When Nursing Doesn’t Feel Natural

Let’s talk about breastfeeding. Everyone knows that nursing is healthy for both moms and babies. We’re told it provides nature’s perfect food for infants. Hell, even the formula labels tell us so. It’s believed to be the most natural thing in the world.   Except when it’s not. And for me, it wasn’t. Before I…
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Blessings From My “Fun Dad”

This Monday, the man who I affectionately referred to as my “Fun Dad” left this world to be with his Lord. Lyle was so many things to so many people and as I’ve spent this week reflecting on the blessings I came to know from his presence in my life, I decided to honor his…
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Say No To Mom Guilt

I absolutely love to hear stories from other moms or families about the daily crap we all struggle with. It not only makes me feel more normal, but I know it helps other moms out, too. I have a dear friend, who’s actually the husband in this relationship, and he shared the following story with…
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Fair Doesn’t Always Mean Equal

So the newest phrase I hear at least several times a day at my house is: “It’s NOT fair!” This is from the mouth of my sweet and super sensitive 4 year old. This is also a new thing. He hasn’t always been so big fairness, and least not so vocally. The interesting part was…
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The Lost Art Of A Heart-Felt Thank You

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of hearing, for a second time, the author of the book, “The Richest Man in Town”. He had offered the talk to students in grades 5-12 from our high school earlier in the afternoon and the evening session was for our entire community. Just as he did 5…
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