Creation: a chiropractic adjustment for the soul

My calendar for the next two weeks has written all across it in big block letters, “KEEP FREE FOR OUTSIDE.” I was expecting peak color this week, but the trees are stubbornly clinging to green. I think I might have to add a week to my blocked-off schedule. Hike, bike, kayak: this is a priority…

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Escapism and that amazing new version of “Emma”

I doubt anyone will be shocked if I say I’ve always been a pretty serious person. I love movies and books and music that make me cry—that dig deep and explore human connection and emotion—that connect us to the REAL. But the last two years have been hard, and as I’ve already blogged a couple…

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The summer of discontent

Originally posted on Intentional Catholic:
Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com At the beginning of this year, I set myself a spiritual goal to focus on contentment.I have not been incredibly successful. Honestly, I didn’t expect to be. Some goals are set knowing they are beyond reach—knowing that the striving toward them brings one closer to…

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Five on a Friday with Brianne Moore

One of the great things about being a published author is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems that may never cross our paths. (So many books… so little time!) I get to see some of…

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#boymom, illustrated

Illustration 1: THE SHIRT. Meet “The Shirt.” AKA “The Apple Festival t-shirt,” AKA “the Captain Applesauce t-shirt,” AKA “my summer uniform.” (My son’s title for it.) For about 4-6 years in his early life, my oldest insisted on wearing the same Superman shirt almost every day. My middle boy never did that, but my youngest…

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the thick of it

One of my mantras over the past sixteen years of motherhood has been “This is the season of life I am in right now.” It’s a simple mantra—a recognition that what I’m experiencing is not permanent. (As an aside: sixteen years? How did that happen?) When things started to reopen this spring, I felt suffocated…

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A Song For The Road on Sale!

Guess what? A Song for the Road is a Kindle deal this week at a whopping $1.99! If you have been meaning to read and haven’t done it yet, now is the time! Sale lasts through Sunday, Aug. 15th. Click on the image to access the sale.

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Five on a Friday with Anisha Bhatia

One of the great things about being a published author is how many other authors I get to “meet.” We all hear about the big, flashy books by big-name authors, but there are a host of gems that may never cross our paths. (So many books… so little time!) I get to see some of…

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When Mom Ain’t Happy…

Yesterday, a friend and I helped organize donations for our local Refugee & Immigration Services. The lovely young woman who was giving us directions gestured at a group of stuff on the floor and said, “And if you have time, you could try to inventory those… um…” “Car seats?” my friend and I said, laughing.…

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