The First Phase of New Beginnings

Who doesn't love a good home renovation show??? My girls and I love watching old homes be transformed into new spaces. I was thinking about this the other day as I drove past a construction site for new homes. It reminded me of something my best friend said to me...

Why I Let My Kids See My Pain

“I'm just trying to stay strong for the kids.” I've heard this so many times. And honestly, this is what I used to believe and live by. But over the past year, I've realized that I am actually doing my children a disservice by hiding my pain from them....

3 Steps to Setting Boundaries

There I am… Standing on my porch, my hands on my hips in a super hero pose. My lawn is not a lawn, but instead a moat protecting my house and the loved ones who live in it. This isn't a dream, but instead what I envision when I think of setting, communicating...

A New Look at Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day has been one of my favorite holidays for a very long time. When I recently told one of my best friends this fact, she looked at me kinda crazy and asked, “Why?” As I thought about it, we walked into a store decorated with pink and red...