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mom apology

To the Moms Before Me: I’m Sorry

Moms, I owe you an apology.   You, my friends and family members who became mothers before I did, who grappled and groaned with child-rearing before I could even imagine it, deserve my honesty. You have been the target of my ignorant and fantastically misguided conceit.   Here is my confession. As I enjoyed my […]

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being needed as a mom and needing space

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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Stop Telling Kids you love them

Stop Telling Your Kids You Love Them

While playing King of the Mountain with my pile of laundry, I looked at the clock and realized it was time to leave for an appointment. I reached for my shoes and only found one next to me. So, I did what I always do. I called for my 9 year old to help me […]

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