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Apr18
The Last Time

The Last Time

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The lasts are hard for me to deal with. Mostly because when they are happening we don’t know that they are the last. We have no reason to mark the occassion as special or set it aside as being different than any other day. We are just going on like it is a regular day. It is only in retrospect, in looking back, that the event has any importance.

Jan05
Ten (+ one) Commandments of Motherhood

Ten (+ one) Commandments of Motherhood

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If you follow these rules, you will be a better mother. Probably. You definitely will be a happier one.

Dec30
9 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier Family

9 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier Family

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2011 was a tough year for me on many levels. I want to box it up and put it away and never think about it again. It was a year where I lost my joy. I spent most of the year going through the motions, doing what needed to be done, but not really doing any of it well. This year I am determined to get it back and make my family happier in the process.

Apr01
Mothering Meltdowns, Revisited

Mothering Meltdowns, Revisited

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I happen to think that people need to chose their words carefully. To think about the consequences of those words. To think beyond their own personal validation. Are you willing to risk relationships with the words you chose to write? What matters more to you? And what if those relationships are with your children?

Mar16
Forgiving Others Is Easy, What About Forgiving Yourself

Forgiving Others Is Easy, What About Forgiving Yourself

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I always liked Lent; I remember it being a time to have a redo of your New Year’s resolution. It was a time when you could choose to do something or sacrifice something for 40 days. And 40 days was a lot more appealing than 365 days. Even now as an adult I still use Lent as a time to reflect and maybe make some changes that will stick around after the 40 days are over.

Nov17
A Dozen (or so) (Somewhat) Shocking Revelations About Motherhood

A Dozen (or so) (Somewhat) Shocking Revelations About Motherhood

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Nothing really prepares you for becoming a mother. Sure, people tell you what to expect, but until you actually have a kid or two, their words mean nothing. Needles in your spine? Dignity lost on the delivery table? You think after hearing everyone’s labor delivery nightmare stories that nothing else will shock you.

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