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Come Back Kid – Part 2

  Hi There! A few weeks ago I shared about one of the darkest and hardest seasons of my grief (catch up here), and how it was such a low I feared I’d never come back the same. The truth is, I didn’t come back the same. I came back different and better. Here are… Read more »

The Comeback Kid – Part 1

    Who doesn’t love a good comeback story? A book or a movie about an underdog who beats the odds to overcome a personal challenge to realize their potential. I’m thinking Rudy, Rocky, Remember the Titans. These stories are inspiring and hopeful, and I’ve come to realize that life ebbs and flows with opportunities… Read more »

LOVE is the Answer

  Last weekend, I made the major mistake of taking my 7-year-old daughter, Ellie, to Pet Land. Pet Land is a pet store where you can purchase adorable puppies and other pets. The dangerous part is they let you take the dogs out of their crates and play with them in a private room. I’d… Read more »

Girls’ Trip

  I’ve always wanted to take a girls’ trip ever since learning that was a thing. A few years after graduating college, I remember hearing stories of sorority sisters or college roommates taking annual girls’ trips to the beach, or hitting the ski slopes or having a relaxing spa getaway. I thought, One day I’m… Read more »

Dyslexia

Hello! Hip Hip Hooray for school starting back! Summer was fun and now I’m craving a little structure and routine. This week my daughter, Ellie, started second grade. When I asked how her first day of school went she reported, “Best first day ever!” This was music to my ears and really quite shocking, because… Read more »

Five Years in Heaven

  Five years ago today I was sitting next to my terminally ill 30-year-old husband. He was in a hospital bed in his childhood home, and I was holding his hand, tears streaming down my cheeks. I watched his mother gently caressing his face and sweetly singing hymns over him as he whispered, “I love… Read more »

Boundaries = Peace of Mind

Hi There! I finally hit a breaking point. Rewind… Six months ago I took a new job at Keller Williams. Ever since, it’s been a learning curve as to how to juggle the new position with speaking, writing, managing my home and my businesses, and taking care of my 7-year-old daughter, Ellie. Gradually, and then… Read more »

Adventures in Atlanta – Part Two

  Hello! A couple of weeks ago my daughter, Ellie, and I went on an adventure to Nashville, Tennessee (see last week’s post, Nashville Trip – Part One for the first half of our trip). The second part of the week we flew to Atlanta to spend time with my sister, Melanie, brother-in-law, Bolling, and… Read more »

Nashville Trip – Part One

  Hi there! I’ve always wanted to go visit Nashville, Tennessee. I fell in love with downtown Franklin, Tennessee a few years ago while attending a business seminar. I remember thinking it was so charming. From walking around the square to tasting the yummy southern food, shopping in the adorable boutiques, and meeting the kindest… Read more »