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For When Grief Hits You From Out of Nowhere

It’s been almost four years since my husband died. I’m mostly doing great. I still get sad sometimes. Other times I’m disappointed or angry that this is my real life. But, on the whole, life is good. We’ve found new routines and ways of doing things. We feel settled. I skirt the edge of grieving,…

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BRAVEtogether Manifesto

As BRAVEtogether we agree to… 1 Participate in deep, heartfelt, and honest community 2 Practice compassion in order to create a safe space 3 Honor each other by listening and walking through life together 4 Dream and develop our passions 5 Push each other to grow and be confident in who we were created to…

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Why You Never Leave Your Grieving Friend Alone

Why You Never Leave Your Grieving Friend Alone | BeckyLMcCoy.com

“You’ve got so much going on. I didn’t want to burden you with my hard stuff.” “I didn’t want to make you more sad. I try and only share stuff that will cheer you up.” “I wasn’t sure if I should say anything. I hate to bother you.” I’ve heard dozens of versions of those…

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The Worst Part of Being a Single Mom is the Exhaustion

Being a single mom never gets easier. I’ve got my ways of coping – preschool and playdates help this introverted mama recharge and stay on top of the to do list – but there isn’t much wiggle room for when the schedule gets turned upside down. Last week, there was a snow day. I knew…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/28/16]

It was a terrible day. The kind of day that wants to make you avoid days and people and responsibilities for a month or forever. I didn’t feel well. The grief was overwhelming. The kids were not compliant and whining is my nemesis. I let a few friends know that I was struggling and one…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/9/16]

Before I get serious, can we just talk about my love of LuLaRoe? I seriously wear at least one piece a day. I’ve always required my wardrobe to consist of clothes that are soft and comfortable but look nice and put together. LuLaRoe hits the nail on the head. So today I wore my LLR leggings…

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31 Days of Real Life 10/5/16

I always said my kids would never have TVs in the car and our house would be kid-tablet free. But since I’ve been a single parent, I’ve discovered the beauty of letting entertainment distract the kids for awhile. I got Caleb a kid’s Amazon Fire tablet to use on Wednesday nights when our community group…

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5 Simple Strategies for Being More Brave

I’ve been using Facebook Live several times a week to connect with people and share how we are being brave (find me at Becky L McCoy on Facebook to join in!) It’s quickly become something I look forward to because it’s an easy way to encourage each other to keep doing brave things. But what…

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Simple Tips for Self Care: Ask For Help

I’ve always had a rather high tolerance for stress. People often use the term ‘high achieving’ for those of us who can somehow juggle a lot of life at once. I often get comments from people who admire my ‘strength’ or ability to ‘do it all’. Well, sorry to disappoint, but I am not super…

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Nurture Nest (Sponsor Spotlight)

I am so excited to be partnering with Nurture Nest! This small, family run shop opened over the summer and has become one of my favorite places. They host baby wearing, cloth diapering, and breast feeding support groups. There’s a special art class for kids and I have been teaching a photography class geared towards…

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