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Unseen
Unseen

I sit down with a plan to write, but most days I don't have the energy to recount the day's memories or retell what we're in the midst of because that requires reliving it. And right now, living it is hard enough. I don't want pity or sympathy, but I refuse to...

8 Steps To Your Best Year Yet
8 Steps To Your Best Year Yet

I've been reflecting a lot lately on change. Not a change of clothes or the change you get back from the vending machine. Change. The kind that is true, lasting, and transformational. Change that is happening over time, with a series of decisions to support it,...

Beginning Again
Beginning Again

Over one month ago now, sweet N came into our lives and flipped our house upside down (quite literally). Shakespeare's, “Though she be little, she is fierce." couldn't be more relevant. N has invaded our hearts, which are now as soft and moldable as the play-dough she...

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I’m Manda

Beloved child of God.
Wife to the best man, E.
Foster mama.
At my best till 9pm.
Chicago is home.

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