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8-Minute Memoir Humor

Losing Things — 8-Minute Memoir

This essay is part of an 8-minute memoir challenge hosted by Ann Dee Ellis. Day 11: Losing Things When [...]

Parenting

Be a Safe Landing — A Parenting Lesson

"What happened to your report?" his mom yelled across the big, open foyer. The boy, who was about [...]

Deep Thoughts Holidays

When Christmas Is Depressing

Last Christmas was depressing and cruel. After a long, hard year, we were out of funds and struggling [...]

Humor Kids motherhood

The Life of an Accidental Dance Mom

I didn't set out to be a dance mom. I simply signed up my oldest for tap and [...]

motherhood Toddlers

Learning to Let It Go: The Story of the Dinosaur and the Kitchen Towel

Lately, I've been noticing that my kids don't hear me. It's strange, you see, because I'll be standing [...]

Messy Spirituality

My spiritual life was simple for a long time. Routine, even. I believed what I had been taught, but not just because someone told me these things were true.

motherhood Parenting

9 — We’ll Get Through It

About six months ago, I heard that 9 is a scary age for parents. I've heard it's full [...]

motherhood Toddlers

H.A.L.T. and Chill, Dude

Like any good 2-year-old, Rex can be moody. Most of the time, he's an absolute delight, but when [...]

Deep Thoughts

We’ve Seen This Before

"Learn English! Or go back to where you came from!" I couldn't believe my ears. A woman in [...]

motherhood

Croup for the Win — The Mom Reset I Didn’t Know I Needed

It began with a bark. A familiar bark. And we just knew. For some reason, 2-year-old Rex is like [...]

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