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Why I Quit Drinking

Around two years ago, I had an epiphany. I’ve written about my decision to quit drinking elsewhere, but it’s time to talk about it here. My first child made her way into the world when I was 20 years old. My second child was born a week before my 22nd birthday. I was homeschooled as…

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It’s Time to Show Yourself Some Tough Love


My kids will tell you that I am a “tough love” kind of mom. They’ll probably tell you other things, but you can’t believe everything you hear (unless it’s good stuff. Believe the good stuff). I don’t play with excuses. Whining is not allowed. Feeling sorry for yourself is not tolerated. Of course, I do…

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4 Life Lessons I Learned the Hard Way


3 years ago today, my world came crashing down. 3 years ago today, the blinders were ripped from my eyes. I still had a long way to go before I let God clear the scales off my eyes completely, but it started 3 years ago. When my entire world crashed down, I didn’t know what…

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I’m Alive

alive responsibility

I’m learning what it means to be alive. Truly alive. Personal responsibility is something that I value tremendously in myself, as well as in every relationship in my life. I don’t connect very well with those who don’t hold themselves accountable for their behavior. So, it makes sense that I haven’t even connected with myself in the past, due…

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