Pep Talk

Pep talks are usually my husband’s thing. He is great at encouraging and building up our boys before and during games. I am usually more concerned that they have the right socks and if they remembered their belt, oh and did someone grab that helmet? But right now I am talking about a different type of pep talk, and it is directed at myself. Last week a friend of mine sent me a message saying she had quit her job and was officially starting her journey as a stay at home mom. She knew I was a stay at home […]

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Decade Friends: Friends in Different Stages of Life

I was never that girl who had a big group of girlfriends I belonged to. I played multiple sports year around in high school and would bond with my teammates for sure, but off the court or off the field I really only hung out with two girlfriends through high school, and those same two through college. The three of us together mostly hung out with groups of guys. That was just how it seemed to work for me. I don’t like drama and I am terrible at confrontation so the idea of living in a house with a bunch […]

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Are we home yet?

“So where are you from?” Simple question right? We hear it all the time in our daily conversations and its one of the first things we ask when meeting someone new and most of the time we are only asking out of habit. Do we really even care where this person is from? And are they asking where I am from or where I call home? Cause that is different right? But let me pause right there for a second. I am an over-thinker, if that is even a word. Things that should be so simple I tend to wrestle […]

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An Awkward Hug: Our Story

It was a banquet type dinning hall packed with 600+ high school kids, their fearless leaders, and camp staff members. The music was concert-like blasting, the program directors were pumping up the crowd, and those high schoolers were jumping out of their seats waiting for dinner to be served. If you have never been to a Young Life summer camp, you are missing out, but that is another story for another time. The pre dinner chaos was in full swing when for a split second, through the crowd, I made eye contact with the camp camera guy at the opposite […]

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