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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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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Motherhood My Way

When my husband and I announced our pregnancy with Atlas, we received so much love and congratulations. It felt amazing for our tribe to band together in support of Derek and I taking this next step in building our family. It was a dream come true. Alongside those congratulatory remarks came many comments declaring that […]

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Managing Motherhood

When I started this blog – I was at a point in my career journey where I was dealing with a lot of challenges and difficult moments, moments I’d never experienced before. Ultimately they laid the path for this blog to become a reality, and writing about my journey of being a mom in the […]

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Meet Me at the Barre

Eight Weeks. I recently finished the Barre Blend Program I started eight weeks ago as the Coronavirus was starting to settle in and halt our lives as we know them. Aligning this program with a global pandemic was not on my list of intentions for this year but ultimately it did align – very complimentary […]

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This is…38

T•H•I•R•T•Y-E•I•G•H•T Today, January 8th, is my Birthday. Until the past couple of years, I’d never enjoyed celebrating my Birthday. It was just another day to me…one I didn’t really want to acknowledge – and not necessarily because I was getting older, which now is most definitely the case. But, no. As much as I put […]

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Best Nine

Every year Instagram has this fabulous way of showing you how great, or maybe not so great, your year was by pulling the Best Nine or Top Nine photos from your feed based on the number of likes they each received. I pull mine every year as a way to look back at the “big” […]

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we are our own worst enemy

  I love witnessing my own perspective and approach to life shift as I get older and spend more time experiencing life; learning new things and embracing new ideas. When I set out to write this post, it was several weeks ago and was born out of something I had experienced working an event for my […]

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Spitfire

A great stylist can change your life. My hair is my security blanket.  It covers my ‘melons’ making me feel less subconscious about their size (from an earlier post – so go read it if you haven’t) and it’s one of my most favorite features. If it weren’t for the men and women who have cared for, […]

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Another year. Another journey.

This has been a year in the making. With each new year comes the obligatory resolutions: eat less, eat healthier, exercise more, go to church regularly, be nicer, love more, spend more time with family, travel…seriously, the list goes on and on. I don’t typically do resolutions because – let’s be honest – it sets […]

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