Joyfully, Jude

It was around Christmastime in 2015 that we agreed we were going to try for a third child, a decision that was the result of a conversation during one of the most tumultuous times in our lives and marriage. We had just moved to Brentwood, TN right outside of Nashville and our home wasn’t even […]

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Healthish

At the beginning of the pandemic, I was diligent at making water a part of my daily routine. With no work travel, the need to stop and pee every 32 minutes was removed and the bathroom closest to our home office was mere steps away from our desks. My husband and I were working out […]

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MOTHERHOOD: THROUGH MY MOTHER’S EYES

On March 25th my mom celebrated a milestone – turning 70. In honor of this and the fact that Mother’s Day is tomorrow, I wanted to share our recent discussion around her journey of motherhood during her last visit to South Florida to spend time with me and my family. My Mom and I are […]

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Spring Forward

March in South Florida might be my favorite. A year ago the whole world was shutting down and I distinctly remember my husband and I having a conversation about how fortunate we felt that this was the climate in which we “had” to be locked down in – because this time of year here is […]

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To My Father, With Love

It’s been three years since my father passed away and there truly isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think of him and miss him. Yesterday, February 5, 2021 marked his third heavenly birthday. I spent most of the day – in between my work – living in my head and conjuring up […]

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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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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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