The 7 Ways I Paid off Student Loans

Do you know what the three scariest words are in the English language? Student Loan Debt! For something as frightening as this, millions of people are diving headfirst into this anxiety-inducing, stress-evoking, overwhelming money pit! But have no fear, solutions are here: ones that can help pay off student loans—or

This Is My Story of Domestic Abuse

There was a time when I never wanted to talk about it, at least not publicly. I never thought I would. In fact, several years into my journey, the majority of people around me saw nothing but smiles. Truth was, my world was unraveling into devastating chaos. It was never due

Words are Powerful

I wish I could take back the words—the silent unconscious tape that plays endlessly in my mind. Push each syllable, every consonant, backward, and hide them from my conscious thought. Unfortunately, they have been spoken. The recording has been played and repeated. Words are powerful, and their power has taken


If you are expecting twins, there is one thing that I, a former twin carrier, would like to plead with you not to do. This one thing, like a giant red button with a sign hanging from it that says “do not push,” is tempting (trust me, I’ve been there).


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We are single, married, single again, mothers and daughters, working inside the home and out. We have had relationship failures and successes. Motherhood trials and joys. Workplace frustrations and fulfillments. We help you tackle the everyday problems, as well as the tough stuff. Unified in building our purpose and growing our faith.

With honesty and vulnerability, we will support, guide, offer help and hope by sharing insights from our journeys. We are here to live life together as strong women encouraging those who want to be.

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