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Tagged With: motherhood

10 Things I Wish My Kids Knew

In our house, we’re in the midst of the tough pre-teen and teen years. The easy days are few and far between. If it’s not one child having a crisis, it’s the other. Hormone-induced tears are a part of nearly every day. Some days I’m my girls’ best friend, and others, I’m the worst mom … Continue reading »

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Not So Picture Perfect

  Once upon a time I loathed being the girl in the photograph. I hid behind so and so. I offered to take the picture. Or I’d excuse myself to the restroom to the point I’m sure everyone in my family thought I had a bladder problem. This at a time when I was the … Continue reading »

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Nobody Told Me It Would Be Lonely

I’ve been told a lot of things about having a teenager. I was warned about the hormone swings. I was told about the attitude. I was given great advice about choosing my battles. But nobody told me it would be lonely. Nobody told me that many of my mom friends would go back to work … Continue reading »

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It’s About the Big Picture

My younger daughter walked onto the stage for her choir concert on Monday night, and I didn’t recognize her. It wasn’t because she was wearing a costume or because she looked all that different. It was the distance. We were sitting near the back of the auditorium, and from that distance, it was hard to … Continue reading »

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The Truth about the Proverbs 31 Woman

For a long time after I became a mom I tried to live up to this vision I had in my head of being the perfect wife and mom. You know, the mom that had it all together — perfectly dressed kids, dinner on the table every night, clean clothes always in the drawers and … Continue reading »

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Why We Should Stop Telling Moms to Enjoy Every Moment

I was in Aldi with both my girls the other day. My older daughter stepped on my shoe for the third time in the store. I turned around and said, “Will you please stop walking on my feet!” As soon as I was done speaking, another mom with two young girls looked at me and … Continue reading »

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4 a.m. Mommy Moments

It’s 4 a.m. It’s dark and cold, and I should be sleeping. I’ve been awake for an hour. It’s one of those middle-of-the-night mommy moments when the weight of the challenges facing my daughters is keeping me awake. My older daughter is struggling to recover from an ankle injury and adjust to a new soccer … Continue reading »

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Something Precious

I have a mommy confession. Wait. Scratch that. It’s more like I have a mommy obsession. Every fall, I find myself in valiant pursuit of that one precious all-the-children picture. And every year, there is one backdrop that has never let me down… The Weston Red Barn Farm. It’s rustic and charming and surrounded by … Continue reading »

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They Don’t Need Supermom

I want to be supermom. I want to be able to do it all. I want to have cookies after school and homework without tears. I want to have a successful blog and write a book. I want to be a great writing teacher who inspires kids. I want to make nutritious dinners and have … Continue reading »

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It’s OK to Let Your Weakness Show

This poor little blog has been ridiculously neglected for the past two weeks. We’re still struggling to adjust to a new normal of both kids in school, me working outside the house two days a week and the new soccer and hockey schedules. Add to that a kid who has been sick for a week, … Continue reading »

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