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Mom Confession: My Conflicted Relationship with Being Needed

I got into the mommy business knowingly not knowing anything. So when we had two kids of our own, the surprises were beyond measure — some heart-warming, some challenging, all unforgettable. But what still catches me off-guard repeatedly, even after almost five years of parenting, is the all-encompassing need. Need for Mom. Need for me. […]

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Liz Johnson

Meet Liz Johnson

I put three things on my “Don’t” list during the well-intentioned yet disingenuous years of my late teens and early twenties: 1. Don’t live in Iowa. 2. Don’t become a teacher. 3. Don’t be a stay-at-home mom. This “Don’t” list has since become the “Do’s” that define my life — and I couldn’t be happier […]

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