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The Art of Single-Tasking

As women, we like to brag that we are multitaskers by nature, and it’s true. We innately have an advantage over men according to many recent studies which can be attributed to our biology and ancestors. Many years ago both men and women were hunters and gatherers, but as civilization progressed, a division in responsibilities […]

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miscarriage-memory

When Twins Vanish: My Miscarriage Memory

I never thought I would have a miscarriage. Then again, I never thought I would have a child, either. I knew from a young age that my mom had miscarried once, before she’d had my older brother. They didn’t have the term rainbow baby at the time, but that’s exactly what he was. As a […]

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Imposter

Imposter Syndrome: Motherhood Edition

The phrase “imposter syndrome” describes a person’s feelings of being a fraud despite that person being competent for the role being questioned. You might have experienced imposter syndrome when you were promoted in the workplace or accepted into a new organization. What about in motherhood? My story is one I’ve written about before; I never […]

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I'm Raising a Cactus

I’m Raising a Cactus: Ways Gardening is Similar to Motherhood

Gardens are a lesson in life, especially life as a mother. A gardener — not unlike a mother — must have patience, must care for each plant, must listen and examine each plant and care for it as best as possible. Unfortunately, our kids don’t arrive with garden tags telling us whether they prefer shade […]

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Non-religious in the South

Non-religious in the South

…and everything’s alright. Oh yeah. I come from a long line of Southern Baptists, but I was of the ‘Sunday Christian’ variety. My dad joined the Army the year before my birth, so we moved around quite a bit (living overseas twice) and primarily attended church when we visited family “back home” in Virginia (Southern […]

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