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Do We End Up Exactly Where We Are Meant to Be?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how we end up doing what we do. Do we set our own course in life, or does life set its course for us? Is there a larger calling for each of us, or do we just fall into doing something out of necessity? And is it possible that regardless of our plans […]

Breaking My Silence: Why I Believe Faith is Like Love

“Why aren’t you writing? I want to see you on the computer writing again.” This may be the most romantic thing my husband has ever said. He knows how much I need to write. He understands how not writing weighs on me. More importantly, he believes in me. So, today I am going to break my […]

Change Starts Within Our Heart

On Monday, I declared 2015 the year of change. It’s what I wish for all of us. The ability to not only dream or want, but to take action and reach our goals – from the small and seemingly trivial to the large and boundless. But, change — all change — has to start within our heart and not within our mind. […]

A Dream Come True: I Was Published On The Washington Post

Yesterday, an essay I wrote was published on the On Parenting section of The Washington Post. This is huge for me. I grew up dreaming of seeing my byline in The Washington Post. Even though my piece is only running on their online publication, I am still extremely proud of myself. This is all part of […]

We ‘Deserve All Good Things Life Has to Offer’

It took a long time to understand that I deserve everything life has to offer. That I deserve love, happiness, AND to feel fulfilled. A part of me – a sometimes big part of me – thought that since I had love and children and a roof over my head and food on the table, that […]

It’s Not Enough to Hear the Warning Noises, You Have to Listen

Have you ever noticed the noises that accompany imminent failure? The squeak of your brakes. The rattle in your attic fan. The loud buzzing in your refrigerator. These noises usually start without warning, but almost always indicate something is wrong. Like mechanical shouts in your face, these sounds want and need your attention. Did you […]

Blogging With My Authentic Voice

Yesterday, I ran into an old acquaintance and we began chatting about what we are doing and I mentioned that I have been writing. She wanted to know what I write and I said, “I have a blog.” She politely smiled and gave me a “how nice” response. It wasn’t quite condescending, but I could […]

A 15-Day Blog Challenge: Searching for Brilliance

When I started Tiny Steps Mommy nearly 15 months ago, I didn’t know that I would become “a blogger.” I just wanted to write and have a creative outlet for myself. But, it seemed that once I started writing and people starting reading, I couldn’t get enough. I was writing three new blog posts a […]

Why Being a Mother is a Gift (aka Doesn’t Suck)

Every once in a while, when you least expect it, you are reminded why being a mother is a gift (aka doesn’t suck). I was rubbing my neck trying to steal a few minutes at the computer after a very long day of sitting outside on a freezing windy field to watch my oldest son […]