Parenting

The POTUS Doesn’t Determine Your Potential

November 11, 2016
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Hey Girlfriends! Today, I wanted to speak to all my sisters out there, both young and old. If you’re a guy, keep reading as I’m sure you’ll learn something, or you may want to pass this on to your daughters! I’m so happy to be a woman in today’s world. When I was a little […]

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Happily Ever After

August 23, 2016
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Sometimes knowing how the story ends helps you deal with the chapters that are uncomfortable, unwanted, and unpredictable. Today marks two years from the crash.  The crash that left a mark on who we are, how we think, how we behave, who we surround ourselves with and most importantly how we will move forward. Today, […]

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How We Raise Leaders

August 5, 2015
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Over the next few weeks many moms (and a fair share of dads too) will wrestle with the pride, the heartache, and the gamut of other emotions that comes with their babies leaving the nest for college or any number of other paths they’ve chosen as their first stop on their journey into adulthood. Although […]

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The Story Behind the Story

November 9, 2014
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A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Working Motherhood, and our interview went live this past week. I have to admit I was nervous as I prepared for this conversation. I was going to open up and discuss being a mother and business woman, a topic that I’ve always loved to talk about and […]

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Don’t Waste Your Adversity

September 29, 2014
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Adversity… the space where God does amazing things in and through us. It’s motivating to me that the word “adversity” starts with “ad.” It makes me realize that when adversity hits us we become an ad, an advertisement, a commercial. What message are we sending when adversity hits us? Are we advertising something others will want […]

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Learning Moments

September 21, 2014
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This week I had so many valuable moments of learning that I thought I’d just be simple and share them with you. How you interpret them is up to you and for you. I hope you are encouraged. Be aware of where you are looking. Hope is always in front. We’ll never find it behind […]

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Leading a Team Changes Everything

July 28, 2014
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You’ve probably seen an ad by Johnson and Johnson over the years with the slogan that “Having a baby changes everything.” When you have a child, everything does change – or at least it should. Your routines, your hobbies, your meals, your sleep schedules, heck even how you spend your money changes drastically! You change […]

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Being Defined vs. Being Meaningful

October 6, 2013
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My daughter Jeri (a high school junior) came home from school yesterday feeling defeated. She had made a B on an AP Psych test. Many of you know how I feel about bringing home B’s! While I have no problem with B’s, I knew how hard she had studied for that test. She had every […]

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An Open Letter to Mr. Leader, From Mom

September 24, 2012
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Dear Mr. Leader, My son is graduating from college soon, and he will start his job with you. He’s a bright kid, graduating with honors, and he has learned a lot of theory over the past four years. While growing up he’s had loving parents who supported his childhood dreams and held him accountable to […]

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We Aren’t Just Raising Kids

August 20, 2012
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I’m definitely not a parenting expert. I haven’t read a lot of books on parenting, and I don’t intentionally speak or write on the subject. But I am a parent, and I’m both honored and respectful of this enormous responsibility. In my occupation, I get to meet and work with some amazing people. These people […]

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