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Author Archive | Carrie Lyons


Parenting with Purpose

Most of my dear friends would tell you that I am endlessly creating myself. I should have the words, “UNDER CONSTRUCTION” stamped on my forehead. Perhaps it’s because I am a writer and photographer, and with that I see that edits are necessary, and I am no exception. I wake up with the idea that I […]

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Take a Knee

The hurry and hustle of back to school had things feeling a little off around here. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. My knee-jerk reaction was to figure out what my beloved cherubs were doing wrong. I mean, come on, there’s a one-in-five chance the problem is actually me! Ok, ok, it was […]

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Next Stop

For over thirteen years, I have been a stay at home mom. Last week, I woke up and did something I have never done before. I put my baby on a school bus. The last of my tribe began full day kindergarten. (Pause for imaginary sounds of my heart breaking.) Like something out of a […]

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Our Last Summer Saturday

My children, or my beloved cherubs as I call them, start school next week, which makes today our last Saturday of summer vacation. Upon reading that, did you hear sad trombones playing faintly in the distance or did you hear a marching band start a victory song? I’m sure I’m going to be fairly un-relatable […]

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