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The Farmhouse Kitchen: the heart of our home

Our Modern Farmhouse Kitchen: The heart of our home One of my favorite places in my house is definitely the kitchen.  It’s the place where everyone gathers, and like most homes, it’s the heart.  When we were designing this house, my goal was for the kitchen to be expandable and adaptable to our needs.  So every part of this kitchen was designed with a purpose in mind. When the kids… Read More »The Farmhouse Kitchen: the heart of our home
love your body and your fat

Fat – The Bull Sh*T Word That We Need To Stop Calling Other People

You know, “Fat” has to be one of the most hateful ugly words. “Fat” and all of its ugly friends not only tears apart the creation of self-esteem but it continues to spread like cancer into the brain. It reaches into those moments where you are the happiest; the most excited, and whispers into your ear.   “Do you really think you are pretty? Maybe, if you lost a few pounds.”… Read More »Fat – The Bull Sh*T Word That We Need To Stop Calling Other People

Honoring and Acknowledging Grief for a Parent You Hated

My Birth Mother Died and I'm Glad I was raised in a world where mothers are praised and uplifted.  But I know that not every woman who gives birth should hold that honor. Yet when my birth mother died, I was surprised by the unexpected range of emotions I went through. Like millions of adopted or foster care children, I had a complicated relationship with my birth mother.  I dreamed… Read More »Honoring and Acknowledging Grief for a Parent You Hated