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Find all your community-building resources right here.

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Do best friends exist in adulthood?

Do best friends exist in adulthood?

As a young girl on the playground, it was a wise decision to name a best friend—you needed someone you could count on to cheer you on as you brave the monkey bars. It was also very fickle. I remember receiving a note when I was out of school sick for a few days from...

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Do best friends exist in adulthood?

As a young girl on the playground, it was a wise decision to name a best friend—you needed someone you could count on to cheer you on as you brave the monkey bars. It was also very fickle. I remember receiving a note when I was out of school sick for a few days from...

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3 signs you may be in a toxic friendship

Friendships are never neutral. Either you are experiencing a friendship that fills you up or leaves you empty. Friends either cheer you on or hold you back. They can point you in the right direction or mislead you down a different path. Have you heard the phrase, "you...

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Bailey’s 25 Best Books of 2020

In 2020, I read 145 books--clearly the quarantine did not slow me down. My goal in 2020 was to read all sorts of genres so you are going to see foodie memoirs, thrillers, and sci-fi epics. You'll also see my favorite Christian nonfiction, romance and detective series...

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The Archives:

How to plan your BEST and last Zoom Galentine’s Party

May this be the best and hopefully last Zoom Galentine’s Party you will ever plan! Creating an unforgettable online event needs some extra prep work. You need to know your why before you can plan this event because it is untraditional. Let the purpose of your event...

3 signs you may be in a toxic friendship

Friendships are never neutral. Either you are experiencing a friendship that fills you up or leaves you empty. Friends either cheer you on or hold you back. They can point you in the right direction or mislead you down a different path. Have you heard the phrase, "you...

Bailey’s 25 Best Books of 2020

In 2020, I read 145 books--clearly the quarantine did not slow me down. My goal in 2020 was to read all sorts of genres so you are going to see foodie memoirs, thrillers, and sci-fi epics. You'll also see my favorite Christian nonfiction, romance and detective series...

The necessity of making new friends at any stage of life

Doesn’t matter what age or what stage of life you are in—you will always need to be practicing the art of making new friends. It may seem that once you have achieved some level of comfortability with a group of people, you will never need to put yourself out there to...

4 Hands-On Resources to help you Love Your Neighbors

Here are some of my favorite resources to help me think outside the box, get creative and be encouraged to actually GO and LOVE my neighbors. Even in difficult times, we can still build connection with the people next door. Books on being a good neighbor How to Love...

How to love your neighbor and not be awkward

My son and I were standing on our neighbor’s porch, waiting for her to answer the door after my son had rung the bell one too many times. We were going to rebuild our garage and needed her to sign off on it so there would be no surprises when a construction truck...

The necessity of making new friends at any stage of life

Doesn’t matter what age or what stage of life you are in—you will always need to be practicing the art of making new friends. It may seem that once you have achieved some level of comfortability with a group of people, you will never need to put yourself out there to...

4 Hands-On Resources to help you Love Your Neighbors

Here are some of my favorite resources to help me think outside the box, get creative and be encouraged to actually GO and LOVE my neighbors. Even in difficult times, we can still build connection with the people next door. Books on being a good neighbor How to Love...

How to love your neighbor and not be awkward

My son and I were standing on our neighbor’s porch, waiting for her to answer the door after my son had rung the bell one too many times. We were going to rebuild our garage and needed her to sign off on it so there would be no surprises when a construction truck...

How to navigate the shame of losing a friend

Could I have done something differently? What if I would have just kept my mouth shut and not shared my criticisms? Did I do something wrong? Why did she just stop answering my messages? Losing a friend, no matter the circumstance, can bring on feelings of shame. I...

A Friendship Coach in Your Corner

A lot of people struggle to navigate friendship, but you don’t have to. With a Masters in Leadership from Denver Seminary and years of studying/teaching on gospel-centered friendship, I am offering coaching to help you create meaningful and lasting friendship....

Sharing is Caring: how to nurture generous kids

It’s 8:45am and I am rushing my four-year-old son to put his breakfast plate in the sink and throw his toys into the bin. As I dress my daughter, I see my son saunter over to the toy bin and instead of putting his things away, he starts to pick up his cars and play...