Being Real about Insecurities in Motherhood

I completely lost it today. In a moment of stressful madness as we were running late, dealing with miscommunication, and some unexpected chaos, I hurried kids out the door. The first kid sprinted out the front screen door and the second trailed close behind, running right into the slamming screen door. Smack! Shock. Cut cheek.…

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Art Therapy: Pockets of Peace during the Struggles

This post is for anyone just doing their best to survive. Who are keeping a brave, happy face even when times are unexpectedly cry-through-it tough. Especially for the moms, who try so painstakingly hard not to let their kids know how real the struggle is sometimes. These pictures are highlights from my day. They do…

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When The Gingerbread House Crumbles…

As the roof started sliding down, I could see by his furrowed eyebrows and frown he was getting frustrated.  Just five minutes earlier he had been excited and eager to put together his gingerbread house all by himself.  Now, as the roof feel and the side walls gave way though, he simply stepped back and…

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What I Never Knew I Had In Common With Elizabeth Smart

I know I haven’t taken many pictures or been writing much this week…at least it may not seem like it.  But I really have been!  In fact, I think it might be a record-breaking week as far as numbers of photos and words.  So here is a little peek at what has been keeping me…

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What I Never Knew I Had In Common With Elizabeth Smart

I know I haven’t taken many pictures or been writing much this week…at least it may not seem like it.  But I really have been!  In fact, I think it might be a record breaking week as far as numbers of photos and words.  So here is a little peak at what has been keeping…

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Whatever You Do, You Matter Most

I only want the best in lifeI’ll gladly let the rest pass byIt’s not a matter of the priceI just want what matters mostI’ll count each freckle on your faceBefore I count dollars or laceyDresses, those can be replacedI just want matters most Because you can’t take it with youOh, no there will be no…

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When Mom Melts Down She Asks for Mom

I could hardly see through my tears.  Since 10 o’clock the night before I had been trying to swing out of this darkness, but now it was 10 o’clock in the morning.  I couldn’t stay in bed forever.  The kids were going to need me.  I couldn’t keep calling and texting my husband.  He couldn’t…

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My 6 Favorite Unplanned Photos with My Super Heroes

Recently (like, 6 months ago!) we did a photo shoot to get some new family photos for my blog and upcoming CD and book releases.  Like all our portraits, my daughter was very particular about her outfit in an adorable, quirky way, my boys were playing more than they were focusing on staying tidy, and…

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I Hope You Dance…Sammy

Today was all about teaching and I’m thankful for that.  I’m so glad I get to see my kids grow. It’s not always easy.  It’s quick!  All I had was my cell phone to snap these moments today! But I HAD to… Sammy hasn’t come to dance with me for months, but we decided to…

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Moving On…Within

It’s a little belated to be sharing this, but I wanted to make sure it was here since I’ve spent a lot of time writing here about my Dad.  Here was my TBT and Facebook status on Christmas…and some closure…well, at least as much as is humanly possible when your heart is still open… TBT…

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