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Here’s to Marketers

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Today, I'm raising my mug from the original Starbucks in Seattle that has a k-cup of freshly brewed pikes place roast in it. Cheers!   To you who are a walking cliche without realizing it. When you leave the house on casual Fridays in skinny jeans, Tom's shoes, a cool thrift store shirt, hipster glasses, vintage jewelry (with a story), and hair perfectly disheveled with your earbud … [Read more...]

the hardest part

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The hardest parts within the complexities of special needs parenting are the every day ones.  The moments where I simply don't know WHY he's having a meltdown. Language complications worse than foreign or cultural barriers because he's MINE and my family and I want to help him better. His words don't make sense, each individual one does, just not all strung haphazardly together … [Read more...]

Ramblings of Lemon Curd and being a Working Mom

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I'm here in a season of change. I haven't gone this long without writing since I was pregnant with Sawer. It's not for writer's block, lack of inspiration or even not enough time. I have sat down to write dozens of times in the last few weeks with a dam of pent up thoughts that simply won't come out the way I want them to. There have been times I've stared wide-eyed at the computer screen with … [Read more...]

I can care. #30daysofReal

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My heart hurts. I can't relate to the community in Ferguson and how they are hemorrhaging right now. I can't relate. I WANT to but it feels disrespectful to think that I could understand what they feel without experiencing what they have gone through in their life. However, I CAN listen.  I CAN care. This broken world has such sharp edges that rip apart families and communities. My … [Read more...]