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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. [...]

Humor Kids Laugh

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 [...]

Laugh Parenting

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 [...]

Deep Thoughts

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 [...]

Deep Thoughts

Trump Can Even Cause Writer’s Block?

I don't like disappointing people. You may say that's true for everyone, but you and I both have [...]

Deep Thoughts

Common Ground — Let’s Find It!

I'm not a Republican. And I'm not a Democrat. In fact, I used to be very against the [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]