Category Archives: Things I wish I would have known when I was 15.

A garden full of antidotes-weeds

I walked out into my backyard to see far too many weeds sprouting in my flower beds. Didn’t I just pull these like a week ago, is all I could think, yet the fearless buggers keep coming back. The struggles … Continue reading

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Nothing fixes like forgiveness

This week I managed to lose around thirty girls on a hike in the mountains. For more than thirty minutes I stressed, backtracking over a trail I had jogged to catch a pack of rouge girls out in front of … Continue reading

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Wiping a slate clean despite others

Everyone you meet has a past. That past is most likely filled with mistakes. Some of them might even look huge and horrible to an outsider looking in, but a mistake, no matter how big, doesn’t have to define the … Continue reading

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One-sided love

One of the hardest truths about relationships is just because you like someone doesn’t mean they will ever like you back. My fifteen-year-old daughter has been tortured by this truth for a couple of years now. He was her first, … Continue reading

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When it comes to hardships…think nibbles rather than mouthfuls

When life crashes down hard on you, and you feel like the mounting struggle is smothering you, I used to have a tendency to think that barreling through all of it at once was the only way to survive. After … Continue reading

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I promise you won’t die if you put technology down

Life is all about finding balance, and when you’re a parent, you get to help your kids find balance too. Technology is one of those areas I feel I’m constantly harping on my kids about. Yes, smartphones, tablets, and the … Continue reading

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There is no time machine

In my younger years, I hated dressing up for special occasions. I’m a jeans and t-shirt girl all the way. At the time it never occured to me that the opportunities to dress up would become fewer and fewer as … Continue reading

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