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Balance_ A lesson from my teenager

Balance: A Lesson from my Pre-Teen

Initially, her response infuriated me inside. Relax? You’ve been handed an opportunity many children could only dream of, and you want to relax? Don’t you owe it to your teacher and school to represent them? Not to mention you’ve been given a gift, and we should share our gifts with the world. When I was […]

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Weary and Tired Mom

An Open Letter to the Weary and Tired SAHM

I see you there. Standing in the middle of the kitchen, talking to yourself. Or, maybe it’s the dirty dishes? You’ve broken up with them again haven’t you? You’ve decided they’re not worth the work today, or the stress. No matter. They weren’t much for conversation, anyway. It’s already been a long day hasn’t it? […]

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It’s Easy to Say Life’s Hard

I remember when I was pregnant for the first time, everyone would say, “Being a mom is so hard, but so worth it.” Do you know what that kind of advice does for a mother-to-be? I’ll be bold here and say it does nothing. The word “hard” is thrown around like confetti when it comes […]

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It Will Be Okay: How To Support a Mama with Postpartum Depression

Days after my oldest was born, I found myself walking around in a fog. I was still recovering from a painful cesarean delivery—one I hadn’t planned for or expected. I was trying to adjust to my new normal: sleep deprivation, stressing about trying to nurse my baby and looking beyond recognition. “Welcome to Motherhood,” I […]

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Purpose

A New Perspective: Finding “Purpose” Is Different from Finding “Busy”

I have been here before. At one point, before my daughter came along, all three of my boys were in school at once. I didn’t like it. I treasured the disappearance of the sibling WWF rounds and the cries of “I’m bored.” Or “I’m starved.” But between those bits of relief, I felt empty. Like […]

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