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A Lesson in Tenacity From My Daughter with Autism

Even though she is minimally verbal, my 9-year-old daughter Rachel can stick to a subject. For example, this year she decided she wanted to ride the special needs bus to…

Left or Right – “Mom” is a Common Sisterhood

Just a few short weeks ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wasn’t a household name.  But then this quite liberal, feminist-leaning, female leader in the public-policy arena said something so controversial – and…

Woman Thoughts Versus Mom Thoughts

Last week a friend of mine said to me, “I don’t know how to be happy.” That admission has caused me to pause and contemplate the reasoning behind such a shocking statement….

Mama, God Sees You In Your Overwhelm

If you could see me right now, things look a little different than they do on my Instagram account.   I’ve been wearing the same hoodie for the last two…

Please Talk To Your Kids About Race

In February of every year, we celebrate Black History Month. And over the last year, I feel like there have been more conversations happening than ever before about race in…

How To Show Your Kids What a Healthy Marriage Looks Like

If you haven’t heard yet, we’re doing something this year called 12 Ways to Connect With Your Kids in 2021.    It’s such a great resource for having just ONE…

The Best Kids Books for Black History Month

February is Black History Month here in the U.S, and in our house, that’s something we celebrate. Originally established as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month was created…

God Not Google

Where do you immediately turn when you need help? In this digital age, many of us grab our phone or computer.  We quickly Google a question to find out the…

The Beauty of Do-Overs

The second the words left my mouth, I knew I blew it. I had been working so hard to build trust with this little boy who had his heart broken…

Is Motherhood a Burden?

My thoughts lead me down a path that I do not believe I am intended to go, but the path stretches before me and elicits words my sinful heart aches…

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