I dream big. I dream so big it sometimes keeps me up at night. I want to accomplish so many things. I want to own a business that is wildly successful. I want to be an amazing mom that...
I am an amputee mama and, if you read my bio, I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do things "normally" since my accident. Little did I know when I became pregnant with my...

Seasons of Motherhood

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I read a book the other day. Like a legitimate, actual real book that I picked out from the library. And it didn’t have pictures. I know to many of you this is not a large feat, but for...
As mothers of color, we cannot avert our eyes, we cannot deny the truth that every child that dies by the hands of police Is no different from our own precious babies who we painstakingly raise year by year hoping that they have a future longer and greater...
There is an endless amount of ideas that I could share with you in terms of preventing child abuse, but as we close this month, I would like to share something just from my heart. One of the biggest...

The Value of Poetry

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April is National Poetry Month.  Often, when people are confronted with poetry, they grimace and grumble about how confusing and nonsensical it can be. As a high school English teacher and avid poetry fan, I’ve dealt with poetry opposition more...
“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are our most important work.” - Dr. John Trainer It is my genuine belief that children deserve to experience safety and be free from abuse as they grow. Our job...

If I Go Missing

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Who doesn’t love a good podcast? If you have never listened to a podcast, let me tell you, you are missing out! There are so many great podcasts put out by individuals and big corporations, and they cover so...

Motherhood Is…

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Motherhood is… Getting eight hours sleep… over the span of 5 days. Spending your evenings driving everyone around to all the things. Enjoying a gourmet meal of leftover nuggets and cold fries. Staying up far too late just to...
Before you decide to have another baby, you need to hear what I have to say. I am the oldest of nine and I absolutely hated it growing up. If you worry about the strain it will put on...

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Hidden Adventures: A Day in Rexburg and Surrounding Areas

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Before I knew it, Spring Break had crept up and I hadn’t made any plans for my family. Not a little getaway, not a...