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What The Stages Of Grief Have Taught Me About Life

As someone who has been a student in the counseling field for many years, I have heard a lot about the stages of grief. I have researched them, taught them to clients, and read about them endlessly. However, dealing with grief on your own is a lot different from helping someone else get through their own. Recently, I wrote a ...

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30 Before 30 Bucket List RECAP

making a bucket list

Another birthday is in the books, and one year closer to reaching my the end of my “30 before 30” bucket list ideas. I wanted to recap to see what I have gotten accomplished off of my bucket list within the last year. Want to join in? Make your own bucket list with me! It doesn’t have to be a ...

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Writing Has Saved Me.

how writing has saved me and helped me grow through the good and the bad.

I am someone who chronically suffers from anxiety since postpartum, as well as bouts of minor depression. This is something that I have tried to naturally deal with on my own. It isn’t easy, during the times when I am at my lowest, to get out what I want to say. Normally, it is during these times that I close ...

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10 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage Since Having Children

learned about marriage since having children

Over the course of six years together and a little over three years of marriage, my husband and I have had four children together. Through all of the ups… and the downs, there have been a lot of things I have learned about marriage since having children together. After the birth of our twins, I had a lot of emotional ...

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Remembering Loved Ones Who Have Passed Away

Loved Ones Who Have Passed Away

Losing a loved one is never easy. Those we love forever live on in our hearts, but each day that passes without them is hard no matter how long they have been gone. It has now been almost 16 years since my Dad he passed away, although it still feels like it wasn’t that long ago. The day that my ...

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Wedding Anniversary | Rustic Chic Wedding

"just married" burlap banner

Today marks two three four years that my wonderful husband and I have been together. In three years, we have not only become parents numerous times over, but we have grown as people, learned about ourselves from one another, and have learned so much about love in our life together. I thought I would share, in photos, some of my most ...

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Mr. & Mrs. Challenge Tag

mr & mrs tag

My husband and I are coming up on our 3rd wedding anniversary tomorrow! I cannot believe how quickly that time has gone by, and how much has happened in the past few years like: the birth of our twins, our older daughters’ birthdays, moving, and so much more! It was fun to go back through all of the pictures and ...

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I Didn’t Sign Up For This.

hard moments as a mom

Four years ago, you could not have told me that I was going to be sitting here, at 26-years-old, as a wife and a mom to four little ones. You could have tried to tell me, but I probably wouldn’t have believed you. I always imagined that I was going to be a mom. I always KNEW I wanted to ...

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Anti Valentines Day

anti valentines day

I am going to let you in on a little secret… I despise Valentines Day. Me = Anti Valentines Day. In all honesty, I think the holiday is a big, huge, money-seeking holiday for companies that are exploiting the love or feelings that people have for each other. It’s not really a secret to anyone who knows me, because I’m ...

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Do You Want To Know A Secret?

10 things you might not know

Happy Monday! Since it is the beginning of 2016 (or close to it), and some of you might be new around here, I thought I would share a little secret… Actually, I thought I would share 10! This way, you get to know a little more about the person behind the blog. No one wants to read something from an ...

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