Movies with Friends

You've just settled into the perfectly chosen seat. No one directly in front of you or behind you, arm rests down in their locked position...all for maximum comfort probability and personal space guarantee. Large popcorn and large Icee--Because 1) free refills make up for the exorbitant price 2) you didn't eat all day for this very reason and 3) go big or go home. The lights dim...

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Benched by Competition

Competition among women can be a bit of a Decepticon. (Can you tell I'm an only girl and mom to boys? Transformer metaphors, roll out!) It can morph into so many different things, enticing us to play the one-up game, but what about when we refuse to play at all? Instead of rising up with an "Oh, yeah?!?! I can do that, too," we shrink back with a, "I can't do it like that, so I won't even try." Benched. Out of the game, on the sideline, watching everyone else do their thing....

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Sisters with a Voice

I am the oldest of 3 girls in my family. I am so grateful for my two sisters, Vikki & Sheree'! It is through relationship with them that I have learned the value of true sisterhood! My sisters are my dearest and most loyal friends. We can count on each other to be cheerleaders, prayer warriors, and trustworthy confidants. Together, we are extra loud, and funny things are always 10x funnier, so the decibel level can reach dangerous heights--not that we notice or think to care!  ;) When I think of sisterhood...

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Pinterest-Perfect Pressure

I had caught it. The perfect moment between brothers captured on a smart screen. Perfect simultaneous smiles (which is a miracle in itself). Perfect peace between brothers. Perfect giggles. Perfect boyish wild-at-heart-ness. It felt like a victory Jordan-altar-stone after 6 months of wandering the wilderness of no sleep, sibling jealousy, and more sibling jealousy. I thought, "This moment has to be celebrated and documented. This.... is going on the instagrams."

Thirty seconds later...

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