcase.

June 11, 2018

A cross-country road trip with four small children is no small feat. I used to say, “it’s so hard!” But, the more I harness each experience as an opportunity to improve, the hardness just melts away. Each little “problem” that makes ________ (fill in the blank) hard 9 times out of 10, has a real […]

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Brooke’s Speaking Samples

The Power of With

May 25, 2018

You know those sweet friends that push you past your limits? Thanks to those kind of friends, I said yes to something new and big this past week. Dear friends Pastor Dennis and Mia Lamar of The Bridge Church in Pasadena, CA invited me to teach during their month long series “She Speaks Truth”. While […]

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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. Rarely does a “method” of anything work for all four of our kids, […]

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