Stop Doing Your Best Work in the Wrong Places

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As the massage therapist turned and twisted my neck, asking me questions about pain levels and range of motion, he made a casual comment. “If we do our best work on the wrong muscles, it doesn’t fix anything.” I almost broke into tears right there on the table. (which would have been more awkward than … Read more

How it Feels to Be a Working Mama

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I’m not sure what scares me more—what I’m about to admit or how you might respond. Even though I believe in my dreams, what other people think bothers me still. Trying to describe how it feels to be a working mama is hard and people have strong opinions. You’ve probably encountered some along the way … Read more

The Importance of Choosing the Right Race

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Let’s start by making it clear—I’m not a runner. Unless I’m being chased by something deadly or the world’s best dessert is ahead, I’m not running far or fast. This is not a post about that type of race. This is a post about the race of life and the importance of choosing the right … Read more

Owning Your Gifts and Abilities

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It’s a typical day. You’ve packed lunches, folded mountains of laundry, managed the kid taxi like a champ, and wrangled all the little people into bed. Now, you’re tired and maybe a little discontent. Sure, you got a lot of stuff done today, but it didn’t feel particularly special. You don’t realize it, but those … Read more

The Emotional Benefits of Pursuing Your Passion

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Motherhood is hard, and many days it’s thankless too. I know you’ve been struggling with the idea of what you’re supposed to do with your life. Maybe you should work, especially since the kiddos are in school, but they still need you. It’s even worse when you admit how much you enjoy working. Wanting to … Read more

Bigger Questions Working Mamas Need to Ask

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You wake up early, hoping for a couple quiet minutes alone. Before you know it, your morning race begins and you’re coaxing sleepy kids out of bed. How old are kids before they can get dressed, eat, and brush their teeth at a reasonable pace? Out the door you all go, hoping you have everything. … Read more

Make Changes that Last in the New Year

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A clean start on New Year’s Day sounds like a dream. I’m such a goals/resolutions/to-do list junkie and just want to pack life into its neat little, controlled parts. If something can be quantified and organized, I’m all in. Too bad life doesn’t work that way. The whole resolution thing hasn’t worked for me. I’m … Read more

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