encouragement

Over at The Mom Initiative

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I’m so honored to be part of the mom team over at The Mom Initiative!     It’s an amazing group of women, and it’s a great site, filled with all kinds of resources for moms. I’m over there today sharing a story about what happened to one of my neighbor’s daughters and how it […] Read more…

A Man Named Ted…

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*Post originally published in 2009 and in the book Kirtsy Takes a Bow – A Celebration of Women’s Online Favorites. There’s a man named Ted who lives in a senior home near our house. I’ve only met him once, but he’s had a place in my heart ever since. I first saw him about a […] Read more…

Featured at Mamapedia Voices!

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Being a happy mom isn’t about sailing through motherhood. It’s not about having it all together or having the best kids. And it’s not about perfection. Motherhood can be chaotic, stressful, and complicated. There are temper tantrums and sibling squabbles. There is self-doubt and frustration, fear and uncertainty. But there is also laughter and love… […] Read more…

One woman’s gift: A story about what happened at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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Every year, we do the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with my mother-in-law, a breast cancer survivor. Here’s a picture of us before the race a couple of years ago: Most of Mike’s family was there that day, along with our kids. It was an incredibly inspiring morning. And in the middle of thousands of […] Read more…

He Heard Hannah

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*There’s a giveaway at the end of this, so don’t leave without entering to win! When I first heard from Lynnette Kraft (she’s a friend of my friend Joanne Kraft) and learned about her book and the story behind it, I was taken aback. Here was a woman—a beautiful, vivacious woman who seemed so filled […] Read more…