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Motherhood; An Ocean of Love

By Mendara Lynn Chan I remember the fear and hesitation before  Never knowing if I could really handle it for sure  The ocean so alluring from where I stand on the beach But the risks run deep, hidden out of sight and reach Do I take the plunge? And dive right in? Do I stay …

If you think this post is about you; It is!

You my dear, need to hear this. You’ve been doing fine, but you’re surviving in a life you were meant to thrive in. You have been only scraping the surface of your real potential. I know you work hard, and I know you’re doing the best you can most days. I know it’s not easy. …

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Overcoming Fear; Inspired by my kindergartener

Overcoming fear is tough for all of us, especially the little ones. This year, my oldest child started kindergarten. As many of you know from having been here yourself, this can be a really tough transition for the child and for the parents. Starting daycare, starting school, even the start of each new school year …

“The only thing holding you back is YOU.”

You’ve heard the saying, so what does it really mean? Without some context it’s easy to just roll your eyes when you hear something like this. You may wonder, “Why on earth would I be holding myself back from something I want? That just doesn’t make sense.” If you’ve have this thought; you might be …

Are Catastrophic Thoughts Stealing Your Joy?

It’s been a year and a half since I’ve seen my parents, and even longer since I’ve seen my brother, sister in law and nephew. I just found out ALL of them are coming to visit me very soon! To say I’m excited is an understatement. I am so full of joy to be reunited …

How to Build a Human

Ok, that title might sound like a slight over statement, but that’s what we’re doing right? We all know how babies are made, but that’s only the first step. As parents we create this life and build these tiny beautiful babies who become feisty little toddlers, sweet little children, admirable young adults and then eventually …