You are not a burden.

NO ONE AROUND HERE EVER THINKS ABOUT WHAT I NEED OR WANT! Please, for the love of Target, tell me I am not the only one who has yelled this after a particularly difficult day. Bonus points if you also do this while angrily throwing dirty dishes in the sink. But the thing is, I […]

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Forgiveness.

(I initially posted this to Instagram but moved it here so I could edit it a little more) I had one of those moments as a mother today that you know you’re going to remember forever. Austen got dressed this morning and then came into tell me that she felt like she needed to be the […]

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Welcome.

We are going to call this a blog, even though those are apparently dying. If you want the new, cool thing- you should find yourself a podcast. This is my current favorite. I have toyed around with idea of having a blog. I actually had one a long time ago when Austen was a baby […]

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Co-parenting: It takes two

Early in my co-parenting journey, I heard a quote that redefined the way I viewed my relationship with my ex-husband. Glennon Doyle Melton said, “Just do the next right thing. One thing at a time. That’ll take you all the way home.” Often times, co-parenting means dealing with someone who has brought you tremendous pain […]

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The Challenges Of Co-Parenting

Of all the parts of my impending divorce that I dreaded, telling my daughter was the part I dreaded most. I was keenly aware that telling her would not be a one time sit-down, but a slow unraveling—a peeling back of layers as the years marched on. As she gets older, there are new questions—different […]

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