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Just Because Someone Typed It, Doesn’t Make It True

Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash Someone called me an a$$ for this post about my daughter's constant [...]

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Please Don’t Call Child Services

I am so stinking excited to introduce you to your next favorite obsession. You read that right. I [...]

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What to Do When Inspiration Is Hiding

  Here's the thing about creative writing: When the inspiration ain't there, it ain't there. I struggle with [...]

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8-Minute Memoir: My Most Important Hair Moment

This essay is part of an 8-minute memoir challenge hosted by Ann Dee Ellis. Day 13: Your Most Important [...]

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The Quiet Moments of Motherhood

When babies are small, there is so much physical work to be done. Feeding, changing, dressing, wiping, washing. [...]

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How Is Every Child at the Playground Not Dead or Severely Maimed?

  We're not a playground family. For so long, there has always been one member of the family [...]

Why I Don’t Like Being Needed — And Why I Also Absolutely Love It

Mothers are needed by their children. The sky is also blue. And I'm Captain Obvious. But the sky [...]

A Reminder: I Can Make a Difference

If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, did it happen? I [...]

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Parenting Truths: Parenthood Is Rolling Your Eyes… A Lot

The snow finally melted a few weeks ago, and as we surveyed our backyard, we realized children are [...]

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Today, I Wear Red — A Day Without a Woman

Drawing on the momentum of the Women's March, another movement is taking place today, International Women's Day. A Day [...]