The Ache of Motherhood

For 40 long weeks, we feel their growing little bodies inside of ours. We trust our bodies to protect and nourish theirs. We do everything in our power to help them grow healthy, strong and capable of facing the world. For some, the weeks are much longer as you await news of…

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Calm Our Anxious Minds

Anxiety, to me, is like a swarm of pesky gnats on a warm summer’s eve. The more they swarm around me, the more irritated I get. I swat more vigorously and I most often feel like running. Anxiety triggers a fight or flight response. We either gear up for battle or…

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Coping with the Rapids

Have you ever felt like you were being carried by the rough and painful current of wild rapids? Out of control with life swirling around you just waiting to inflict another bruise or scrape? In those times, we have a choice – to grab ahold of the log tumbling down the rapids, or fight…

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Why Sleep Does a Mommy Good

Being a mom is such a gift and so exhausting all in one bundle; a bundle we wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. We hope that as our children grow older and become more independent, we will eventually get more sleep. But did you know that in a study done by the National Sleep…

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