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Performance review

Annual Performance Review: Self-Evaluation

Job Title: Mom II Start Date: September 18, 2012 Salary: Hugs and kisses Job Description: Wiper of noses, washer of clothes, maker of beds. Disciplinarian, teacher, bump and scrape kisser. Cook, arbitrator, tucker-inner. What do you like most about your job? Every day is a new day. I never know what challenges will present themselves; […]

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All kinds of love

All Forms of Love

Around the start of a new year, external forces tell, remind, inform, and educate us on how to transform into the best versions of ourselves. Advertisements for gym memberships don the billboards along the highways while radio commercials boast of the latest and greatest techniques that promise to erase those stretch marks for good (yeah, […]

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mental load of motherhood

The Mental Load of Motherhood

As most primary caregivers know, providing quality emotional support for kids is exhausting. We are tasked with teaching these future adults how to be productive members of humanity (aka: how NOT to be a-holes). It’s constant: “I see you’re upset that your sister chooses not to share right now. Instead of hitting her and screaming […]

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Season of Broken Toys

The Season of Broken Toys and Super Glue

Whenever I share my grievances concerning motherhood I always get “oh, it’s just a season.” There is the teething season, which seems to last forever. There is the diaper season, which actually does last forever if you have back-to-back-to-back-to-back babies. There is the toddler tantrum season, which comes and goes. We have experienced a crying […]

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They Will Have Each Other

“One day we won’t see him anymore.” “One day he will be married and busy.” “And we won’t get to swing with him.” In our backyard, enjoying the long awaiting arrival of cold weather, I overhear my middle child explaining to her sister what she expects to happen with her baby brother. She knows adulthood […]

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Let’s Not Forget Our Friends

Motherhood is an adjustment. It is hard going from a flexible schedule that you can control to one that’s ever-changing, filled with non-negotiable things and wild cards, like nap times and explosive diapers. We are all aware of how hard it can be to balance motherhood and…basically anything else. Friendships are one thing that we […]

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ladies of lineage

The Ladies of Our Lineage

Her name was Evelyn, and she spent most of her life in Florida. I want you to picture her red hair, probably wavy from all that salty air. She had five children and was married to a railroad man. She was born in July 1891 and would never have worked outside her home. Managing a […]

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holiday mom

The December Mom: A True Christmas Miracle

While I might be biased, I think moms are kinda the best thing in the world. Seriously, we rock. We cook, clean, make sure everyone is happy (oh, the laughable, impossible task!), and try so darn hard at pretty much everything all day long so that our family might find pleasure in their lives. This […]

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Our Firstborn: A Journal (Part Two)

Disclaimer: This post is the second of four in a series about one ACMB Team Member’s experience with infant loss. (Click here to read “Our Firstborn: A Journal [Part One].”) We understand that this post may include language and ideas that are difficult or traumatizing to some readers and urge you to stop reading if […]

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