Friendly Reminder

FRIENDLY REMINDER: You should REALLY get your skin checked for cancer! If you’re anything like me: a young child of the 80’s who grew up thinking sunscreen was for wimps and hippies, a teen

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Shame

Something the ego hates? SHAME. And guess what? The bigger the ego, the more shame that resides in that person. Shame feels HARD, right? It feels SCARY. It feels VULNERABLE. And it feels VERY much like

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The Anxious Road

It’s been a while since we chatted about anxiety, and in my world, a lot has changed. After Reidar, my 4th kiddo, came into this world, I finally opened myself to the idea of getting on anxiety meds.

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Raising a Male Gymnast

When I tell people my son is a competitive gymnast, the reaction is almost always the same. Raised eyebrows, a deep breath, then “WOW! How did he get into that?” Whether he is present with me at the

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Deep Breaths

Deep breaths, mamas. We got this. Yesterday my anxiety (which has been mostly at bay for the past 3 months!) kicked in to high gear. I love schedules that include me having time & space to think &

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Dog Foster Mom

I’ve been a dog-foster mom for over a year now, and helped save 39 dogs in that time. I remember the day I got each one of these dogs, the condition they were in, their personalities, when and how we

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A Return to Me

My apologies for the long blog hiatus. Thank you for giving me grace while I was consumed by mom-life, dog-foster-mom-life, and the other countless pieces of life that were prioritized above me blogging.

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Government Shutdown & Bullies

Today my husband *SHOULD* have been paid for the last two weeks he worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Government, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. But he didn’t

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Back to School Tips!

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS!!! Moms–are you having CrAzY mornings?! Yelling, frustrated, tears?! Take these tips from this mama of 4 who has to get 2 kids out the door (at different times) to make your mornings

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FYI….

Beachbody isn’t: *earning 7 figures in 2 years. *full time hours slaving away late into the night and on the weekends. *tanned, lean bodies partying on the beach. *under-weight 20-somethings promoting

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