Tag: mom

When Motherhood Feels Like a Dress Rehearsal for the Real Thing

It occurs to me sometimes that I am meandering through life still trying to figure things out in my mid-thirties, the age at which I had always assumed I would be finished with figuring out all the things. It pains me, at these times, to consider the fact that I am dragging my poor kids

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An Open Letter to the Employers of America

A good friend’s youngest son started Kindergarten this year.  She’s a stay-at-home mom and hasn’t worked outside the home since her oldest son, now 11, was born – unless you count organizing numerous PTO fundraisers, teaching Sunday school at her church, managing her family’s finances (including filing complicated income tax forms), and  balancing the countless

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