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The Two Words Mothers Need to Hear Most

What are the two words mothers need to hear most? Hint: not “I’m bored” or “not me.” There are a lot of words that describe the motherhood experience: Joyful. Stressful. Chaotic. Hilarious. Rewarding. Enlightening. Humbling. Messy. I’m sure you can think of more, but most people—at least most people who are moms—can agree that motherhood […]

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story of love

That’s the Story of Love

In motherhood, we don’t get many quiet moments. I’m beginning to think that’s by design. The incessant busyness keeps us distracted from the unavoidable truth about our children that hides from us in plain sight: year by year, week by week, minute by minute, they are slowly slipping away from us as they march on toward […]

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Say yes to you

Say “Yes” to You

I couldn’t believe it was happening, as it happened. I actually said “no.” As a people-pleasing, “YES!” person, it felt kind of amazing. Who am I kidding? Saying “no” was also kind of terrifying. OK, OK, totally terrifying. What FOMO am I bringing upon myself by not doing something?! It’s incomprehensible. It’s unbelievable. It’s done. […]

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