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Why you need to collect JOY.

Why you need to collect JOY.

Yes, I had a 13-pound baby boy. (That's him now in the picture!) Two years later I had a 12-pound baby girl. I was quickly transported back to my daughter's birth when I read Brené Brown's quote, "Joy collected over time fuels resilience – ensuring we’ll have...

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The guinea pig child turns 30.

The guinea pig child turns 30.

Today is my first born son’s 30th birthday, otherwise known as my guinea pig child. I was 18 when I had Travis. I often joke with him that we grew up together, but we really did. While I was still trying to find my way, Travis found his. Early. He’s always seemed to...

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Peace begins with me.

Peace begins with me.

World events can feel so far away. Last year the Paris attacks touched close to home for our family, when my daughter sang at the funeral for the only American killed there, Nohemi Gonzalez, who went to her high school. This week, the attacks in Brussels seemed far...

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