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The Beauty in the Moment

By Gaby Smith This morning, I was laying in bed with a cup of coffee. It’s my morning tradition and a little “reward” for getting up at 5 a.m. for work. I love coffee in bed and look forward to it every day. After my son was done with his breakfast, he ran and jumped […]

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A Cluttered Life

By Gaby Smith Every spring and fall, I clean out my closet of clothes I don’t wear anymore. I make my son do the same thing. My mother taught me this as a child, so it was instilled in my brain forever.

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How My House Plants Taught Me About Life’s Choices

By Gaby Smith I have five living plants in my house. Each one has taught me about life decisions. Yes, I sound crazy, but hear me out. I love succulent plants. I think they’re cute and adorable, they look good in any room, and they’re very EASY to maintain. Plus, I’ve named all of my […]

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It’s Lent and I Already Messed Up

By Gaby Smith On Ash Wednesday, I was determined to make this Lent the best one yet. I decided to give up worrying. Yes, worrying. So far, it’s been going “ok.” I told my fiancé that I am giving up worrying for Lent. He thinks it’s a good idea.

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What a Day Without Social Media Did for Me

By Gaby Smith I recently took part in the human trafficking day of awareness and fasting from social media. I knew this would be particularly challenging for me. I have to admit, I’m on social media a lot. There are times where I force myself to put down my devices when I’m spending quality time […]

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2018 Has Taught Me Self Care

By Gaby Smith Self-care is something that is very new to me. It came down to talking to a professional counselor to tell me that I need to take care of me. I suffer with anxiety. My body feels like it’s constricting at 100 miles per hour, and I can’t breathe.

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Being a Mother is a Beautiful Thing

By Gaby Smith The other day, I was cleaning up sickness from my child after he came home from school. He had contracted a small stomach bug that lasted all day. He was happy, then upset, then threw up.

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When You Just Can’t Do It Anymore

By Gaby Smith Hey there tired parent. I understand you. You’re too exhausted to get back up and keep on going. You had a long day at your job, where you spent half of your day putting out fires or you were caught up with errands/school activities that drove you nuts.

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Our Christmas Traditions

By Gaby Smith Anyone who has heard me talk on the radio, has heard that Advent and Christmas are my favorite seasons of the Church year! I love the vibe, the music and the activities. Everything about this time of the year is magical. I love making it magical for my son.

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It’s Not All About the Gifts

By Gaby Smith “What do you want for Christmas?” I’ve heard this question every year since I can remember. My answers went from Barbie’s Dream House to a new vacuum cleaner. It’s funny how things change. The older I’ve gotten, the more I realized, it’s not all about the gifts (although it may be challenging to […]

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I Only Allow This One Thing in Church

By Gaby Smith When my son was a toddler, I would allow him to bring toys to Mass to keep him occupied and still. This turned into a messy and noisy ordeal. Toy planes and cars were everywhere in the pew. What was worse, is that these were wooden pews. Let’s just say all eyes […]

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