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Carey would describe herself and her life with two words: growth and grace. Being a coach’s wife of nearly 13 years, adoptive mom to a wild-at-heart boy and captivating little girl, daughter, friend, and career woman is hard! But with the old saying in mind, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” she uses each role and season of her life as an opportunity to grow and be used all while remembering that she isn’t perfect and mistakes are inevitable. Carey’s been an English teacher and a stay-at-home mom, but is now in uncharted territory as the development director for a private school. Some days she knocks it out of the park, and other days it’s a swing and a miss. In everything, from her family, friends, and job, she wants to be better today than she was yesterday but welcomes the grace to fail.

A Little More About Me

You Don’t Have to Be Strong All by Yourself

I’ve thought a lot about strength lately. Working full-time, raising three young kids, my husband going through a job change

7 Faith Podcasts That Will Encourage Every Mom

Ever heard the phrase, “It takes a village," about raising kids? Well, with three young ones who are only getting older and more complicated,


Ever wonder if your kids are listening to what you’re trying to teach them? Or if what you’re doing is paying off and if


“Hold your head high when you walk.” “Make sure your skirt and shirt are pulled down.” “Don’t be louder than a boy.” “Cross your legs when you


Several years ago, the school where my husband and I taught asked us to give the Baccalaureate speeches at the graduation festivities. This was

I have to start this off with a confession. I sat down to write this article four different times, but couldn’t put it all

How to Wait With Grace During the Adoption Process

Oh my goodness, it’s with tremendous humility that I write about adoption. To me, there is no greater honor than to have been chosen

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave

I just completed my third maternity leave, and I wish I could tell you that I’ve got it all figured out. I feel like

10 Ways to Make Memories With Your Kids When You Work Full-Time

Think about what you remember about growing up with your parents. I don’t cherish the toys or lavish gifts. I remember and hold on


Tired? Distracted? Disappointed in yourself? Feeling used and used up? There is a good chance you’re saying “yes” to too many things and people.


Being a #girlmom isn’t easy. Being a #boymom obviously has its challenges and surprises, and you have to be super tough to be a


When I was a little girl, I distinctly remember playing with my baby dolls and being their “Momma.” I gave them bottles, rocked them,