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When things don’t make sense…

There are times when we realize that things just don't make sense. But once we think about it, they make perfectly perfect ...
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Just like that… You’re 10.

It seems like just yesterday, you were placed in my arms, held up by your dad because to be honest, ...
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Randomness

Oh, old school blogging, how I've missed you! Remember the days of lists and tagging your friends to answer questions ...
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The Photographs

We had been talking about getting a fancy digital camera. In 2003, there weren't a million choices like there are ...
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Running Contentment

This week I wrote down the word "Contentment." Contentment is always a goal of mine. Sometimes I feel content with ...
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I Wouldn’t Change A Thing

Today, Jason and I mark our 16th wedding anniversary. I know what you're thinking… "She must've been 10 when she ...
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Tween

I look at him, stomping around the house, being angry about whatever there is to be angry about today. Three ...
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Her Last First Day of Football Season

Football season is here. The countdown has been on since January 6 when Auburn and Florida State faced off in ...
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This Week In Numbers: The Medical Mystery Tour

5 - number of days this week Henry or I have seen a doctor 6 - number of waiting rooms ...
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A Collector of People

"She was a collector of people." This phrase has come up more than once in the last few weeks, strangely ...
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In Honor Of My 700th Post…

To celebrate 700 posts (YES! This one is numero 700!), I decided to install a scratch & sniff plugin* to ...
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Mainside.

This year, Henry's week at camp is a big one. It's his first year on the Mainside. At Camp Winnataska, ...
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Just Write: The Wave

This past weekend, I realized there's a little thing I truly miss about living in a small town. I miss ...
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With Privilege Comes Responsibility

All my life I heard that phrase: With privilege comes responsibility. I learned early to roll my eyes, mostly because ...
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Dreams of a Tiny Casket

Originally published at Still Standing Magazine, July 5, 2013 Yes, you read the title right. When I was pregnant with ...
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Just Write: The Dust Settles

It's been a whirlwind. All at once, all the things had to be done. Last day of work. First day ...
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Eleven. 11. XI. Part 2.

I have seen death. I have held it in my arms. I have seen the beauty that comes after the ...
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Change.

A few weeks ago, my energy got gunky. I'm not sure how or why or what it was about. But ...
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What Happens Next?

On May 23, Lucy posted a comment on Charlie’s Story. It moved me and prompted me to respond however I ...
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Eleven. 11. XI.

Eleven years ago today, you graced us with your presence. You caught us off guard by coming a little bit ...
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A Look Inside The Private Folder Of Grief

Tonight, on Lifetime, a movie called Return To Zero will premiere. The movie was a labor of love for writer/director/producer ...
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Contorted.

It twists and turns, going up and down, around and around. Never a straight line, always contorted. Always changing directions ...
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LTYM 2014: A Mother’s Heart

On April 26, 2014, at the very first Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta, I read these words. I should tell ...
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Drowning

Have you ever felt like you were drowning? It’s my worst fear. I would rather die in fire or from ...
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The Coat Closet

After my Grannie died in September, the big challenge was obviously going through the house where she and my Grandaddy ...
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Enough is Enough

Seriously. I'm tired of it. Enough is enough. Babies have to stop dying. Parents need to stop having to choose ...
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The Ace Bandage Incident

I got a call from school the other day. Monday, in fact, after I’d been gone all the previous week ...
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The Dumbest, Most Amazing Thing I’ve Ever Done #GlassSlipperChallenge

There. I said it. Running the Glass Slipper Challenge was the dumbest thing I've ever done. Yet it was also ...
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On Goal-Setting and A New Sense of Purpose

Last week, I was chatting with a friend. Our quick chats are usually pretty random, but that's what makes them ...
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Letting My Competitive Side Show

I don't feel like I'm very competitive. I mean, I'm sure I am in many ways, but I don't think ...
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