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Carolyn is a wife to her college sweetheart, mom to a dinosaur-hunting boy and a chubby cherub girl, a recovering people pleaser, and a total ambivert. She is a control freak and lover of details, but hates following recipes and instructions, hence why she has never stepped foot in Ikea. Back rubs, hazelnut coffee, and sarcasm are her love languages, and she can relate all too well with the scatterbrain story character, Amelia Bedelia. She had the travel bug until it turned into baby fever. Now she can usually be found in her natural habitat of Target, the laundry room, or the preschool parking lot among the line of minivans.
what do you do when bearing their burdens breaks you

We all know someone carrying a burden. A friend on Facebook who recently got divorced, a family member in a bad relationship, a coworker

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Dear Mom: I See Your Struggle With Depression

Dear Mom, I see you. You're fighting an invisible battle. A sickness that cannot be seen on an X-ray, no surgery to cut out the

Have You Ever Said It I’m Not Good Enough NEW

“I’m not good enough.” Chances are, you have said this to yourself. You feel inadequate in a relationship. You missed a work deadline. You’re not

hernan This Is What a Well-Loved Woman Feels 2

My 18-year-old self perked up when the college tour guide dropped the statistic, "We are ranked number four in Most Likely To Find Your

Toddlers, Tantrums & Time Out: How To Deal with Discipline

Fresh out of the Terrible Two’s and headed straight toward the Threenage year, I’m realizing what I have gotten myself into. How little I

The Hope of Easter Restores All Things

It was just two weeks after Easter in 2005. My Papa was nearing the end of his long battle with cancer. Family and close

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The-Thief-I-Let-In-a-Day-in-the-Life-of-a-Working-Mom

It was a typical morning. The alarm went off at 6:40 a.m., snooze was hit once. There was a sleepy, teething baby girl that

The-Art-and-the-Heart-of-Hospitality

I have learned a lot about the art of hospitality, not because I am a master of it, but because I have been the

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