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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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Parent Gender Roles Aren’t What They Used To Be…and I’m Glad!

Parenting roles aren’t gender specific anymore. Nowadays, it seems that the majority of parents believe that “teamwork makes the dream work.” Responsibilities that once were handled by one parent or the other, now have a blended, all-hands-on-deck approach.  In our home, we are a community of doers. If a chore needs doing, we just do […]

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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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The Traveling Mom Guilt

Oh, the glamorous life the jet-setting woman leads. Packing a bag just for herself, flinging her cares to the wind, hopping on a plane in one time zone and landing into an adventure in another. Not a guilt feeling or worry in the world.  Ah…Mommas, can you feel the freedom? Probably not if you are imagining […]

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