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The Internet tells me today is International Day of the Girl. Well every day is the day of the girl around here. My 24-hours are filled with waking, clothing, feeding, driving, praying for, rolling my eyes at, arguing with, laughing with and totally loving (perhaps occasionally smothering) my four daughters. And there is much talk […] Read More


“Mom…you don’t have to be perfect!” I sensed a tension in her tone, but I was unsure the reason. Judgment? Disappointment? Recognition of hypocrisy personified right in front of her? My gaze moved from the mirror and landed on this girl standing next to me. This mini-me. This one watching and figuring out what it […] Read More


It was one of those days when the details weren’t unfolding as I’d planned. But with each turn, I tried to make the best. Half way through the day I found myself having lunch with three of my four beauties at a Chick-fil-A while our minivan’s tire was replaced. Every unexpected twist afforded stress and […] Read More

Me? That mom? Are you sure […] Read More

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