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When #5 Turns 5:: 5 Motherhood Lessons I’ve Learned

I​ have a bruise on the top of my forehead today where a child dropped a back-scratcher-doubling-as-a-baton on my face while I was lying down. There’s a scar on my lower abdomen that basically looks like the pale, wrinkled version of the “meh” emoji. And I can’t even remember the last time I wasn’t tired. […]

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What Motherhood Dreams Are Made Of

This is what motherhood dreams are made of The comment wasn’t mine, but it resonated with me. It was Halloween night, and a group of our friends headed out into our neighborhood with our sights set on candy. Our costume laden kids outnumbered the adults, and the whole night was a dance of taking care […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Had a Mother

Distinguished writer Ta-Nehisi Coates poignantly points out the inherent problems with dehumanizing people.  And while he was specifically talking about the danger in verbally removing the humanity of enslaved and disadvantaged people, I think we often do the same thing to some degree with our heroes. We put them on pedestals and begin to believe […]

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The Someday Mom

The Someday Mom

Lately, I’ve been a Someday Mom.  You know, the kind of mom that has all the good intentions and fun activities stored away for a day in the near future {surely}. Someday.  The kind of mom who holds onto hope after hope that someday she will get all of her youthful energy back {and, gosh, I’m […]

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