New business before new baby: Story behind Lionheart Lamb

Let me tell you how my heart broke.  I had just picked up my girls from daycare. My 1 year old was happily babbling in her seat, but my 3 year old was just staring out the car window with her tiny chin perched in her little hand. Usually, she was talkative. The silence worried […]

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Mother’s Day: Ode to my young Mothers

I’m praying it’s 6 a.m.  But, we all know, it’s at least a few minutes before. I hear the door. Not another second goes by and two tiny little lips squished between two soft and pudgy cheeks are in my face saying “Mommy?” Then come the giggles. Then comes the stuffed animal tossed onto my […]

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Why I disappeared for 3 months and no one noticed

Remember the real life “Runaway Bride”? I’m taking you way back to 2005, when a woman named Jennifer Wilbanks went missing. The search went from a small town in Georgia, to a nationwide hunt. People assumed her fiancé killed her. But then she called him from New Mexico saying she was kidnapped and gave a […]

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I need help! And here are cheap ways I find it

There’s a pride in doing something on your own. No one will argue that. And if you follow this blog, you know I’m an extreme DIY-er. But the less endearing term for that condition is “control freak.” No organic arugula at Costco? No problem, I’ll grow it. That beaded chandelier is $1,500?!?! I just ordered […]

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Don’t deprive your child of a Christmas disaster

I’m with you, standing here in the Target checkout line with the perfect wrapping paper to compliment the fun, yet educational toys under the tree. The ribbons will match. Maybe a sprig of evergreen? I mean, a 2 year old will appreciate the Pinterest worthiness of the whole thing, right? After this, I’m running home […]

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Women, please stop insulting your own gender (and my children)

I was walking around Costco in yoga pants and messy hair with my two little girls sitting in the cart (sound familiar?). They had a cracker sample in one hand and a fruit sample in the other, happy as can be. “Oh wow, two girls? You have your hands full.” the older lady wearing a […]

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Strength is not a title, it’s an attitude

I was 20 years old when I discovered my grandma and I had the same face. My grandpa was retiring for the first time (not the last) and we were putting pictures together for a party. “Is it weird to know what you are going to look like when you’re 85?” asked a woman who […]

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All is fair in love and chores, except dead animals

I was in the middle of either my third or fourth round of laundry. I lost count. Laundry is a gaping abyss. With a freshly folded pile of toddler clothes in hand, I walked into my daughter’s room to put her clothes in her drawer and – like I always do in the summer – […]

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One year, a lot of mistakes and a better “me”

I’m standing in front of my bathroom mirror in the same spot I do every day. My coffee is warm, in the same large white mugs I use every morning. I’m even wearing a t-shirt I stole from my dad when I was in high school that has “Wickliffe Relays” written across the front. I […]

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Don’t have enough time? 7 ways to change

I thought this “vlog” would take 2 hours out of my day. Now, 6 hours later, I’m still at my computer. That is my hamartia. ha·mar·ti·a ˌhämärˈtēə/ noun a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine. You’re welcome for the vocabulary lesson. But in all seriousness, underestimating how long chores or […]

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