“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” –Kahlil Gibran “Can I talk to you for just a second?” Louie’s piano teacher asked with a wrinkled brow and concerned look on her face as I came to pick him up for the first time.…

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It’s over! The election is over. Everyone take a deep breath and exhale. We made it. The world did not split open and swallow up America over night. There was no zombie apocalypse, or locust plague. But, instead the sunrise greeted us in the early hours like it does everyday. And, one thing is for…

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Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul. ~Mark Twain “I can do it, I can make them fit.” I told myself when I was in the 3rd grade as I was trying to button my pants. It’s hard when you are having a growth spurt, and you can’t wear…

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“I would rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” Shelby from Steel Magnolias. “Hey guys! Lets ride that water slide,” my husband, Michael, said while he’s pointing to an extremely high platform. He was talking to my sister, my brother-in-law and me. I look up at the line and the…

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Hello out there! To try something new, I’ve decided to have some lovely ladies write guest blog posts for The Bounce Back Woman. There are so many different perspectives out there, and so much to learn that I thought it would be a cool way to share other women’s struggles and their particular journeys, too.…

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“I have all these great genes, but they’re recessive. That’s the problem here.” –Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes “I think this may be the most beautiful place I have ever seen,” I said to my sister as we stared out and gazed at the flowing hills where the grass gently swayed in the…

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“A child needs your love most when he deserves it least.” Erma Bombeck “Hey guys, today we’ve gotta do the lawn!” I yell upstairs as my teenagers begin to wake up last weekend. It seems like the more teenagery my kids get, the harder it is to wake up. But, this day they woke up…

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“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”- Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life A few weeks ago, as I was working at home, I saw a teeny bug wiggle across my desk. I’m not a majorly…

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I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed. — Bill Watterson “Oh, why can’t I be graduated, yet?” Paisley asked as she slumped down on the couch holding her senior year class schedule in her hands. She is just…

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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain It was one of those regular summer nights in our house. Michael was out of town, but the rest of us were home together which really doesn’t happen too often anymore. We…

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