Ungraceful Dying Flamingos

Me getting through a day is what I like to compare to an ungraceful dying flamingo with a good attitude. You’ve probably heard about, or seen, a chicken with it’s head cut off, right? Well lets imagine that being the same case with a big, pink bird that stands on one stick-like leg flailing around fighting life. That’s me! I’ve…

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Phoebe Running

Most of the time I don’t look like a criminal, but there was that one time. I was taking a DSM-IV interim session class during my undergraduate program. It was 8 hours a day for a week. The bad student in me decided I needed something else to preoccupy my time as I had heard as much about diagnosing mental…

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Candle Cylinders and Jars of Clay

For nearly two years, a candle in a glass cylinder on a rustic looking turquoise base sat on a tin tray on my paint-stained, scratched-up kitchen table. It stayed there because it made my kitchen feel cozy when the lights were off and the laundry room doors were closed (concealing my piles of laundry). During supper one night, I randomly…

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It’s OK. Our life is messy…

While sitting in yoga pants eating macaroni and cheese (hoping to get away with another few weeks of this before I have to start exercising again), and looking at my semi-dirty living room, I heard my husband in the kitchen and two daughters insisting on helping make coffee. Of course it didn’t go smoothly…we have kids. After I heard something…

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Hello!

Hi! I’m Brooke. I have: Three kids A handsome blue-eyed, sexy-bearded husband A love for sweatpants An unmet desire to have a clean house A deep satisfaction with drinking chocolate milk My kids are spirited, feisty little things (the ones who can talk, that is). Despite my best parenting efforts, I receive negative responses from children countless times in a…

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