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Dream BIG

Today is my 45th birthday so it only feels right to share one of my latest dreams with you. Back in 2017 I felt lost. Without purpose. My girls were all in school now and as a Stay at home mama keeping an immaculate house began to feel superficial and hallow. That says a lot […]

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December 3, 2021

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Take Heart

2020 & 2021 have taken their toll on me as they have many of you. I truly believed I’d survived the discomforts and heartbreaks of 2020 until my dad passed away this Spring. It was somewhat expected as he’d held onto a life with diminishing health for a solid 15 years and truly a quarter […]

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November 22, 2021

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Don’t text and dilate

Recently I had my eyes checked. Let’s face it… age is catching up to me and things just aren’t as clear as they used to be. Despite the lessons from 2020 and gaining clarity around so many things in life~ my eyesight wasn’t on that list. Of course, I couldn’t drive after they dilated my […]

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November 8, 2021

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Finding the right fit…

How do you know when you’ve found the right fit in life? This is something I’ve been working on personally lately. As the mama of 3 busy teens (well… 2 teens and 1 on the cusp) and wife to an in-demand lineman (read, “no consistent work schedule”) this sis somthing I’ve put considerable effort, energy […]

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October 25, 2021

Dad’s with Determination

Meet John Halter and Larry Massey… their families have been there. They’ve watched their daughters fight leukemia and for their lives. They’ve spent months in the hospital, nights awake and hours upon hours praying on their behalf. They know personally the little blessings in the help, love and generosity of family, friends and strangers. Larry […]

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July 5, 2021

Dear mama’s…

When I brought my first daughter home I was full of confidence. I knew just what to do to love and care for this beautiful soul. I felt it deep in my bones… this is what I was meant to do. I didn’t know the immense depth of love until those first few minutes with […]

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July 5, 2021

the Gifts of 2020

I’ve never been one to wish time away. Some days, months, seasons, years are simply harder than others. That’s not to say I don’t experience seasons where I keep my vision focused on the future. WAY up ahead of the current time. 2020 has been challenging and uncomfortable. We’re all well aware & if you’re […]

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December 15, 2020

Rounding the Bend- Q3 Newsletter 2020

Here we are already rounding into the final stretch of 2020… what a year! We have successfully managed the hills, straight stretches, bends and road blocks although it hasn’t necessarily been easy! Ya know what I’m saying?! I thought so. 😉 As with everything else, Tough As Nails has learned to embrace change believing it […]

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October 6, 2020

Great News for July 2020

We’re trying something new to keep you updated easily of all the great things Tough As Nails is up to. Are you as excited about this as I am??! Probably not, because truthfully I’m pretty easily excited especially when I’ve tacked a new and challenging project (especially if it’s related to technology). However, I just […]

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July 6, 2020