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Help, my husband keeps messing up my perfect house. Now what?

September 5, 2017

Mmhmm.   I hear ya. You worked hard to tidy up and you feel really proud of yourself.   My grandma always said, “Train your kids and love your husband.” And, it’s not the other way around. Ouch. Chew on that for a sec. Sometimes, tidy mama’s fall into the trap of wanting to make […]

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How curious moms learn to solve problems…

July 28, 2017

Curiosity. Yes, the asking of questions, the wondering how things work and why, the willingness to see life from a different angle or shift a part that can move… this act of being curious and asking myself better questions is changing the way I talk to myself and help guide other moms into solving their own problems. DREAD We […]

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“HELP! My home is pure chaos.” My conversation with an overwhelmed mom.

July 26, 2017

Q: HELP! My home is pure chaos. A: Ok, ok. Breathe. I got you. Can you tell me what kind of chaos?  Q: I have no idea. A: Ok, let me ask it this way. (Multiple choice, shall we?) Is the chaos environmental? Or relational?  Q: Do I have to pick just one? A: Ha! […]

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Why Moms Need Solution-based Connection

June 19, 2017

One year, I wanted to meet other moms. I joined a young moms group for the connection. Every week, we would come together and report on life, basically. It was awful. I filtered tons of complaining. So sad. I shed real tears and wiped them on my sleeve. Why is this the way it is? The […]

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Why you should definitely compare.

June 14, 2017

Sometimes, I jump in there and stir the pot. Here I am again…asking you to to let me ramble on about a word or an idea. But, I think you’re used to trusting me more and I’m getting a little more used to not fearing your reactions. So….. let’s talk. I ALWAYS COMPARE I always […]

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An open letter to women on the greatness of smallness…

March 7, 2017

Dear Women, It’s exciting to think big. Big show. Big numbers and crowds. Big ideals and signs. Big sayings and values and big goals. Big opinions and resolve. But, have you forgotten that you can do small things with big love or big courage, big value, or big strength? You will be woo-ed by the […]

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