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Cooper’s Birth Story

I’ve been sitting on this for a few days, debating when to actually sit down and write Cooper’s birth story. I wanted to let the memories settle a little, but ...
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Coming Full Circle

That January day we found out I was pregnant seems like both yesterday and a lifetime ago. Parts of that day and the emotions are so vivid, and others are ...
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Best Laid Plans

So many of the greatest blessings in my life were not part of my grand plan. Yet every time something new comes along, something that was not part of The ...
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‘Easy To Get To, Hard To Leave’

Anyone from the Alexandria area will recognize the title of this post because it's the city's tagline. And it's a damn good tagline because it's true.  I was talking to ...
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Discomfort and Intuition

The past few months have been some of the most uncomfortable of my life, with the exception of first getting sober. I’ve felt restless. Uncertain. Frustrated. Guilty. Confused. Sometimes these ...
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A Week Without Facebook

You know those people who have enough willpower to decide they are done with something and actually be done with it? I’m not one of those people, which is why ...
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This is my “Me, too”

Me, too. Me, too. Me, too. Me, too. For the past few days, this phrase has been echoed time and time again as I scrolled through my Facebook feed. The ...
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But How Do You Do It?

If you follow me on any form of social media, you probably know that for the most part, my life is an open book. It started with talking about my ...
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On Living Out Loud

I used to be shy. At kindergarten open house, I was so terrified of the newness surrounding me that I clung to my mom’s waist, pulling down her skirt in ...
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