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Grandama Mo playing with her youngest grandkids.

The Grandma I Hardly Knew, And Why My Daughter Will Do Better

I’ve always been jealous of women who have strong relationships with their grandma. I know several friends who confide everything in theirs, and who turn to her for counsel on life decisions big and small. But I can’t remember having one meaningful conversation with mine. Unfortunately, it’s too late to fix that. My maternal grandmother, […]

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My niece's face looking at my son crying is pretty much me when I am TRYING to have a conversation and my kids have a meltdown...

Finishing a Conversation With Your Friends When Kids are Around is –

Finishing a conversation with your friends when kids are around is – Hard. It’s hard. I know it’s hard. There’s the toddler across the room that is suddenly climbing onto the counter or getting into dog’s water bowl, or wants in your lap, the baby that starts crying and wants to nurse, the older child that suddenly needs […]

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The Physicality of Motherhood | A Great Contradiction

My entire body hurts tonight. Aches deep down to the bones. I am tired. I am sore. Even my skin hurts. I have just reminded my five-year-old daughter again to please not jump on mommy. Please don’t climb on mommy. And it is in this plea that I am reminded that I was not prepared […]

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