Girl Scout Flunky

My View From the Pew

" 20 Confessions of a Minister's Wife"

This article was a work in progress for quite a while. It simmered in the pot for months.
Grateful and excited to have The Huffington Post run it.


Being married to a minister was not something I had on my to-do list. I just . . .

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July 07, 2015

I LUV...

Because my publication mirrors Oprah's 'O' magazine in every way, including, the "Things We Love" section; it was only fitting I did a similar piece.

This week, I am in love with:

The 2015 Women's World Cup. Yeeeeeessssss.Click HERE

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Check out the 23 stories. These women athletes . . .

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June 20, 2015


One of my older blog posts featured recently on Scary Mommy-


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June 09, 2015

Hppy Rthday

I am a bit of a Type-A personality and when my parents came up to visit Mother's Day weekend to celebrate my daughter's 6th birthday, I wanted everything to go as planned. Nothing did and the hilarity of it all is what made the imperfection, complete perfection. Not having family nearby has made me greatly appreciate the big . . .

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May 27, 2015

Baby Song

Thanks @girlscoutflunky for your great essay! Mommy, Sing Me My Song

As featured on the site

Bedtime makes me want to hurl myself in front of a moving vehicle, stab my eyes out with hot pokers, and hogtie my children to their mattresses. Their reasons for getting out . . .

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April 30, 2015

Fantasy vs. Reality

From a Mom's Perspective

As a mother, you have expectations. Expectations of what your child will experience, understand, love and hate growing up. As moms, we set the bar high, and have a tendency to have unrealistic expectations of our children. We tend to forget they are kids, not miniature adults. The simple things in life are what brings a smile to their face. A . . .

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April 12, 2015

Pavlov's Dog(s)

Easter is a time of rejoicing, tulips, floral dresses, eggs,the Easter Bunny, and crap tons of chocolate. Between the Easter baskets, countless Easter egg hunts, and Grammy and Grandpa visiting, my kids were consuming something sweet everyday---multiple times a day. This is also when I noticed, they believed they deserved a 'special . . .

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April 09, 2015