I’m Tired

I’m tired but I am a working mother. I need to go to work. I need to parent my children. I need to get up, every single day. I need to be everything for everyone every day. So I keep getting up. I keep moving. I keep doing. I drink pots of coffee. Someday I won’t be so tired. Right?

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Scouting: Then vs. Now

When my daughter was about 4 years old, I started to notice Facebook posts of friends with kids around her age and the activities they were signed up for. Ballet, soccer, swimming – you name it. I started wondering if we should be signing her up for an activity too.

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The Reality of Moving

When I see pics on Facebook of a neatly packed moving truck and the tag “We’re moving! So excited for our next adventure!” I wonder if that picture is really as clean and joyful as it appears.

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I am Not Here to Serve You

Did I do something wrong? Was there something in the way I carried myself that said “I am here to serve you, oh powerful man.” I still have a lot to think about as to why this incident bothered me so much but I can tell you this much, I am not here to serve men.

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Picture Day Confession

I have a confession to make. I’m that mom. I’m pretty sure my kids come in for picture day and the school staff wonders if they should call us and remind us that it’s picture day so we can drive over with a change of clothes.

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Winning Is In The Struggle

So, it has been an adjustment (to say the least) for me to learn to step back, watch them struggle, and allow them to more independently do for themselves … for me to be needed less … or at least, needed differently. Add to it the fact that I have one child who is a little lazy and would be more than happy to allow me to do everything for him, and you have a recipe for disaster.

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Five Reasons Why My Mom Friends Rule

As women, even when we are not compatible, we should respect one another and their own personal choices for themselves and their families, but a). not everyone has gotten that message yet, and b). even if they do, it means they will do you no mommy harm, but it does not necessarily mean you will be great friends.

Summer

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Things I Didn’t Do This Summer

I think my girls and I took advantage of all summer had to offer, having fun while taking it easy all at the same time.  I'm especially happy, however, about all of the things we DIDN'T do.

LGBTQIA

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Stealth Advocacy: A Primer

Dispel myths when they come up, discuss some of the anti-transgender legislation that threatens your child, and grow that community of people who might not have been personally invested in LGBT rights before, but who are invested in your child's well being and will help you fight for your child's rights and safety.

Special Needs

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Closing The Loop

We had no idea when we transitioned to the new daycare that not only would we find all of that but that we would find an extension of our family in the teachers and directors of the early learning center. 

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