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Dear Hurting Child

My Sweet Child, We are finding ourselves once again in a familiar dance. The catalyst being the bruising of your tender places and the grand finale undoubtedly containing quite the bang. When you were young, I would sit in the middle of your room as you spiraled and raged around me. Silent and still, just sitting…waiting.

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I have zero desire to clean the toilet, but I do it anyway.

  In the past year I have read several articles about the “emotional labor” and “mental load” of motherhood.  Moms plan/coordinate everyone’s schedules, arrange carpools, schedule doctors appointments, research and schedule contractors/repairmen, plan vacations, arrange teacher conferences, locate missing household items, keep track of homework due dates, plan/coordinate meals, manage clothing needs, and even make

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4 Things About Me that Have Nothing to Do With Being a Mom

For years now, my identity has revolved around being a mother. And years before that, while my wife and I struggled with infertility, much of my identity revolved around wanting to be a mother. I’m coming to a place in my life where I need to take some space from that part of me or else risk being

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Making a Difference In A Child’s Life: How You Can Help

When my kids went back to school and they needed backpacks, pencils, and folders, I went out and bought them.  When my kids need help with their homework, or an ear to listen, or a shoulder to cry on, I’m there for them.  These are things we sometimes take for granted; however, not all children have that

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When Toddler Cuteness Wears Off: October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

I’ve been afraid of this since she was born.  There’s a phenomenon in the Down syndrome community – or well, I guess the entire community of the world – where as our kids get older and toddler cuteness wears off, something changes. Not with us. With everyone else. The other kids have learned to speak

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