Passionate about Building a Bridge
from one Heart to Another
FIND YOUR PASSION

In search of happiness or fulfillment?

“If you achieve all your goals, you will be happy!” That’s what I was told as I grew up. I achieved all the goals: became a college athlete, graduated college with honors, moved out of state, obtained a Master’s degree, got a good job, got married, had a child, owned two dogs, and bought a home of […]

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The First Trimester: All About Survival

{this beautifully styled table coming to an HGTV magazine near you}   We are expecting our second child in July, and I have to tell y’all: the first trimester has put me THROUGH THE RINGER this time. I literally composed this post on my phone two days before winding up in the ER due to […]

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The Hour That Saves My Sanity

It probably goes without saying that I have more things on my To Do List than I have time to complete them.  I am notorious for thinking I can complete 15 minutes’ worth of tasks in 5 minutes. That way of thinking contributes to my frequent frustration that I haven’t done anything. I haven’t really not done anything. It’s just […]

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Why Am I Mean To My Husband

Why am I mean to my husband?

What’s the absolute easiest emotion to feel? No, really. Think about emotions and the amount of effort you put behind them. For me, it’s anger. Or, if you dig deep on the anger iceberg it’s meanness. The easiest emotion to display when my toddler goes against what I said? BE MEAN. Say something I’ll regret […]

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History Can Teach Us Empathy

If everyone had a strong sense of empathy—the ability to share and understand another’s feeling and experiences—the world would be a pretty perfect place. Perhaps we could have avoided slavery, the Holocaust, 9/11, and countless other atrocities and tragedies if we all thought more about one another’s experiences and feelings.  In her recently published parenting book, Unselfie: Why […]

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MLK Day of Rememberance: Teaching Your Kids About the Civil Rights Movement

On Martin Luther King Jr’s Day of Remembrance, many of us reflect on the Civil Rights leader and what he stood for: freedom, justice, and equality for all citizens. Some use the day in service to others, volunteering for food distribution or other community service projects around the area. If you are looking for opportunities […]

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Looking Past the Book Cover: A Lesson in Acceptance

Tonight my 6 year old asked his dad what it meant when people said “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Go ask your mother. I happen to be an early childhood professional at a school where teaching about character development is as (if not more) important as building the academic foundation, so Daddy knows I typically […]

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