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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.

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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Being-a-Child-of-Divorce---at-the-Holidays

As an adult child of divorce, there are many tricky dynamics and raw emotions that are bound to arise. Now, throw in a heaping

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Have-You-Ever-Said-It--“I’m-not-good-enough.”-ORIG-Hernan

“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

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When Bearing Their Burden Breaks You

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

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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

Battling the Mind Monster A Letter to My Mom

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

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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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This is What a Well Loved Woman Feels Like

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

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7 Simple and Memorable Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Because we don't all have a budget like The Bachelor to take a Maserati to a private jet plane that lands us in Las Vegas where

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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

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Boy-Marries-Girl-Love-Your-Spouse-Challenge-Part-2

In Part 1 of our simple, funny love story, I wrote about how my husband and I met, fell in love, and got engaged.

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Boy-Meets-Girl-Love-Your-Spouse-Challenge-Part-1

You may have seen it … the sappy posts and pictures slathered all over your Facebook newsfeed for the “Love Your Spouse Challenge” a

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