What my daughter taught me about body shaming

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Some of the most important things I’ve ever learned, I learned from my kids. They may not know that they are teaching me, but when my eyes are open and my heart is tuned toward their hearts, I learn. A lot. A few months back, I was getting ready for summer. Yes, it’s Florida. I… Read More

How a friend’s adoption journey has shaped my family

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Avery and Charlotte have been friends their whole lives. They simply do not know life without the other in it. When I was pregnant with Avery, my long-time friend Michelle was also preparing for her little girl, but our preparations looked different. I knew that Avery would be born sometime in December and that she’d… Read More

The courage to disappoint

You need to live a smaller life. That is what I felt God telling me this morning as I got still and quiet for the first time in a long time. I need to live a smaller life? What does that even mean? That was my first reaction. But actually, I know what it means…. Read More

Why I don’t make my kids eat their veggies

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I don’t force my kids to eat their vegetables. In fact, I don’t force them to eat anything, really. This isn’t out of laziness, and it’s not because I don’t place healthful eating habits near the top of the list of things I want to teach my children. It’s because I don’t believe that strategy… Read More