I Started Feeling Fat When I Was Only Five-Years-Old

I Started Feeling Fat When I Was Only Five-Years-Old: From Body Shame to Body Positivity Today, I’m sharing reflections on my relationship with my body and my journey toward adopting a body positive mentality. The body positive movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, and for good reason. At long last, women […]

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Loving Our Refugee Neighbors

This past fall, we had the unique opportunity to host a refugee family for their first American Thanksgiving dinner. We were connected to this family through Treetops Collective, a local nonprofit that I’ve enjoyed volunteering for through social media consulting services. They asked me to write a guest blog post for their website that was […]

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A Birthday Letter to My Snowflake

A Birthday Letter to My Snowflake You know how people critique modern day parents because they obnoxiously think their kids are all special, unique “snowflakes?” They act like their child is God’s special gift to the world and it can be rather nauseating, don’t you think? And, honestly, how can every single child grow up […]

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The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 4

For the final installment in my “Surprises of Motherhood” series, I asked a fellow #boymom Eleanor Rooke to share what has been the biggest surprise for her in motherhood. I met Eleanor while we were undergrad students at Wheaton College and I wish I would have gotten to know this gem of a person better […]

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Today I am…

Today I am feeling like a bad mom. We are on day 12.5 of Christmas vacation. The boys fighting seems to be increasing as my patience is decreasing. Simply put, we are not coexisting very well together right now. I’m newly back into the full-time stay-at-home-mom gig and remembering just how hard this is. I’m […]

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Breathing in the Ordinary + Choosing Joy

It’s an ordinary Tuesday evening aside from the fact that we upped our Taco Tuesday game with steak tonight. I can hear Nick upstairs with the boys, bathing them, brushing their teeth and occasionally yelling, “stop hitting your brother!”. Now he’s finishing off the bedtime routine with some of his beloved made-up stories. Everson lives […]

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