My Life’s Work: An International Journey of Serving and Motherhood

I will never forget that moment sitting on the exam table and attempting to process the words from the doctor. “Oh wow we haven’t had a set of identical twins in years! Congrats!” My IVF journey had been anything but typical. Despite being healthy and young, my first retrieval only yielded 4 embryos and just […]

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Stop Telling Moms What to Do During a Global Pandemic

Women – specifically moms – are leaving the workforce in record numbers as the Covid-19 global health pandemic rages on. It’s now been deemed a national crisis and framed by media as “shocking,” “devastating,” and “a trend that could set women back decades.” You know what else is setting moms back decades? People telling us […]

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2020 Vision for 2021: MINDSET

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes” Charles Swindoll famously wrote the above in his poem, Attitude, and if there was ever a way to sum up the circus show of a […]

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SELF-DISCIPLINE ON STEROIDS

Six years ago I had my first child, a sweet baby boy. We planned for him, prayed for him, and were in love with him immediately after he was born. My son was a good baby, a really good baby. I still had difficulty just like anyone else, but for the most part he did […]

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CODE RED

How ironic this picture showed up today on my Facebook memories because yesterday we got a dose of reality. That the innocence my post from five years ago mentions, is something that as parents you come to terms with being lost; the innocence of children to be able to live freely without worry. To embrace […]

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T-H-I-R-T-Y. N-I-N-E

Friday, January 8th, was the best. From the sweetest birthday messages, phone calls and texts from family and friends, LinkedIn connections, Facebook and of course my Instagram family, to the surprise girls trip over the weekend from my wonderful husband- it was truly a special day to get the privilege to celebrate. I used to […]

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SET INTENTIONS. NOT RESOLUTIONS: MY NO SHOPPING CHALLENGE EXPERIENCE

The title of this piece is printed on one of my favorite Calia by Carrie workout tops that I purchased in December of 2019 as I began to think about how I wanted to approach 2020. Every year I pick a word that defines what it is I am working towards achieving in multiple aspects […]

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A DIFFERENT WAY TO THINK ABOUT WORKING MOTHERHOOD

What if it were completely possible to be a working mom and no longer feel stressed out? What if feeling stressed out was actually a choice, rather than a requirement of working motherhood? When I first asked myself those questions last year, I was not yet ready to believe them. At the time, I had […]

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Intentional Plans. Unpredicted Outcomes

One month from today I will be thirty-nine. It didn’t hit me until this afternoon when I was thinking about this year and how challenging yet how wonderful it has been. I had incredibly high hopes for this year and even penned those hopes in a piece titled, This is…38, where I detailed 38 intentions […]

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SURVIVING MOTHERHOOD

Hey mama, let me ask you a question…In those dark moments of motherhood, have you ever wished there was a non-judgmental, objective and open-minded person that could tell you that everything is going to be ok? I certainly did and still do. After all those years in school, two engineering degrees and an MBA with […]

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