I Know Why The Proverbs 31 Woman Is Laughing

I know as an empowered women of the new millennium, I am secretly supposed to be annoyed with the Proverbs 31 woman, the uber-successful, have-it-all-in-perfect-balance icon we can never possibly emulate in real life. She was the quintessential female, the Giselle Bundchen of 4000 years ago. (Thanks a lot, King Lemuel, whoever you are.) But every time I read … Continue reading I Know Why The Proverbs 31 Woman Is Laughing

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Why being hard on yourself is actually going easy on yourself

When people second-guess themselves or express doubt in their abilities or worth, we always say, "Stop being so hard on yourself." But maybe we should say, "Stop being so easy on yourself." When we belittle and berate ourselves, it's suddenly a lot easier to justify quitting a project, dumping a relationship or dropping out of life.  When I believe I am … Continue reading Why being hard on yourself is actually going easy on yourself

Living A Dream: I’m Finally Doing It

Back in college, my friend, Nate, would ask me, "Sarah, when are you going to write a book?" I would always say, "I'm not going to write a book. I'm going to write a brochure. All the books out there are full of stuffing - they could get to the point in a quarter of … Continue reading Living A Dream: I’m Finally Doing It

How To Get Divorced In One Easy Step

{For those visiting from Start Marriage Right, welcome. I'm talking candidly about preventing divorce today - I know this is a painful and controversial topic, and I'm trying to be delicate here. Please do not hear me being trite or accusing or blaming people who have experienced divorce. I am speaking on the side of … Continue reading How To Get Divorced In One Easy Step

To My Best Friend Who Is Becoming A Mother

Dear Jazzy, I know you're already a mom. You've transitioned beautifully into that role over two years ago. You've taught me so much about love and sacrifice from the way you parent Peyton. I know in the future, I will be coming to you to listen to your wisdom about keeping your head in the crazy times. In many … Continue reading To My Best Friend Who Is Becoming A Mother

The Wound That Hung On and When I Finally Forgave

{Today I'm following up to Tiffany Roney's guest post, Just Apply Compassion. I meant to get these thoughts to you Friday, as I said I would, but I've been fighting a doozy, hanger-on sickness over here so this was my first day to get it to you. I apologize for the tardiness. Her ideas really … Continue reading The Wound That Hung On and When I Finally Forgave

Confessions of a Mom Who Didn’t Like Motherhood

I never wanted to be a full-time mom. I never thought it would break my heart to leave for work in the morning. But it does now. My son wasn't even two months old when I returned to the workforce. I stayed home as long as we could afford it. I dreaded going back to … Continue reading Confessions of a Mom Who Didn’t Like Motherhood

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Housewife

Hello there. If you're visiting from Start Marriage Right, welcome. Glad to have you today. This is where I write and laugh about relationships, spirituality, parenthood and leadership. Let's stay in touch, shall we? Get all the updates to my blog by subscribing here, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Without further ado, here's the … Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Housewife

5 Steps to Moving Off the Island of Self-Pity

One of my favorite things to do is feel sorry for myself. It's so gratifying. So deliciously satisfying. If someone lets me down, hurts me or disappoints me, or if I'm just in some kind of physical pain, I assume no one can understand what it's like. That no one cares. And it feels so … Continue reading 5 Steps to Moving Off the Island of Self-Pity

No more cookies. No, really. Okay, fine.

If you are a parent, or you have ever been around a toddler, you know they have these obsessions. Compulsions. These "I can't help myself" moments. While endearing the first six times they pose a nonsensical request, in only a matter of seconds the charm wears thin and suddenly, I'm shouting, "NO!" with all my … Continue reading No more cookies. No, really. Okay, fine.