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Four Guys, a Girl, and a Hotel Room in Vegas…


This post was originally published October 24, 2010. And you won’t believe where we’re going… A year ago I reviewed a book calledSpilt Milk, and while I enjoyed the entire book, there was one passage in particular that never left my heart.  Author Linda Vujnov writes: “‘All men are idiots, and I married the king […]

Shoes That Fit with Rack Room Shoes

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Rack Room Shoes.  We’ve had a bit of shoe drama in our house over the last few months. Back in March we rescued a puppy from a foster home and quickly learned that her one vice is stealing shoes. Winnie doesn’t discriminate in her […]

Celebrate Summer with HERSHEY’S Syrup

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This post is part of a sponsored blog campaign. All opinions are my own. One of the aspects of summer that I love most is the opportunity to spend more time in the kitchen with my entire family. With fewer activities to run to in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends, my children and I are […]



Yesterday evening I received this email from LinkedIn: It took me a moment to realize that I received the congratulations from the ever awesome Lisa over at A Daily Pinch because today, July 22nd, is the sixth anniversary of my first blog post. My reaction? Numbness. For my first bloggiversary, I did what I at the […]

Connections: Compassion Blogging Trip Day 4

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(This post was originally published on May 9, 2012, during my time in Tanzania with Compassion International. It was written on my son’s sixth birthday, my sponsored child’s sixteenth birthday, and contains an ask as important today as it was two years ago. Will you sponsor a child today?) When I agreed to join Compassion […]

Why Am I Invisible – A Response


(originally published 12/8/11 – don’t miss reading comments 46 and 54) Some bloggers check their “stats” weekly daily hourly to see how many visitors have come to their sites, how long they stayed there, what posts they’ve read, how they got there, etc.  For many bloggers, these stats are a constant source of anxiety.  I […]

The Words We Shared


(originally published 8/1/13) When my grandfather died rather suddenly several years ago, I have to admit that I was heartbroken.  He never took me fishing or held my hand while telling me stories.  He hadn’t showered me in gifts or doted on me as some grandfathers do.  He was a man who smelled of motor […]

Boobs, Brains, and Blog Posts That Make Me Scream


Just like you, my Facebook newsfeed is filled with link after link asking me to watch a stunning (Really! You have to see it to believe it!) video or read about an amazing kid who can sing the National Anthem backward in five languages. I usually just scroll past them and instead stare at your […]