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Photographic Depictions of Mamahood

Photography can be a powerful tool for depicting what life has to offer us.  This is insanely true for my photography loving soul.  This Mom's Day I wanted to vent my feelings on motherhood with less words than I normally spew out, so here's the result.  Some of these...

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Jen

Welcome Jen to In Her Shoes.  Jen's story is one that sends palpitations into every Mama heart and resonates with our truest intentions of protection and safe guarding our littles.  Jen spoke her story at a women's conference and the link for the video is also below....

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Molly

I'm honored to introduce all you lovelies to Molly.  Hers is a charming, thought provoking story of generational ties and true community being incorporated into daily, hourly, minute by minute life.  We're honored to have the opportunity to walk in her shoes today....

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DYING to Motherhood

August, 2015....My Rylan was starting 3rd grade in a week with a teacher who was completely naive to his intricacies, gifts, and nuances and my husband wanted to play racquetball?  My long overdue unpolished, chippy finger nails were frantically spelling out detailed...

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Peace of Home Launch

One of my besties, Dara, and I are kick starting an exciting new venture.  After renovating my new abode together and receiving a tempting offer to work with a local realtor, we decided to team up and launch an interior design, home organization, and staging business....

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Getting Older

It's me. It really is.  I didn't lose my ability to write, although it might seem that way since I haven't posted anything since June. Disgusting, I know.  Trust me, my soul feels the pain.  What happened to me?  Well, my first summer as a SAHM hit with vengeance and...

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Perspective Only He Could Offer

My son stops me in my tracks often.  We know his brain contemplates the world in ways that don't come natural to us.  Like so many kids, he can dissect concepts and events in ways that drop our jaws and leave us speechless.  I don't always summarize conversations like...

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Bittersweet

In November, 2013 I venture my way to a writing retreat, The Haven, in New Mexico.  We couldn't afford it, but Tim understood that I couldn't afford NOT to go.  This trip was my kick off to the writing world, which now looks much different than we anticipated.  That's...

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One Chance

I have 6 books piled on the 1920's chippy farmhouse armoire in my office, waiting to be blogged on.  They've been glaring at me actually.  That's how I decompress after reading something that causes me to break out a highlighter.  If a book doesn't require...

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Sunburned

We're currently on vaca at South Padre Island in Texas with my husband's immediate family.  It's serene in every way.  The weather is a perfect blend of sun, cloud cover, and breeze, we're sun kissed, overtired in the best kind of way, and eating until our heart's...

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Concrete

When I put myself in a place that brings inner zen and the feeling that all is right with the world, it's a farm in the middle of nowhere.  It's Uncle Phil and Aunt Katy's farm outside Seattle specifically.  It's Tim's company's ranch in Wyoming.  It's a mountain...

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Spiritual Parenting

There's always room for improvement in our parenting methods right?  I have yet to meet someone who has all their parenting ducks in a neat and tidy row, despite how confident they might appear.  It's not possible to have it all figured out.  And when you look at it...

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Labels – Yuck and Unavoidable

My handsome husband sent me this article a while back and I finally sat down and dove in.  It's like someone moved into my 5'10" frame and told their story through my hands.  Not every detail is symmetrical, as Rylan would say, but it's a window into how we feel. It...

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ADD at its Finest

It's been an ADD heavy weekend.  Maybe because we're on the tail end of Spring Break.  Maybe it's a lack of sleep or too much sleep or not enough restful sleep.  Maybe it's the cosmic forces looming over us.  We don't pretend to know.  The less structure, the more our...

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