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Hooked on Holiday Movies 2019!

Hooked on Holiday Movies 2019!

We're baaaackkkkk! I know. It's Halloween. I'm currently frantically making costumes fit over snowsuits (if you live in the Midwest you know what I'm talking about) and handing out candy. . . while waiting for the kids to go to bed so I can turn on a Christmas movie....

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What I’ve Gained From Losing 53 lbs

What I’ve Gained From Losing 53 lbs

Over the past eighteen months, I’ve lost 53 lbs. I’ve lost an entire Josie off my body, if you will. Yep, she's five and weighs 53 lbs. Pretty astonishing to think of in those terms. But I’ve gained so much more than the extra weight I’ve lost. Last week, my little...

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Their Perspective From the Floor

Their Perspective From the Floor

My 3yo climbed into my lap at the bottom of the stairs. I’m thick in the snuggling years and I’m here for it. She needed some loves and while getting them, her big sister said, “Oh you guys are so cute! You should take a selfie. Where is your phone? I will take it.”...

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On That Which Goes Unspoken

On That Which Goes Unspoken

Usually on Mother's Day weekend, I re-post a piece I wrote several years ago, in which I celebrate 'the other mothers'. The ones who understand loss, longing, and deepest pain. These are the mothers who are heavy on my heart as this complicated holiday rolls around,...

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The 2018 Hooked on Holiday Movies Bundle is Here!

The 2018 Hooked on Holiday Movies Bundle is Here!

I know. We haven't even picked through our kids' Halloween candy yet. But the holiday movie season is here. Believe it or not, the Hallmark Channel aired its first holiday movie last weekend, on the final Saturday of October. And throughout the next eight weeks, as we...

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Introducing… my new book.

Introducing… my new book.

I wrote another book. It's been as much a surprise to me as it may be to you, and it's done. In my hands. ANOTHER BOOK. It's my favorite project yet. I was so excited when we picked it up today that I dragged my whole family to our favorite little lake to take...

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