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Stewarding Your Influence

Every now and then I teach online classes through The Influence Network. I love this group of women who are committed to using their online lives for good. THIS THURSDAY (May 26th) I’m teaching a class about a pretty core value to the network – Stewarding Your Influence. This idea is one I’ve dealt with…

What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Remember back when I said I felt like I was buckling up for a big season of holding patterns and transition? I WAS RIGHT! There’s been some good stuff going on, some hard stuff too, and I’ve been giving myself a little space to post once a week rather than twice, which is what feels…

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Avoiding the Toothbrush Boycott with Pronamel for Kids

The ProNamel® brand has compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. When I was in third or fourth grade, my parents left on a weeklong sales incentive trip my dad earned at work. As a mom of three kids, I now know how difficult it can be to find childcare options for…

5 Ways to Enjoy the Summer Before Kindergarten

5 Ways To Enjoy the Summer Before Kindergarten

I was talking to a friend about sending our girls to kindergarten the other day. You may remember that I already did this once – Liv will finish what has been an amazing first year of school in just a few weeks. But I’m a kindergarten mom AGAIN next school year as Eliza heads off.…

Wood Watches from JORD (and a giveaway you literally can't lose)

Wood Watch from JORD (and a Giveaway you actually cannot lose)

I’m a watch girl, and I think I have been for a long time (without really realizing it). I think a great watch is an easy way to add interest to a basic outfit. And strangely, as I told Duff when he started wearing one again a few years ago, it just make you look…

Is Your Phone Ruining Your Prayer Life-

Is your phone ruining your prayer life?

The other day I called my brother to tell him about a situation I was working through. It had to do with a job opportunity and while it didn’t directly affect him, I knew he’d be willing to listen. When he answered, I gave him a quick prologue and then said, “I’m calling you because…I…

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For Reflection – April 24, 2016

Surely, while we teach that faith ought to be certain and assured, we cannot imagine any certainty that is not tinged with doubt, or any assurance that is not assailed by some anxiety. John Calvin We must always be ready to be surprised by God. They were, that spring morning, the third time they saw him…

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Flipping the Script on Dating – Mothers of Daughters

My latest post for Mothers of Daughters is up, and I have to admit that I got a little fired up about it. The theme for the month is dating and there are some great posts! The topic gave me a chance to, in the words of the great(?) John Mayer, “say what I need(ed)…

Family Friendly Hilton Head- Pirates of Hilton Head Tour (1)

What To Do in Hilton Head: Pirates of Hilton Head Tour

It doesn’t come up very often anymore. Ever since the movie series got weird and hard to follow, it just hasn’t been as big of a deal. But every time we go to Disney, or Facebook reminds us about National Talk Like a Pirate Day, or someone says, “savvy,” I’m reminded: I have a thing…

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March Stitch Fix Review

Okay listen, I know it’s April. I know! And I’m just now posting my review from March. What is time, anyway? It’s a flat circle, right my fellow True Detective Season 1 fans? Anyway, let’s talk Stitch Fix. For those who aren’t familiar, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that sends you 5 items (a…