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Postpartum Depression Support and Forgiveness

I walked into my office today and someone left an article on my desk published by the Hartford Currant on Postpartum Depression (PPD). Many mothers have a hard time adjusting to motherhood and feel guilty because it isn’t all happiness that everyone else seems to...

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12 Amazing Reasons Why Dogs Are Good to Help Raise Children

Dogs are lovable, caring as well as smart and intelligent. They are favored pets by single people as well as the elderly because they provide companionship and are very good listeners. Pet owners talk to their dogs and while they do not talk back, they are able to...

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Puberty and Self-Discovery

If I could give my daughter three things, it would be: the confidence to always know her self worth, the strength to chase her dreams and the ability to know how truly, deeply loved she is. It is winter break for both of my girls and with the excitement of Christmas...

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Reading to Your Unborn Baby

Children reap great benefits from parents who begin reading to them from birth on.  Exposure to books develops language, word and picture recognition, and creates a positive bond between parent and child.  Reading that is started early provides relaxation before...

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Post-Election Peace for Mamas

Today, more than ever I find myself staring into my mobile screen or IPad, texting, checking email, social media and the news. The news streams are endless and even scary in the last few weeks before the elections. After the elections, they are so driven by anger and...

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Panic to Peace

That cold winters evening. The roaring pellet stove warming the house. I had just returned from work and quickly threw some leftovers on the table for dinner. Mickey Mouse was keeping my two little girls busy while I was folding my 5 plus loads of laundry. It had been...

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Finding Joy Through the Pain of Autism

There were times when my days seemed endless and I felt trapped. Living in what appeared to be a constant state of crisis management – always waiting for the other foot to drop. Constantly, vigilantly on the lookout for triggers, for potential meltdown material. My...

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Created in Love

This week has been many hours of writing for me. I have poured my heart and soul into all the words that I have written and have reflected in my journal entries all the emotions that have risen to the surface. I had a beautiful opportunity to write for an incredible...

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Big Girl, Little Tot and Security

September is here! Happy new school year! (I am clearly not excited at all LOL). My oldest daughter started fourth grade this week and watching my big girl get ready on the first day was a little emotional for me, as it always is. Each year her morning routine seems...

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Befriending Motherhood

A Mother’s love is a reflection of God’s Love” Isaiah 66:13 When I birthed my oldest daughter Lillian, now nearly ten years old, it was probably one of the most intense experiences of my life; becoming a brand new mother for the very first time. I was young, just...

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Forgive Yourself

Forgiveness.  A word we hear a LOT. Today I am thinking about this word and just how I got myself to finally forgive. What is forgiveness? Well, by definition according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to forgive means “to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has...

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My Darling…Just Be

There are a lot of ways people try and help you when you have a loss. Often times, it is difficult for them to say the right words, especially with the loss of your baby. When I first lost my son, I heard many things from people around me to help me cope. I felt lost...

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Break the Silence

The other day I took my two girls for a swim at the local pool we belong to. It was scorching hot outside and despite the fact that I was chasing my one-year-old, Layla in the baby pool, we were both still somehow sweating. My older daughter, Lillian was in the big...

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Grief Through My Daughter’s Eyes

Oh Lillian, my brave and heroic first born. “Today Layla turns one!” I excitedly exclaimed to my older daughter, Lillian (age 9) as I came down the stairs, holding my Rainbow baby birthday girl. I already had her dressed in her first birthday pink and purple tutu and...

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Find Your Soul Freedom

Prayers to Sophia by Joyce Rupp I want to remember my inner wings. I want to soar free under the welcoming sky of personal freedom. Winged One, Free One, enter my imprisoned self. Break the bonds that clasp my spirit. Whisper in my soul’s ear: Wings, wings, remember...

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Gratitude Can Change Your Life

Finding Gratitude Even During the Hardest Moments…. Last Sunday my mother said goodbye to a congregation that she had served as an interim pastor for 18 months.  The day was filled with celebration of her work together and they had become a congregation that she was...

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Morning Sickness

For all Moms-to-Be-Here is the Nourishment You Need! First let me say that as a Momma who is a three-time HG survivor, “morning sickness” is different. HG otherwise known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum is “Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting...

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