On Being Strong…

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An open letter to my two daughters who continually point me to the source of my strength

My Darling Daughters,

You see it declared on itty bitty pink onesies and women’s t-shirts everywhere. Bumper stickers, billboards, commercials, song lyrics, and memes (so.many.memes.)—they all flex their girl power muscles. A deafening chorus rings out from every corner of our society: GIRL, YOU ARE STRONG! [Read more…]

The Danger of Barely Hanging On {Give-Away Winner Announced!}

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{Check out Lauren’s awesome words of encouragement below and then see who won our March Book Bundle Give-Away!}

Sparks flew from a nearby electrical socket. The room suddenly became pitch black, the air conditioner fell silent, and the stench of something burnt filled the air.

We had arrived in our hotel room around midnight – tired, exhausted, and eager to get some sleep. As each family member scrambled to get ready for bed, I quickly flipped open the top of my suitcase, allowing it to fall softly against the wall. And when I did, the sparks began to fly! [Read more…]