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I'll be the first to admit it: I've kind of judged stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) over the years.  I couldn't understand it at all when they'd say they have trouble balancing everything from cleaning to scheduling. They have all day, right? I've...
Like many others, the video released this week of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery shook me to my core. Initially, I had no words. The sadness, anger, and shame that immediately built up inside of me all at once...
Finding Purpose Is Celebrated Living in the Bible Belt, we’ve all heard the phrases “discover your purpose,” “live the life you were created for,” and “make a difference.” Finding purpose is celebrated. Birmingham ranks number two among the top charitable...
According to my Instagram account where I've kept a daily picture log of our coronavirus happenings, it is day 49 of quarantine as I write this. Let's rewind to January 1, 2020, back when the world was not...
I learned so much when I unexpectedly lost my dad. This pandemic hijacked my grief. Right at the peak of the anger phase. I wanted to share what I learned about life and the logistics of planning my...
My Family History I am a proud Asian-American mom. I grew up in an Asian household. Both my parents were born in Vietnam. My mom was born next to an ox in the barn that her family owned. My father...
We are living in days that will be recorded in history books. Sometimes we don't think about that as we are struggling through another day of working from home with toddlers underfoot or managing distance learning for multiple children...
Every family has a story. In fact, I think most families have stories worthy of at least a Lifetime movie, if not a book deal. Many of our stories are full of unique plot twists we never saw coming....
“Jeez, hasn’t she ever heard of Shipt?” I looked down, stung, as my four-year-old wailed about not getting the toy she wanted. My two-year-old screamed because her older sister kicked her. Then the baby, who had ripped open a box...
I am not a teacher. When I worked at my last office job, we took a StrengthsFinder test. Out of nine strengths, teaching was my very least strength! Seriously. It is not my strength. It might even be my number...

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