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Mom with Children

Caring for Tricycles to Wheelchairs :: Moms Caught in the Middle

I watched my friend’s profile as she spoke. The subtle way she bowed her head. Her nearly translucent eyelashes blinking away the afternoon sunlight. Her hands silently wrapping and unwrapping a Kleenex. Comforting and caring for a friend was the easiest thing in the world for Lena. I was moved by her voice, the words […]

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Wiping Front to Back and Other Shifty Lessons I’ve Taught My Kids

There are deep, valuable lessons at each stage of life despite seemingly menial tasks that should just be grasped onto. Still, I find myself asking my ten-year-old, “Did you even wash while you were in the shower for thirty minutes?!” I am not sure of your parenting style, but I take great comfort in those […]

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You are Enough, Momma

You are Enough, Momma

“I’m the good mom.” “No, I’m the good mom.” “Take it back!” “Never! You’ll never be as good as me!!!” Imagine two moms duking it out over their workplace and household achievements. Demanding that, because of one of their children’s achievements, they must be better than the other. Grappling at every tangible piece of evidence […]

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Parenting

This Parenting Stuff is Harder than I Thought

I imagined holding hands, wearing matching sundresses and frolicking through a meadow…motherhood. What a cold splash of water to my daydreams. My daughter wears skirts over dresses, cuts her own bangs, thinks I have no style, and doesn’t frolic. My mini me decided she was her own person. How dare she? Doesn’t she know I […]

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Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Do Not Be Afraid to Ask For Help

My daughter is beautiful, strong, funny, and smart. She is also headstrong, stubborn, strong-willed, independent, and defiant. I do not say those things lightly. I love my daughter more than words could ever express. I look at her and my whole body aches with the love I have for her. But, she is a challenging […]

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