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The screams my 5 year old produces are the same whether someone is picking on him, he feels neglected, or he breaks a bone. But as we were reminded this week, sometimes those screams are serious, and there’s nothing like a trip to the ER to bring a family together.

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The power of no

September 13, 2013

One of the first words kids learn is “no” because they hear it all the time. No… Don’t touch the hot stove. No… Don’t lick the toilet. No… Don’t each that much candy. No… Don’t scream inside the house. No… Don’t slide down the carpeted stairs naked on your stomach while carrying  a pair of […]

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I am SAHM: A mom’s reflection

September 6, 2013

With my youngest starting Kindergarten (happy dance!!), I’ve found myself reflecting a lot on the stay-at-home mom gig that I’ve had for the last 10 years. As a college-educated woman who left a career for full-time mothering, there are a few things I wish someone had told me so I could’ve truly weighed this decision. […]

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Fiction Short: Latte Love

July 2, 2013

By request, here is another free flash fiction romance. You can read more samples in my Short Fiction section. Enjoy!   As Sara focused on writing another email rant, she was oblivious to the other coffee connoisseurs. She copied and pasted, “Please pay the remaining balance within 14 days so no further action is necessary.” […]

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Preschool Casanova

June 21, 2013

Sometimes my 5-year-old concerns me. Okay, honestly my youngest always concerns me. Between drawing on walls, faking tears at the drop of a hat, smiling during discipline, and having to constantly test his limits; I often wonder where his destiny lies. And then, he pulls a stunt like he did yesterday. Tweet

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Guest post: Lent for a non-Catholic

February 26, 2013
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Please check out my guest post for Shawn Small Stories called “It’s Not Just a Catholic Thang.” This is a light-hearted look at this non-Catholic’s observance of Lent. I will check the site often, and I’d love to read your feedback.   Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates. Tweet

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Fiction Short: Falling Into Love

August 21, 2012
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After 15 minutes of floundering around like a giraffe on ice, I decided it was now or never. If I was going to tackle the hill, I had to do it before my nerve abandoned me. I sat on the bench and waited for the walkway to clear, and then I took off. My arms […]

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