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Code yellow

Code Yellow

I was sitting at a work lunch when my phone rang. My daughter’s school was calling. I thought it was the nurse’s office because that morning she said her stomach had been hurting. On the second ring my mind jumped to a very dark place. I thought her school was under attack. In the moment, […]

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Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Every time I check the mail, I feel the anxiety coming. When I look at the phone and see an unknown number. Around the 5th of the month when rent is due… it’s the anxiety of an unknown expense, a bill collector, an increase in a payment. You see we live paycheck to paycheck. We […]

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Facing cancer this christmas

Facing Cancer this Christmas

There are moments in this life that stop you in your tracks. They shift your universe and make you start evaluating everything around you. One of these moments happened to our family last month, and I am grateful that it’s given us the opportunity to look at what is important and “cut the fat” from […]

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an open letter to my birth mom

An Open Letter to my Birth Mom

Dear Birth Mom, It’s National Adoption Month, so I thought I would take a moment and talk to you. To think about you. In a world that is full of orphanages, group homes, and foster care, you, Birth Mom, might get lost in the shuffle. You are easily forgotten. But not today. Today, you are […]

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Steps for dealing with disappointment

Steps for Dealing with Disappointment

I was listening to the radio the other day and the hosts were talking about what they wished they could still get away with as adults that they could as kids. One host responded that he wished he could still get away with throwing temper tantrums. And really, don’t we all? I mean, who hasn’t […]

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