Enough is Enough

By Breanne Davis, Core Writer Each day I have a pep talk with myself as I’m getting ready. I try to remind myself to be thankful. I try to remind myself that the mistakes that I made yesterday are done and that today is a new day. I try to talk myself into being the … [Read more…]

Dear Mom-I-Was-Five-Years-Ago

By Breanne Davis, Core Writer Dear Mom-I-Was-Five-Years-Ago, In the last 4.5 years, I have changed and adapted in so many ways it often feels like my parenting style is completely different since I was you. I get it—it was hard. You did your best. I am still proud of the end results despite some difficult … [Read more…]

My baby, my redemption: A Birth Story

By Breanne Davis, Core Writer When I think back to the most significant pain in my life all I can think about is how much I loved that pain. Truly. I’m not crazy nor am I someone who enjoys pain. This pain for me was healing; it was redemptive. This labor pain was exactly what … [Read more…]

I’m her Step-Mom (and so much more)

By Breanne Davis, Core Writer As a step-parent, sometimes I feel like a tight rope walker, skimming the line between being a mother and a step-mother to my 9-year-old girl. On one side of the tightrope, I want to be the best mom I can to this beautiful, smart, witty, silly, compassionate girl. But on … [Read more…]