the beauty of the influence community

I’m an introvert. I am refreshed by spending time alone drinking a cup of coffee or sipping a glass of wine at the end of the day while reading a book. When I was single and working too many hours as a personal trainer, I would drive two hours away from everyone I knew. I’d lock […]

Nap Time Notes on Family

Little Miss Naomi fought and fought to go down for her nap today, but she is finally out and I have just enough brain power to type out a few words. This past Saturday we said good-bye to my sisters after they spent a week spoiling (deservedly so) their new niece. It brought so much joy as […]

Dear God, please please please and thank you thank you thank you

Ever since I discovered Shauna Niequist‘s writing, I’ve said to my husband countless times “Shauna’s writing is my jam.” Meaning, her words spark hope, bravery and love into my life. This weekend I finished the first book she ever wrote, Cold Tangerines, and I felt like her words were written just for me in this new […]

Nap Time Notes on Social Media

Back in May I was challenged by a blog post and podcast from Jamie Ivey. She had decided to give up Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for 10 weeks of her summer because she was noticing how much it had started to invade her life. Every time I heard her talk about it on her podcasts or mention it […]

Nap Time Notes on Adoption

Naomi is down for her nap, but I think it’s going to be a short one. I won’t complain though…she slept 11 hours straight last night! Good job baby! I realized this morning that it’s been ages since I’ve given an actual update on how we are doing with our adoption process. Partly because I’ve […]

Nap Time Notes from a Tired Mama

I have been wanting to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) for weeks now. I’m still adjusting to this new life as a mom and it’s been beautiful but slow moving. I have days where I feel like the newborn fog is lifting and then there are days where I’m covered by a […]

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