Grow

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Run.

Run.  There are more days than I wish to count that I hear that word coming somewhere from the darkest corners of my mind. And for the record, it’s not telling me to go for a jog. No, this is a word that comes from a place of fear…uncertainty…drama. I hear it when I am […]

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The Storyteller

In the darkness, the void, your imagination takes its first breath. It opens up those uncommon spaces. The simplest forms of expression evoke your deep, passionate response. In that darkness, your imagination runs wild. It is the outpouring of your soul. You beckon others to join you using your voice, your movement, your ideas. “Come…listen…experience…” […]

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Letters to Jude : Happy 3rd Birthday!

I have been dragging my feet while trying to write this. Dragging my feet because it doesn’t seem possible that 3 years have already come and gone. Dragging my feet because a part of me is sad to know you’re older. Dragging my feet because I want these words to filled with hope and excitement […]

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The Healthiest Version of Myself

It’s not often that I sit down with my computer in my favorite local coffee shop or at my office desk and not write about my kids. My kids are pretty much the center of my world, and because days with them leave behind volumes of stories, I talk mostly about them. Not today though. My sweet […]

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Because Parenthood Is Hard

Some nights I sit down at my computer and the words just roll straight from my brain to the screen in front of me. Other nights I sit and stare at the screen, knowing that I want to say something…I need to say something…and I find excuse after excuse not to write it down and set […]

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A Farm, A Family, And Fun!

Can I just start this post off with the statement that I have some ridiculously talented (and amazing all-around) friends? From photographers to musicians to yoga instructors, each one is pursuing passion and creativity to it’s fullest. One of my favorite people to showcase here in this blog is my good friend, Jess Gann, of […]

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Resolutions And Fearing Failure

At the end of each year, I am reluctant to write down any New Year’s Resolutions partly because I try not to think about all the things I should be doing, and also because writing down a list of potential failures just doesn’t sound like a fun time. Feel me on this? I read a stat […]

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2015 :: A Year In Review

As 2015 comes to a close, I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on this past year (and probably a few of the years before it). I keep trying to come up with any family/job/fun updates I’ve written in the last few years, and I’m having a little trouble coming up with anything […]

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Either All Lives Matter, Or None Of Them Do

I’m pretty sure that I’ve sat down at my computer to write this post what feels like a thousand times. Each time I find myself abandoning it halfway through out of sheer, overwhelming heartache, or because there is so much heat in my words, I can’t possibly put them to print. But I believe in […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage To My Love

May 14th, 2005.  I am standing in the back of a small chapel in Chattanooga, TN, getting ready to see my love for the first time on our wedding day. As the photographer tells him to turn around, I can hear his sharp intake of breath and see the smile jump to his face as he sees […]

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Homemade Kombucha Made Easy!

For those of you out there that love a good kombucha, but have never made it in the comfort of your own home, this is the blog post for you! To those of you who thought to yourself, “What in the world is kombucha?”, this is the blog post to find out just how awesome […]

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Recognizing Your Heart In Your Words

I have written on more than one occasion recently about how chaotic, frustrating, and discouraged I’ve been in the past months. I have talked about how I’ve sat down to sort out the mess in my head only to find myself deleting dozens of half-written posts. I could never seem to finish anything, getting sidetracked […]

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Surprise! We’re Having A…

We found out some amazing news on January 7th, but thanks to a few rounds of the flu in our house, we were a little behind in breaking the news on the gender of Baby Harris #2. In case you missed the announcement we made yesterday, here is the video from my Instagram! (@katemharris) A […]

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Killing The Flu With A Bath

The Harris house started off 2015 with the flu/colds running rampant through our house. My husband brought in round one, Jude took round two, and I was the final casualty. It’s misery at its’ finest. Now, when the flu comes to town, there is pretty much nothing that you won’t try to make it go away. […]

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13 Must-Have’s For Baby

It’s the age-old question of every modern mother: “What do I really need for my baby?” In a fit of excitement that only a first-time mother can understand, we scour the internet and pose questions to the Facebook world looking for the “right” list that will help us survive both the months leading up to the […]

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Yes, We Jumped The Gun.

For those of you that heard that we are expecting our second baby sometime in May, you may have also heard that I am only 7-8 weeks along. (I have my first ultrasound on the 16th to confirm the date)  Upon hearing that, some of you may think, “Wow, you jumped the gun on telling […]

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Moving Boxes, An Ikea Cart, And An ER Trip

Today my son had his first trip to Urgent Care. I am fully aware that every child will have their fair share of bumps and bruises (and even an ER visit or two), but I was completely unprepared for this to happen, obviously. Let me fill you in on what happened… Because we are moving […]

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Just in Time For Fall :: Cauliflower & Leek Soup

I’m ready for fall to be here. I love the crisp days, the sweaters, the boots, the holidays, the food. So as I do my best to will fall to get here already, I pulled out a favorite soup recipe of mine :: Cauliflower and Leek.  What’s even better is that this soup is gluten […]

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The Essential Oils That Repel Bugs (And Their Bites!)

I don’t believe that I’m alone when I say that I hate bugs. More specifically, I hate mosquitoes.  They are annoying, they buzz around your ears and face, and they bite. {Insert crazy lady face} We have been trying to reduce the amount of harsh chemicals in our household, mostly by using things like Castille […]

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Adding Struggle To My iCal

I have completed 15 days of my 120-day challenge, and I am struggling. Every day. I went into this with all the good vibes and positive energy that I could find, determined and sure that I would find nothing but success. But 2 weeks in, and I’m only down 5 pounds. I feel deflated. I […]

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