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DIY Life Lessons: Perfectly Imperfect Parenting and a Hearth Seat

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When I was deciding what type of mom I wanted to be, one thing I knew was that I wanted to be a creative...

Voice to the Voiceless

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How can we give a voice to the voiceless? By speaking up, speaking out, and above all else, being aware.    There are generous amounts of...

Dear Mom, You are Enough: A Letter From Your Child

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As moms, we are often our own worst critics. But do our children view us this way? "Flip the switch" for a front-row view...

Dear Mothers, Your Sacrifice is Not in Vain

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Motherhood and sacrifice are synonymous, a truth we learn as we become mothers ourselves. Her jeans have holes in them, and her shoes are worn....

Your Summer Vacation is Cancelled, So Now What???

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Your previously-scheduled summer vacation is canceled, so now what? Last fall, after researching and debating and weighing all the options, my husband and I pulled...

When Running Away Looks an Awful Lot Like Running Towards Home

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Running away can often be a plea to be lured back home.     “Come get me, mama,” she dared, arms crossed across her chest, a full...

No More Sorrys, I Need More Storytellers and Disruptors

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Social injustices are dominating our conversations. We never should have grown silent to them. We need to learn, speak up, and listen. We all...

Navigating Parenting as You Go: That’s How This Gig Works

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Until you have kids, you can only guess how you will tackle the challenge of parenting. And chances are, you are going to guess...

When Your Plan Doesn’t Go According to Plan: A Journey to...

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Everyone has their own birth story. Sometimes they have an elaborate birth plan. Occasionally everything goes according to that plan, but most times, we...

Lessons From the Mothers that Came Before Me: Journey To Motherhood

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  Who you are as a mother can be a product of the mothers that came before you. What you do with the lessons you...