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The Good-Enough Mantra

Frequently on this blog and on my social media channels, you’ll find me making fun of myself. If anyone out there is keenly aware of her faults as a mom and person, it’s me.

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Just Wondering, How Does Your Partner Show Up?

Andrew has found the biggest way to step up and help me feel half-human again during the day. And it’s just by doing this one thing: He wakes up in the morning with the baby and allows me to get an extra hour of sleep.

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An Incredible Essay on Parenting

I am more than late to the party on the unearthing (and savoring) of this essay, but if you’re a mom or dad, please take a few minutes to read one of the truest essays about parenthood ever written.

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The Sisterhood

Hey you. Yeah, you. The one who’s sitting, scrolling, exhausted, eyes heavy with exhaustion. Welcome to the sisterhood. Motherhood. We’re a wily bunch here.

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The Problem with Thoughts and Prayers

“If I sit really, really close to the door,” she said. “If someone came running down the hall with a gun, I wouldn’t have time.”
Please take a moment to process that quote. Really read it. Those words came from a high school student.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

There are many experiences from my childhood I would love to revisit. To wit: Long, lazy afternoons fishing on the lake with my grandfather. The feel of smoothing down a bluegill’s fins as I unhook him and toss him back with a splash into the crystal water.

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