Surveys are my favorite. Catching a glimpse into what makes other people tick? The best. So, you know I geeked out when your reader surveys started rolling in. Thank you so much for your honesty and for taking time out of your busy schedules to let me get to know you a bit more. In any […]Read More survey results and giveaway winner
Pre-kids Kayla took on-a-whim trips all the time. Two littles later, my spontaneity has waned. But when I got an email about a ticket to the Go Blog Social writing/blogging conference in Kansas City — with just a week’s notice — I knew it was something I wanted to make happen. Because I have an awesome […]Read More be the 3 percent: a leadership lesson we all need
Can we all just agree that blogging is a little weird? It’s this tucked-away bit of space where we allow parts of ourselves to spill out on to the keys, striving to share our stories and be better for it. I think this little corner of the Internet is at its best when I’m honest, authentic, and hopefully […]Read More top posts of 2014
I’m not great at goodbyes. I fumble over farewells. I linger longer than I should and I give extra hugs even after we’ve said goodbye for the tenth time. I (usually) save the waterworks for until the door shuts. As “see you later” leaves my lips, I can’t help but wonder if I’m really saying, “the […]Read More 31 days of living free: hello, goodbye.
Today marks the start of a new month, and really, a new season. Blogging can feel like a vacuum. It’s easy to forget there are real people behind the keyboards, real hearts behind the screens. I try to be genuine and authentic in my online outlets, and part of what helps is connecting with a community […]Read More if i wrote a novel
Ever doubted that you actually have anything important to say? Ever thought, writing is for her, but no one wants to listen to me? Ever wondered if God could really use you? You might think, if I start a blog, nobody will read it. You guys, people are watching. God has given you a unique set […]Read More so you want to start a blog
This morning, I had the privilege of sharing with our local Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group about sharing our stories through blogs. When the leaders asked me to speak for a few minutes, I wasn’t sure what I was going to talk about. Isn’t creating a blog something you Google how to do once and […]Read More share your story…it matters