You cooked and baked with us. You took us fishing. You kept on top of our schoolwork, ensuring we studied and did our projects on time. You taught us to drive a stick-shift car in the empty high school parking lot. You met first dates at the door with a stern, sometimes fumbling, always cautious […]
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You see, becoming a mother isn’t always about remembering who you were before. Sometimes it’s about finding who you are now. I don’t know where my passions will lead me in the long run. Maybe I’ll be a doula forever, or maybe I’ll go back to school to become a midwife. Who knows. One thing […]
When you’re on the outside, you can’t see the hard work others are putting into it, or the ways it is helping them bless others. So if you have a friend selling something, here’s my advice to you: Stop rolling your eyes and start supporting your friends.
Eventually you will transition from mommy to mom, and when you do, you’ll want to make sure you still know who you are beyond that title.
Somewhere along the way, I had created a paradigm in which there were only two types of people: hustlers and slackers. I realize this belief isn’t reality, but it was my reality. If I wasn’t going 90 miles an hour every waking minute, I felt like I wasn’t giving it my all, and I felt […]
If you have a job, what do your children know about what you do all day? Have you ever considered taking them to work for a day, or maybe allowing them to visit you once in a while at work?
Character development seems to be a slow burn. No single event or activity seems to make a child honest, or grateful, or compassionate and kind. But these traits are learned over time by watching others and engaging in activities that promote these values. Given that we can’t be with them all the time, it was important to us that […]