Category Archives: confidence

Five Minute Friday: Unrecognized BEAUTY

Today, I’m writing with the Five Minute Friday community writing group, and this week’s word is Beauty.  If you’d like to join in, the linkup is here. We all like affirmation.  We like to hear that what we’ve created is something … Continue reading

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Learning Grace through Parenthood

A few weeks ago, I took my 17-month-old daughter to a bookstore to do some Christmas shopping. There, we were greeted with free Styrofoam cups full of spiced apple cider. I took a cup, and clearly my girl wanted a … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: NEED

About ten years ago, I dated a boy who told me right off the bat he was codependent.  I had no idea what that meant initially, even as he explained that he “needed to feel needed.”  Our relationship came to … Continue reading

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Day 19/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: BRAVE

Day 19 I used to be brave.  I used to snowboard and hike mountain peaks and enjoy rollercoasters.  And then I became a mother.  The most exhilarating activities I enjoyed seem freaking insane to me right now.  This week, my … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday : Worth

There is something deep inside our souls, intentionally placed there.  It’s a desire to be connected to something bigger than we are, a longing for the feeling of home, or something we can’t quite put our finger on. We crave … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Enough

This week’s Five Minute Friday word is Enough. In our lives, we constantly battle with “Am I enough?”  As a single, I would wish that some boy would notice me or like me.  A few times, I was told by some … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Define

This week’s Five Minute Friday word is Define. I think I’ve always struggled to define who I am.  The word define to me means identity.  I remember as a kid in elementary school, and at the beginning of each school … Continue reading

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