Holiday Gift Guide

One of my very favorite things at this time each year is finding Gift Guides that Give Back. Several of my favorite leaders make them and I am HEAR FOR IT!! I search social media; read blog posts; listen to podcasts; look all the places for them. For the last several years, I’ve tried to […]

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My Story

I don’t think a whole lot about my cancer story much. A friend of mine called me a “breast cancer survivor” in the dentist office a few weeks ago and it was a surreal moment – almost jolting, to be honest.. About an hour later, those words were still running through my mind and I finally thought, “Yeah, I guess […]

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I spent last night with the people in this picture. And it was the kind of night that keeps me going. We laughed; talked too loud; ate good food; said 100 words when 10 would do; told complaining kids to “Go tell your dad!”; got a little out of control; got reeled back in by the […]

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“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing […]

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One Year Later

My five year old had his graduation from Little Friends Preschool tonight. He was an adorable wrestling octopus and we took pictures and videos to cherish and laugh at for years. Last year, I attended this same program for his promotion from the 4 year old class after scheduling a mammogram that I somehow already […]

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Hey There, Mama

This is an article I wrote for my local newspaper, the Andalusia Star News to shine a light on Autism Awaremess Month. April is Autism Awareness Month and in our family, we Light It Up Blue big time. My son was three the first time we heard the doctor say the word autism. I could […]

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The day after I received my cancer diagnosis, my friend (and five year survivor) told me that when people asked her, “How are you?” she always answered, “I’m well.” She had copied that from another friend and found it helpful.  She believed she had found strength in speaking those words into being.  I copied it from […]

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