Author Archive | Erica Morrison

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Thanksgiving vs. Thanks”saying”: Encouraging Our Kids To Feel Gratitude

‘Tis the season to be thankful! The seasonal decor aisles in every store are encouraging this important sentiment. “Give Thanks” is written in cursive script across reclaimed barnwood signs. “Be Thankful” is directed by resin harvest pumpkins ready for your mantle. I even saw a t-shirt in Target that proclaims, “Thankful Mama.” November invites us […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons (or Breast Cancer): Savoring Motherhood in Difficult Seasons

Last December, just a couple weeks before Christmas, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In those initial days following the news, I wrestled through every unpleasant emotion known to the human soul: fear, anger, grief, confusion, anxiety, and even guilt. As a 38-year old mom of two young boys, I worried most about how this […]

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Wacky Walls at Upper Limits is a Win for Winter Fun

This post and experience is sponsored by Upper Limits Climbing Gym but all opinions are that of the writer.  Dried brittle pine needles have blanketed my floor and new toys sprawl out across every flat surface of my house.  While we stand knee-deep in the debris of Hurricane Christmas, I also take a minute to […]

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Why I Can’t Quit Facebook

Ah…the holiday hustle is here.  The December dash is in full swing and while the to-do list is mostly filled with fun time guzzlers like merry-making errands, seasonal soirees, and hall-decking, I’m still finding myself in a festive frenzy, wishing I could slow down this month and carve out a few extra hours in each […]

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Mommy Tantrums

Most days, my husband leaves for work before the boys and I are out of bed. Mondays are the only day that he gets to stick around for a glimpse of our morning routine: there’s the struggle of getting our snoozy kindergartener out of the top bunk, the repeated reminders that the second grader must […]

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