On the move this Christmas? How to make a home for the holidays…

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“We’re almost home!” my daughter texted me, letting me know she was on her way back from her friend’s house. We were visiting California for Thanksgiving and my husband Mike had just gone to pick her up. When I saw her text, I smiled. Because we weren’t actually home; we were staying in a hotel. […] Read more…

Even in the rain…

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“Are you okay to go if it rains?” My friend’s text pops up on my phone just before we’re supposed to go walking together. I look outside. Dark clouds hover where it was clear just minutes before. “Sure!” I text back. Even though I don’t hesitate when I answer, I have to admit, if I wasn’t […] Read more…

When women are brave…

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We sat there, laughing and nodding as we shared our stories and experiences around the long table. The warmth of the restaurant and evening lights matched the glow of the conversation taking place. We started out with generalities and small talk, but quickly, our voices turned to the significant and meaningful. Before dinner was even […] Read more…

This is why you should slow down today…

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Here’s another short video from my talk at the Better Together conference – about why you should slow down and not rush the journey. (Easier said than done sometimes, right?) The poem I share in the beginning was written by a 14-year-old, if you can believe it. His name is Jason Lehman and I was so struck […] Read more…

Short video from my keynote – How to love, for real (and how it makes you more joyful!)

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I just got some short video clips of my talk at the Better Together M.O.M. conference, and I’m excited to share this first one with you! (It’s about how letting your walls down, reaching out to others, and just being real can make YOU a more joyful person.) I hope you’re encouraged today! How to […] Read more…

What to do when the path to your dream takes a turn…

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When the song “Oceans” first came out several months ago, I listened to it nonstop. It was as if I was compelled to play it, again and again. I remember one morning, driving with my windows down and the volume up, singing… You call me out upon the waters, The great unknown, Where feet may fail. And […] Read more…

The best (and easiest) applesauce you’ll ever make

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With cooler weather approaching and fall just around the corner, I’m starting to look forward to making some warm, cozy recipes. And today I thought I’d share one of my favorites (that also happens to be a favorite with my kids). I got the recipe a few years ago, right in the middle of soccer […] Read more…

Here are some moms (with great parenting advice) you won’t want to miss!

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I’m excited to introduce you to the amazing women on my Finding Mommy Bliss team. These mamas have huge hearts, love encouraging others, and inspire me with their passion for parenting. I’ve loved getting to know them over the past few months–hearing their unique stories and experiences–and I know you will too! Here’s a little about […] Read more…