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Together is a Beautiful Place Book Launch Party Recap

Together is a Beautiful Place Book Launch Party Recap

Planning a book launch party was filled with a lot of little details and help from many local vendors. The vision for the party was “friend date.” I didn’t want it to just be a book signing but an actual event that created an opportunity for women to...
three guidelines for friendlier mom circles

three guidelines for friendlier mom circles

No matter how long I’ve been a mom, I still get intimidated by new mom circles. Just recently, my oldest started kindergarten and I agreed to attend a new family meetup. This was an opportunity for families to get to know one another before the school year started. It...
How to prioritize friendship as a mom

How to prioritize friendship as a mom

A serious conundrum every mom faces –how do I make time for friends, experience quality connection and keep my sanity all at the same time? I know many will say, “invite people into the mess, be flexible with your kiddos, etc,” which are not bad thoughts. But as a mom...
Want deeper friendships? Here’s the game changer

Want deeper friendships? Here’s the game changer

“We cultivate the complexities of our friendships,” wrote Jeff Hall in his research on how we create intimate friendships. Hall took it upon himself in 2018 to study how people go from complete strangers to best friends. I have mentioned his research on numerous...
June 2021 Book Favorites for You

June 2021 Book Favorites for You

Your June 2021 book recap is… …filled with a lot of five-star reads. Truly, the good reading keeps on coming this summer. All of these books were binge-read in a couple of days because I could not put them down. Great stories, even better characters. Hope...
How to become a person who brings people together

How to become a person who brings people together

Many of us are nervous hosts. There are a lot of details to consider when bringing people together for a celebration, a dinner, or “just because” you want to spend time with others. Yet, I think most of our nerves could be settled with one simple truth: Just because...
Ambivalent friendships affect our health—for the worst

Ambivalent friendships affect our health—for the worst

It had been six months since our last coffee date, and I felt a little strange texting her, but I did it anyway. We had history so, isn’t that enough of a foundation to spend time together? Me: Hey, it’s been so long. When can we grab coffee next before your workday?...
When your friend feels “too busy” for you…

When your friend feels “too busy” for you…

…it can really hurt. Wanting to celebrate a friend in a new transition only to be rewarded by her reprioritizing her time with you can feel like a betrayal. Having a friend disconnect by using the excuse of busyness can feel like the beginning of a friendship...
May 2021 Book Favorites for You

May 2021 Book Favorites for You

May 2021 book favorites – I only highlight the best for you 🙂 . You’ll notice a theme of dark mysteries and a fun young adult novel. The Guardians by John Grisham (Mystery/Crime Thriller) This is my first Grisham book, and I will be picking up many more. The...
April 2021 Book Favorites for You

April 2021 Book Favorites for You

Recommending books may be my love language! So, I decided to create a monthly blog that recounts some of my favorite books. My hope is that you will find something you can pick up and get lost in. Here is my April 2021 favorite books recap just for you, my fellow book...
How Women of Faith Find Courage to Serve their Communities

How Women of Faith Find Courage to Serve their Communities

An excerpt from my Rooted in Love Guide: As believers, we have heard this message from the beginning “that we should love one another” (1 Jn. 4:11). Yet, we often use the excuse “I will get around to it later.” I will get around to asking my co-worker to lunch. I will...