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why I’ve not been blogging lately + something I’m proud of

How is it almost Fourth of July?! No seriously…how is that possible?! I don’t know if you’re like me, but though it’s so very fun having the kids all home for summer…I’m struggling to get anything done! But that has meant being a little inconsistent with blogging. It’s such a blessing to rest within a group […]

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balance amidst the busy

Hey friends! I’m over at Glow:Live as Light today. Here’s a little teaser of the post! xo As I sit at my desk in the kitchen, attempting to work, I watch through the window as our preschool-aged girls play in the backyard. In a gentle, rhythm-like cadence—almost hypnotizing—their dark little knees pump as they go […]

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adopting older kids + hilarious stories

We had a big downpour here in Denver a few weeks ago. It made me homesick for Seattle while playing in the chilly grey day with (another) cup of coffee warming my hands. Rain, shine, or snow, we walk to school. We’re kind of like the US Postal Service like that. Walking home from taking Laith […]

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A letter to Ben on our 9th Anniversary

I remember one singular thing about our pre-marital counseling. Our friend and pastor told us, “You can tell a woman is loved well, simply by looking into her eyes.” That’s always stayed with me and as I’ve met with girlfriends new and old, I sometimes look into their eyes and see it. More than anything […]

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how to be a safe place for your kids to make mistakes

Last night I made a mistake…the kind of mistake where I’m still shaking my head thinking, “how could I have been that dumb?!” It rained most the day yesterday. It was one of those grey, stormy autumn Sundays where you stay inside, enjoying the warmth and coziness with a big cup of cocoa. The kind where […]

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