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Her Gemini Heart

Her Gemini Heart is one of the pieces that will be featured in the poetry collection The Galaxies Inside My Mind, coming October 11, 2018 to Amazon and Kindle. The twins came into my life suddenly Laughing, healing, Bringing friendship Without condition or clause She was a dancer He was a scholar So different, but… Continue reading Her Gemini Heart

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Personal Thoughts

10 Things That Make Me a Good Parent

So often, we hear what we are doing 'wrong' as parents. Whether this is coming from family members, peers, or from society, it can be exhausting. Sometimes, it's hard to feel like we do anything right for our kids. Parenting is hard. For example, when my son was born in 2011, ACOG considered 37 weeks… Continue reading 10 Things That Make Me a Good Parent

FAMILY

Project 365 – January 4-25

Here's the last 3 weeks of our #365photochallenge! It's been such a fun-filled 3 weeks, and the weather has been gorgeous. I think the next 3 weeks are going to be filled with FL heat and humidity, but we'll see. To follow along with our 365 journey in real-time, and to see the captions that… Continue reading Project 365 – January 4-25

Personal Thoughts

Living My Best Life

It's 9 days into 2018, and I can honestly say that I am living my best life. A short story that I submitted to a contest was chosen for publication (out of hundreds of submissions!), my first novel, Echaria Rising, is 4 months away from publication, I've dropped 6 pounds, I re-launched my photography business… Continue reading Living My Best Life

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

Here We Go!

Welcome, 2018! I know, I know, I'm a few days late with this post (what else is new). In all fairness, this transition into 2018 has been BUSY. I've been working a LOT; I've started doing overnights with an absolutely fabulous family (for real, I love them from the bottom of my heart!) and I… Continue reading Here We Go!

Echaria Rising

Echaria Rising – Chapter 1 – Sneak Peek!

As the release of Echaria Rising moves closer and closer, I wanted to give you a bit of a sneak peek. After much consideration, I have decided to share Chapter 1 with you. I hope you enjoy! CHAPTER 1 - GRAN The familiar smell of dried lavender and cedar washed over Adelaide as she opened… Continue reading Echaria Rising – Chapter 1 – Sneak Peek!

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Happy Birthday, Robert!

On this day 6 years ago [at 9:13 PM], my sweet boy came into this world. From the moment I saw his existence shine from two little lines in my hand, he changed my world. I've always wanted to be a mother. Always dreamed I would have children of my own, to have and hold… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert!

RECIPES

Kim’s Kitchen – Creamy Chicken Breast

Today, I've got a GREAT recipe to share! It's an old family favorite, and we always break it out on the first cold night of the year (if below 40* counts as cold!) even though we enjoy it year round. Call it a Family Tradition. This savory dish pairs nicely with various vegetables, a nice… Continue reading Kim’s Kitchen – Creamy Chicken Breast

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Our Merry Time on The Disney Dream

Hey, friends! I'm back! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my family took a nice cruise last week. We went on The Disney Dream for their 'Merrytime' cruise, which is Christmas themed. Mercy Me (the band) and the voice cast of Adventures in Odyssey were also on board, so we got to… Continue reading Our Merry Time on The Disney Dream