Posts in Personal Growth
I found the courage to iFly Dallas, and so can you!

I am a natural born chicken shit, but this year I've decided to buck my own system and personally grow (and go) to places I have never attempted before.  This week that included a trip with the family to iFly in Dallas for an indoor skydiving adventure to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Here's the story behind our experience...

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Looking inside ourselves, why this is so scary

What is it costing you to wear the mask and carry the shield?  More importantly, what is it costing your children?  I have been involved in a war with myself in the past that has given to birth a beautiful new beginning this week, all because I had the courage to break down walls and embrace ME.

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How can I model faith when I don't believe?

The balance between being faith-filled and identifying with a particular religious denomination can be tricky, especially when,, for you, it is evolving into something brand new, and you are a parent responsible for modeling what God looks like for your children.  This has been my struggle, and my blessing, the past few months...

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It's my kid who quit, so why do I feel bad?

When our kids change their mind why do we think it automatically means we have to drive home the lesson of commitment?  Look at the big picture of following through on something versus honoring your child's inner voice.  In a world hell-bent on creating followers, the real winners in life are those who authentically lead.

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Good kids...did I get lucky, or is it my parenting approach?

It is important to find the humor in parenting.  Let's face it, for many of us laughter and the ability to identify with other parents regarding the challenges and blessings of parenthood is what keeps us going a lot of the time.  But, how we interact with our children when they are young makes a very important, long-term impression on who they become, so we have to be careful how we treat them. 

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